Monthly Archives: November 2010

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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Share your best shopping tip and win this!

Advent officially started today as we just celebrated Christ the King yesterday.  In the spirit of the holiday season, I’m giving away a couple of wine holders from Saigon (yup!  just the holder, no wine!).  😉 Send in your best … Continue reading

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Smart Shopper

Shopping in a foreign country can test your sleeping neurons to hyperactivity which may lead to nausea and dizziness.  And this rings true for Vietnam.  With so many zeros on your money, it can be quite a challenge to do … Continue reading

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Shopping in Saigon [Updated 2015]

Out of necessity, I really have to be aware where to shop at cheap prices because I must say shopping in the malls can get quite expensive here in Saigon.  But if you want to check out the malls here, … Continue reading

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Mai Thai

I know.  I take ugly photos!  I promise I will do better next time. But I tell you truthfully that the ugliness of this photo of Mai Thai Restaurant is the exact opposite of the food we consumed there at … Continue reading

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