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Aymara New Year at Tiwanaku

The Aymara new year tradition is quite different from those I have been accustomed to in other places. Rather than celebrating the night before, culminating at midnight, the Aymara celebrate at dawn on June 21 (winter solstice here in the southern hemisphere). This morning, I was up at 4 am to prepare for the drive […]

New Year’s Eve at Our Place

[flv][/flv] A great New Years with lots of wonderful friends!!!


We had a couple of Easter celebrations. First, we went to the Embassy Easter Party, and Aliciya looked for eggs there (with limited success). At home, she did a bit better. But at home was the real Easter egg hunt.

Robert and Salee in Manila

Here are some photos from the past couple of weeks. These cover shopping in the pearl market at Greenhills, visiting the old fortress in Intramuros, and stops at Mall of Asia and at Baywalk at sunset. Click on the thumbnails to see larger versions of the photos.

Christmas Morning

We had a very nice Christmas.  Our Christmas Eve celebration was short, given Aliciya’s attention span.  We read a few stories, sang a few Christmas carols (Aliciya proposed, “Mary Had a Little Lamb”), read the Christmas story from the bible, and hung our stockings, that was about it. Christmas day we unwrapped presents.  Most of […]

Meeting Santa for Breakfast

We took Aliciya to “Breakfast with Santa,” organized by the Embassy Employees Association.  She had a great time.  Here are a few pics. At a birthday party that same afternoon for one of her friends, Aliciya got to try out being put into a soap bubble – she did it with her friend James.