After we put a closure to our wonderful 3 years in Jakarta, my family and I flew to Tokyo. I stayed there with my 3 kids for 3 weeks at my parents’ place. During those 3 weeks, I hardly took pictures. Or blogged. Or used email. Part of it was withdrawal. The last month in Jakarta to prepare for the big move with 3 young children was exhausting. More importantly I didn’t have the time to do so in Tokyo. How do parents find the time when they take care of 3 young kids or more?
Then I flew with my 3 kids, 8-year-old, 5-year-old, and 16-month-old, from Tokyo to the Washington metropolitan area to join my husband. With the jet-lag, I could hardly find the time to get on internet. I started taking photos again, but a week into my return to the U.S. I left my precious camera in my friend’s hotel room probably because I was a bit of a scatterbrain. Luckily I was able to get it back. After that though, I became too worried to take my camera to any place because I can’t trust myself to not forget my camera.
Therefore, I only have a much smaller number of photos to document our time in some cities we’ve stayed than I wished to have for this summer. This was the best I could.
Now here I am in Texas visiting my husband’s family, I finally have the time to sit down, edit photos, get online and be connected with the outside world. We’ve been here for a week and it has been great. I have been a spectator on Facebook as opposed to an active user for a while. I have posted some updates on Facebook in the recent past, but I decided to use my blog to post the photos I have taken more recently. I have some reasons for it, but one of them is that I figured this would be the best especially to fill in quickly about what has been going on with me in the past month or so.
I still have some photos of the wonderful places in Jakarta that I visited in the last month that I would love to feature on my blog and many photos I have taken during my trip to Bali in May, 2013, which have been sitting in my computer since then. I hope you will come back to my blog to see these photos in the future. Meanwhile, I hope you enjoy these photos I have taken and edited thus far.