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Review Recap for October 23 - November 5 2016

Two week recap this time around, on account of the school trip to Cambodia last weekend, and subsequent scramble to catch up on day-job work and other things.

The trip to the Model United Nations conference in Cambodia went smoothly. We didn't get time for sightseeing in Phnom Penh this time around, but the students all did well at the conference and had a good time.

Immediately following the trip was Halloween on Monday, with myself and the Kiddo sporting our Minecraft costumes one more time for school festivities followed by trick-or-treating organized by some of the teachers at one of the apartment complexes in District 7.

And immediately following Halloween was the start of Nanowrimo. I'm over 6000 words in on day 5, which is a little bit behind if I don't end up writing tonight, but I'm hoping to get in some wordcount before I head to bed.

Through all of that, I've gotten some reviews posted.

On Goodreads

Bangkok 8 by John Burdett: A crime novel set in Bangkok. This is the first in a series featuring Thai Royal Police detective Sonchai Jitpleecheep. I read the second book in this series, Bangkok Tatoo, before this one (review of that book is here), and liked it enough to go back and start the series from the beginning.

Finding George Orwell in Burma: Emma Larkin's book mixes travel, politics, and `literature as she retraces the travels of George Orwell, who served in colonial Burma in the 1920s. Larkin connects the politics of modern Myanmar with Orwell's 1984.

On Comic A Day

Bullet For My Valentine: Scream Aim Fire: The Comics: Comic interpretation of music by the hard rock band Bullet For My Valentine. This was a Record Store Day promo.

Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #729: Reprints of classic Disney comics published in foreign magazines.

Rhino Ranger, First Edition: Published by Wild Rhino, this educational comic aimed at a young Vietnamese audience tackles the issue of rhino poaching and the black market for rhino products.

On Tripadvisor

The Real Singapore Tours: Our food tour in Singapore's Chinatown.

The Hangout @ Mt. Emily: The hotel we stayed at in Singapore.

Night Safari: The Singapore's Zoo's nighttime-only park dedicated entirely to nocturnal animals.

Aravind's Curry: A restaurant we ate at in Singapore's Little India.

Also This Week

I'm supporting Author Angelia Sparrow, who is having a special sale on her books and stories to raise money for needed car repairs.

Photos from the Cosplay Festival in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, are posted here.

Photos from last weekend's school trip to Phnom Penh, Cambodia, are posted here.

Upcoming

Nanowrimo all this month. The page for my novel, The Lady of Three Faces, is here (no synopsis or excerpt yet, but I'll get to them; too busy writing right now!). Feel free to add me as a writing buddy!

Traveling to Kep, Cambodia, and Bangkok Thailand in late December/early January. Still tentative, but looking likely. Hope to have it booked in the next few weeks.
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