Monthly Archives: August 2011

Volunteering at ARC

On this month’s issue of Asia Life, well-respected veterinarian, Dr. Nghia is featured.  He runs the Saigon Clinic in Thao Dien and in the same building, abandoned dogs and cats are in his care.  For some time now I have … Continue reading

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Cho / Market / Mercado

I am no stranger to Ben Thanh Market.  Playing host to countless friends and family who have visited Vietnam since we got here, I’ve visited Ben Thanh Market quite often.  I even pop in there during my office lunch breaks … Continue reading

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Real Men Wear Pink (and Purple)

I don’t know about you but I liked this guy’s style.  Taray!

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Saigon Cooking Class: Gourmet Tour

Terrific, terrific day today as I joined the Saigon Cooking Class by Hoa Tuc bright and early!  The half-day gourmet tour included the visit to the Ben Thanh Market and the actual class at Hoa Tuc’s second floor. We were … Continue reading

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Postage Stamps of Vietnam’s Indigenous Animals

I’ve been a Postcrosser for over a year, specifically 390 days.  I’ve officially sent 166 postcards via the normal method through Postcrossing but may have sent over 300 and received the same through direct or private swaps since I joined.  Let’s … Continue reading

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A Geisha Afternoon

Yesterday afternoon, I finally met with Joan of Artist Chef.  Joan’s blog is one of my favorites because I get to try some of her yummy recipes. She’s the weekend chef in Geisha along Pasteur St. in District 1 and … Continue reading

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Parked at Au Parc

Before my good friend Ria left for the US for a vacation, we had lunch in one of our favorite places to hang out, Au Parc along Han Tuyen St. in District 1.  Luckily the restaurant wasn’t as crowded on … Continue reading

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Troi Oi!

I wish I had this gift for linguistics.  Some people just have the ear and tongue for learning new languages — myself excluded.  😀 Filipino is my native language and English my second (as this was really part of our … Continue reading

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Boomarang!

Last Thursday night, I hung out a bit at Boomarang at The Crescent.  I met several interesting people starting with restaurant supervisor, Ferdie. Ferdie is Filipino and has lived in Ho Chi Minh for a couple of years already with … Continue reading

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Knotted Up 03.08.2011

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