Monthly Archives: October 2011

Happy Halloween!

So happy that we pulled off a real Happy Halloween last night together with some Filipino families in our area. Sam was in a pumpkin costume assisted by his Daddy with a pirate hat and eye-patch as they went Trick … Continue reading

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More on Earnest

Here’s one of the best part of Dragonfly Theatre Company’s adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest:

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The Importance of Being Earnest

We’ve been missing a lot of concerts and theater shows in Manila that when I told Manuel about Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest is being shown at the Youth World Theatre, he agreed instantly.  Would you believe the … Continue reading

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Khoa Le

  Had a lovely afternoon chat with 29-year old digital artist, Khoa Le yesterday! My first thought was — I should have met her months ago so I could have recommended her for Saigon Singles!  She is so pretty!  But … Continue reading

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Hello Saigon Turns 1: My Favorite Things

I love Oprah — especially her annual edition of Oprah’s Favorite Things where she gives away a lot of awesome stuff to her audience!  She’s one of those people who believes that giving away actually allows you to have more … Continue reading

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During my elementary days, the easiest snack my nanny would pack is milk chocolate and cupcake. For the milk chocolate it has always been Nestle but for the cupcake — I forgot the brand name.  But what is popular in … Continue reading

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Excited for November The Word HCMC

Was finally able to visit The Word office. You wouldn’t believe that this unassuming building could churn out a brilliant and entertaining magazine month after month! And I’m all excited for next month’s issue because I would like to see … Continue reading


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70 Days till Christmas!

Can we skip Halloween and just get on with the holiday festivities? I love Christmas!  With kids around, Christmas is doubly special! Remember Vietnam Quilts?  They’re selling nice Christmas decors too and though they don’t come cheap, they definitely help … Continue reading

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Halloween Party, anyone?

Halloween is a couple of weeks away and I’m trying to get friends and their kids into celebrating this occasion.  This Western tradition isn’t really observed in Asia — but it’s nice to see kids play dress up and have … Continue reading

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31 Days Countdown…

11 months ago, I wrote my first entry in Hello Saigon. By that time, my family has been living in Vietnam for 15 months.  As a serial blogger (if you knew me, you’d know that I have several blogs swirling … Continue reading

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