Monthly Archives: December 2010

Santa Claus Sighting

Santa Claus is early this Christmas as we saw him hanging out with shoppers at Zen Plaza in Nguyen Trai St. in District 1. No, you can’t sit on his knee and tell him what you want for Christmas BUT … Continue reading

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Garden Court Shops Open!

Finally, shops have opened in the Garden Court area.  And just in time too for Christmas. 🙂 It was a surprise seeing this area has come alive, not only because of the ongoing Christmas festivities, but because the empty stalls … Continue reading

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UMA!

UMA opened it’s first shop along Nguyen Van Linh St. in Phu My Hung a few months ago and I’ve got to admit that it’s an instant favorite among us moms. What can I say?  It’s a homemaker’s dream shop. … Continue reading

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Christmas at the Canal District

Tonight we visited the Canal District in Phu My Hung (Garden Plaza and Garden Court area).  It was as if Santa’s elves worked overtime to create a holiday village.  Reindeers, snowman, Christmas trees, and Santa on his sleigh are sights … Continue reading

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Duxton Hotel Holiday Buffet

If you’re still not sure what to prepare for Christmas or don’t want to put in the work to prepare a Christmas meal (after all it’s a holiday and you’re supposed to be resting), try the different holiday meal offerings … Continue reading

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Hong’s Nha Bep

I’m not sure if chi Hong actually calls her little food stall nha bep (kitchen) but it looks like one, doesn’t it? I was at the market along Ton That Dam St. looking for a sack bag.  The big ones … Continue reading

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Kipling Sale

As usual, I spent my lunch hour walking along Nguyen Hue St.  If you see a gal with a camera phone on hand, walking along Nguyen Hue and taking photos of whatever fancies her, that’s me! And I saw this! … Continue reading

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Christmas Mass in Saigon

It’s almost Christmas!  4 days to go and it’s celebration time! 🙂 I’d just like to share with you the schedule of Christmas English Mass.  I got this information from our Filipino priest, Father Lito (he is also our teacher … Continue reading

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Dong Khoi Street Dollied Up

Dong Khoi Street is finally all dollied up! No “Merry Christmas” signs but instead “Happy New Year” and it’s Vietnamese equivalent of “Chuc Mung Nam Moi.”  So it’s safe to say that these decors will be here to stay until … Continue reading

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Tang 1

After our garage sale, there were still some items I wasn’t able to sell and didn’t have room for. So I got the box out and penned “Tang 1”.  I figured (Yes I figured!  I didn’t ask any Vietnamese nor … Continue reading

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