Monthly Archives: April 2011

Happy Liberation Day Vietnam!

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Yummy Delights

Why on God’s green earth do delectable treats such as this meringue exist?  And 5x the size of what I’m used to. I feel my fat-o-meter swinging wildly to the critical level just looking at this photo. One of the … Continue reading

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Pillows, anyone?

Me to UMA Manager:  I hate your shop. M: Why? Me:  I always end up buying more than what I set out to buy. M:  That’s good news for us! That’s my actual conversation with the UMA manager this morning. … Continue reading

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Camera Hunting

We’ve been hunting for a good and reliable camera shop to purchase a Canon Powershot G11 or G12.  Hubby and I did our homework on specs, pricing, and budget — so we were pretty ready to buy one.  We’ve also … Continue reading

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(Walang kamatayang) Fare Price Hike

Early this April, I took part in this survey on bus price increase of the Dong Khoi-PMH shuttle. And today, we receive this announcement of price increase yet again!  It was just last March that the fare was increased from … Continue reading

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Push Climbing Gift Vouchers

So okay, I get really lazy coming up with gifts for my friends’ sons for their birthday.  It gets harder every year  — especially when kids are in their tween years when all they care about are playing with Wii … Continue reading

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Ha Long Bay Carnival

Ha Long Bay is currently number 2 (trailing behind South Korea’s Jeju Island) in vying for one of the 7 positions in the New 7 Wonders list.  The poll will end on November 11. This year, to increase people’s awareness … Continue reading

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Meet Mr. Hoang Xuan Tho.  He owns Bookazine, the nha sach at 28 Dong Khoi St., Q1. Amidst the growing number of hotels, boutiques and souvenir shops catering to tourists along Dong Khoi St., his bookshop remains steadfast.  In fact, … Continue reading

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Let’s roll…

This isn’t my set of wheels.  I can’t muster enough courage to get on a bike with my son, much more with two!  I have yet to see a bike with 3 kid seats — which I hope doesn’t exist. But … Continue reading

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Airfare Price Hike

When we arrived in Vietnam in 2009, the exchange rate was $1 ~ 17,800 VND.  Today, it’s at 20,700 and if you buy in the black market (if you can find one), it’s 21,000 VND.  A huge world of difference. … Continue reading

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