Monthly Archives: January 2011

New Vietnam Stamps

I sent my second batch of postcards for Postcrossing.com today and again, there were new postage stamps in time for Tet! Check them out! ūüôā

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Water Price Hike

Effective January 2011, our water price will increase from 8,295 VND/m3 to 9,315 VND/m3! I guess everyone getting their water from Nha Be Water Supply Company Limited is affected by this. ūüė¶ ¬†The increase sounds little but if you’re consuming … Continue reading

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Gee-licious

Sky Garden in Phu My Hung has lots of empty shops — especially in Sky Garden 3. ¬†That’s why whenever there’s a new shop, you’ll always bound to notice it. On the walkway joining Sky Garden 2 and 3, a … Continue reading

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Hello Saigon!

After another week in the Philippines, I’m back! When we were pulling our luggages by our apartment, I was told that we have a new neighbor! ¬†And new neighbor indeed! ¬†Laughter and talk filled our hall at 2 in the … Continue reading

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Leave of Absence

Hello Saigon! will fly back to Manila again tomorrow to attend to family duties. I love going home but I wish it were because of happier circumstances. ¬†Needless to say, I’d appreciate prayers from all of you who happen to … Continue reading

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Pizza 99 Garlic Potato Pizza

Didn’t know it was going to be this quick but today, I was able to try out Pizza 99’s Garlic Potato Pizza. ¬†Smothered in garlic sauce, bacon, cheese, and potato, this pizza is delicious! I just love the garlic sauce! … Continue reading

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Burger Oi!

I am not a burger person. ¬†But sometimes, I really just have to get one. ¬†With very few burger choices in the Vietnamese food scene, you really have to know where to find a good burger. ¬†Aside from Carl’s Jr., … Continue reading

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Pizza 99

After two weeks in Manila, I’ve noticed a few changes in Saigon in areas I usually go to. ¬†The Buu Dien got rid of all the windows in it’s counters; Paragon has changed it’s call signs to Parkson Paragon and … Continue reading

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2011 Vietnam Stamps

I mailed my first batch of postcards of the year today in the Buu Dien in District 1 and to my surprise, they were issuing new stamps. I can only guess that the yellow and pink colors where chosen because … Continue reading

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Reopening of Philippine Consulate General in HCMC

Since Hanoi is where the seat of government is of Vietnam, the various embassies are there as well.¬† Early last year, the Philippine Consulate in Ho Chi Minh City closed and it was such a hassle for a lot of … Continue reading

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