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Shopping

Sunday, June 24th, 2007

Back from shopping at the “mall.” This one is actually a more western-style shopping mall, with mostly enclosed stores and a couple cart kiosks. It covers the first floor of the Hanoi Towers, which is kind of an extended hotel arrangement used by many foreigners that are in for long stays, including adoptive families. It’s [...]

Chaos (Take Three)

Sunday, June 24th, 2007

Baths, breakfast (both kids and parents), and showers later, and the kids are back asleep. (Without the anti-histamine, which I think is an extremely positive sign!) Back to the passports… The ‘expedited passport processing’ fee is actually paid to a facilitator that seems to collect all the paperwork and do all the filings and processing [...]

Chaos (Take Two)

Sunday, June 24th, 2007

OK, Thanh is changed and getting some breakfast. Realized that I already wrote about CIS for now. Friday picked up passports from the VN passport office. Confirmed that the ‘expedited’ fee that we paid was actually to a facilitator/external processor type of person (not to be confused with the agency facilitators.) Oops, now there’s Vinh….

Chaos (Take One)

Sunday, June 24th, 2007

Things have not been well the last couple days, but are looking a little better at the moment. Hopefully I’ll have enough time to catch up, but as the sun is risen I expect I will not. Thursday – CIS interview… Oops, there’s Thanh, right as I expected.

Rough Day

Thursday, June 21st, 2007

Finally, all’s quiet on the Eastern front… As you can tell by my entry interval, today was not a particularly good day, although it is ending much, much better than it started. The twins tag teamed all night, so we probably got a cumulative 2 hours of sleep, ending at 4am when both were up [...]

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