Monthly Archives: September 2011

Big Sale!

Might be worth checking out! 🙂 Extended till the end of the week!

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Food Trip: Osaka Ramen

In Ho Chi Minh City, particularly in Phu My Hung, there is a quick turnover of businesses.  I’ve seen it happen quite a lot when after 4 to 6 months after opening, a business will close and fold up.  Such … Continue reading

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Meeting Anh Tuan

When my mom visited last month, she accompanied me around and even joined me when I interviewed Nguyen Anh Tuan for an article in The Word.  Mom gamely asked questions too.  I think I may have taken after her.  😀 … Continue reading

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Hột vịt lộn

I love balut!  It’s popular in Asian countries including Vietnam where balut is called hột vịt lộn. However, I have to admit that I don’t eat the chick.  I just eat the yellow portion and drink the clear liquid.  Since … Continue reading

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Goodbye Lucky Plaza

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Philippine Consular Mission to HCMC this September!

Good news! The Philippine Consulate will be coming on September 24 to 25, 2011 to process the following: Renewal application for passports New passport application Report of birth Notarization of documents The schedule is from 9 am to 12 noon … Continue reading

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The Word this September!

Interesting new look for The Word HCMC this month. And in celebration of Vietnam’s Independence Day, this month’s issue features Old Saigon through old photographs.  In Word’s search for photographs, there was a brief mention of my favorite shop, Bookazine … Continue reading

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56 Days before the Vertical Run!

So it’s just 56 days before the Vertical Run happening at the Bitexco Financial Tower and apparently runners are starting to pour in to practice prior to the run. The Saigon Skydeck at the 49th floor is the finish line … Continue reading

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Mooncake Season

Every 15th day of the 8th month in the Chinese Lunar Calendar, the Chinese and Vietnamese celebrate the mid-Autumn Festival which is also the Lantern Festival or Mooncake Festival. This is actually a festival that celebrates bountiful harvest of the … Continue reading

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Mang Jun

Throwing a birthday party in Saigon is always a challenge.  Unlike in Manila where you can find a number of party planners and party suppliers — here, it’s not like that.  Throwing a real huge birthday bash for Vietnamese children … Continue reading

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