Monthly Archives: June 2011

Nose Bleed-Free Day

“Nose bleed” is a term we use when we’re stressed out about something.  The influx of call center companies in the Philippines propelled the word “nose bleed” to refer to the stress when speaking in a foreign tongue (specifically English) … Continue reading

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Fire Drill!

It was just my luck that today, the day after I twisted my ankle, our office building had a fire drill. Of all days!  It had to be today!  It was either I hide in the restroom or be one … Continue reading

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David Archuleta in ‘Nam

This morning while reading the papers, I came across this half page article on David Archuleta!  He’s coming to Vietnam!!!  For an American Idol fanatic such as I, this is great news. 😀 I missed him in Manila when he … Continue reading

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Pizza Hut in Sky?

This used to house a coffee/tea shop in Sky Garden found right by the steps leading to Sky Garden 1 along Nguyen Van Linh St. I’ve been wondering what would be a good shop to replace the old one.  Actually … Continue reading

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Father’s Day at Hoa Tuc

I thought it would be a good idea to celebrate Father’s Day at Hoa Tuc. Found Hoa Tuc from the ever-reliable Trip Advisor.  Strange that when I was asking my Vietnamese colleague for feedback on this place, she didn’t know … Continue reading

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Visiting Carl’s Jr.

I know lots of friends who went to Carl’s Jr. on its opening weekend.  It’s just the way it is.  As soon as a Western food chain opens, expect the Pinoys to be there.  Incidentally, have you heard the rumor … Continue reading

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A Peek into a Vietnamese Painter’s Studio

It was still early when I went to Le Hoang Bich Phuong’s home in District 5 for a short interview that I decided to explore the Tran Hung Dao Street stretch a bit.  When it was nearly time for the … Continue reading

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