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January 2015

Back in London : Olympics stamps and some news!

By | 2017-01-10T11:06:39+00:00 January 18th, 2015|Categories: by Andy, handmade|Tags: , , , , |

Elena and I are no longer in the Far East. We arrived back in the UK in August and have been absolutely hectic getting ourselves settled back in London. I've got myself a new job and our holiday is effectively over. "But why did you do that?" I hear you ask. Yes we were having a [...]

June 2014

Envelope experiment part 2

By | 2014-06-16T05:22:30+00:00 June 16th, 2014|Categories: by Andy|Tags: , |

A while ago, we tried to send this envelope to David Bramwell, who runs the Catalyst Club in Brighton in the UK. Andy spent about 2 hours working on the lettering for the address, and as an afterthought he added a return address on the back before bringing it down to the post office. The [...]

February 2014

B is for bạn

By | 2017-01-10T11:06:39+00:00 February 8th, 2014|Categories: by Andy, handmade|Tags: , , , |

As I mentioned in my previous post, when I grew up I had very few Vietnamese friends and I only spoke to my parents and grandparents in Vietnamese. This has left me with some deficiencies. In Vietnamese, there is no fixed word for “you” or “I”, but pronouns depend on the relative age of the [...]

027 – Â is for ấy

By | 2017-01-10T11:06:39+00:00 February 5th, 2014|Categories: by Andy, handmade|Tags: , , |

I stopped talking Vietnamese when I was about 5 as I grew up in London and my parents wanted me to talk English and fit in, hence the English (albeit Vietnamese-influenced) name. As a result, my Vietnamese is quite stunted and, even though I know some pretty complex stuff, I lack quite a lot of [...]

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