Hi! Happy New Year!
Work was busier than usual until mid-January. During the second week of December WUSC organized the annual Uniterra Review and Planning workshop with all of the volunteers and partner oranizations. Shortly after that, I went back to a familiar place (Ha Tay Community College) to facilitate two short workshops about soft skills (presentation skills and teamwork/team-building skills). The last big thing, which I spent a lot of time preparing for, was another workshop which I facilitated in Hue at the beginning of January; the topics were Learning Management Systems and Information Security. The last week-ish before Tet holiday, which started on January 19th, was spent winding down and wrapping up a few small tasks.
Jane has also been growing and changing a lot, as usual! She’s walking really well now, and talking up a storm. She seems to understand almost everything (in Vietnamese, at least) and can learn to say new words and sounds very quickly. Some English words are harder, as they’re long and have too many syllables, but her Vietnamese is really good so far.
It was really nice to be home for almost two weeks during Tet. It was good for Jane and I to spend more time together everyday.
You can see a few more pictures of Jane, Hien and I from Tet here.
This year the weather wasn’t very nice during Tet–mostly cold and rainy–so we didn’t get out too much, but we still managed to visit Hien’s parent’s hometowns and visited a few of Hien’s friends as well. But most of the time was spent at home waiting for people to come visit us! Well, not just waiting.. Playing with Jane, and eating and drinking lots of delicious things too!