It was April, the season of Spring, but that doesn’t mean an end to snow. Just overnight and all will become white Even in Summer this can happen here as well.
(Kazakhstan … 10.03.05 to 23.04.05)
Florence, the woman behind her man, Chris. A charming lady, very capable & sociable, with cookery skill that brings praises from every mouth that have the fortunate to savour it. At the same time, a tough lady who knows her place in the society (particularly at the customs clearance *wink*). Don’t play play huh …
Ah, so happen our stay coincide with a birthday *smile*
Chris & Florence taking us out for a train-ride in the city park on Sunday. Dearly in her arms, is Joe, a Toy Terrier, part of the loving family.
A chance meeting with Joe’s maternal sister! The tattoo markings on their belly make no mistake. What a reunion!
In the kitchen with Florence has been lots of fun. Cooking secrets, chats and *grin* gossips …
The Ambassador Dato’ Than, hosted a dinner for us in his house. heehee … the people we get to meet in our travel. Doesn’t this spurs you to venture out from your couch?!
The packing process, a warzone … everything has to go. Chris is preparing his retirement from service and returning back home to KL. Can’t imagine the unpacking will take how long … xxx no. of boxes …
In overseas postings, the family attended to a number of VIPs and famous figures. We caught sight of this poster. Notice the personal autograph?! (google.com.my search under ‘siti’)
Kazakhstan & its Central Asia counterparts are known for nomadic practice. This section of the market sells horse … which ever part you want! Like the tougue?! *slurps*
Here is the section where the Koreans migrants sell all sorts of home-made specialty, the ‘kimchi’. Delicious!