Monthly Archives: November 2010

Xmas TreeS Sighting: Kimdo Hotel

I took a photo of this row of white Christmas Trees found at the entrance of Kimdo Hotel along Nguyen Hue St. a few days ago.  It was actually nice to see that they decided to put 6 trees (seriously … Continue reading

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A Taste of Dalat

I don’t know how the Vietnamese ever keep their lean figures because with the amount of food available in our office — I don’t think there’s any hope for me losing any weight. Today, when I passed by our communal … Continue reading

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Xmas Tree Sighting: Buu Dien

As you all know, Vietnam does not celebrate Christmas but as our priest pointed out last Sunday, Vietnam celebrates 3 New Year: Lunar, Christ the King, and January 1st.  Now the Christ the King celebration which celebrates the start of … Continue reading

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A Well-Oiled Machine

This photo gives a whole new meaning to the term “a well-oiled machine”.  Such Vietnamese ingenuity to adorn the whole motorbike with gallons of oil just to make sure that the trip is all worth it. 😛 I just love … Continue reading

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Terry Fox rAn

So this morning, we headed out to Crescent Mall for the Terry Fox Run — which was really more of a walk because it was too difficult to run with so many people!  But if the number of people translates … Continue reading

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Crunchy Treats

I’ve been always curious about these crunchy snacks I see on the streets.  After taking a trip to Mekong and tasting all the yummy rice delicacies, I was pretty sure that this one will taste good as well. So when … Continue reading

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Stir-Fried Garlic Prawns

I am a big fan of food that can be cooked and prepared under an hour.  And for a part-time working mom like me, I am always on the lookout for easy recipes. In the hopes to at least go … Continue reading

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Toy City Sale

Back in the Manila, warehouse sales and bazaars are sprouting like mushrooms because of the Christmas season.  But here in Ho Chi Minh, where Christmas isn’t celebrated, bazaars aren’t that popular. That’s why I was surprised to receive an email … Continue reading

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Terry Fox Run for Cancer Research

I wrote about the Terry Fox Run in Spills and Spiels a few weeks back.  And last week, we were able to register for it together with a couple of our friends.  We got our marathon numbers and souvenir shirts … Continue reading

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Chick Cabbie

Yesterday afternoon, I hailed a Mai Linh cab with a female driver.  It’s our second time to ride one.  The first was in Nha Trang. Our chick cabbie was chic in white blouse, black slacks, make-up, and gold-painted nails to … Continue reading

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