Over the Tet holiday break I traveled with Miss Sarah and her parents (in from England!) to Singapore and Malaysia. It was a great trip... and I read THREE books during the one-week trip! I loved having the time to read and relax.
Below, we're reading outside our hotel in Singapore.
It was a great location -- in Little India!
Miss Sarah reading on the lightrail in Singapore...
Miss Sarah and her mom reading on the train...
We took the train from Singapore to Malaysia
and stayed in the cute town of Malacca for a couple days!
Miss Sarah and I happened upon Book Street (one of them) yesterday after having brunch at a cafe.
I LOVE that a Book Street is set up for the Tet holiday!
I just finished the first Alex Rider book, Stormbreaker, and really enjoyed it! This is a fast-paced story with lots of adventure about a teenage spy. I wanted to read it because this entire series by Anthony Horowitz been a very popular read with many students this year!
It was great to have Ms. Patrice bring her class
to the library today to check out new books!
Mr. Tim was also in the library at that time and talked a bit about his love for books and some of his favorites (aaand why he wasn't a huge reader when he was in middle school... but now is a reads regularly!).
I took the time to pull over to snap a few pictures of this xe om driver... I love how many xe om drivers lounge on their bikes while waiting for a passenger to approach... but even better is this guy, who lounges and reads while awaiting his next passenger! Brilliant!
My brother tweeted this picture while we were waiting for our parents to arrive in Saigon (on December 18th)... they drove from Rochester, NY to Toronto... then flew to Tokyo... and on to Saigon (long trip!).
This is a NEW book in our library now! A good friend of mine back home in the States sent two of them to me. If you like the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books, I think you'll enjoy these too!
I made the hydrofoil trip out to Vung Tao beach a few days ago with my mom, brother (Lenny), and his fiance (Lexey). The sky was a bit cloudy but it was a great day at the beach... and, of course, I could be found reading... :)