Monthly Archives: January 2012

Hem 39 Mac Thi Buoi St.

While looking for Le Rustique Chic, I found myself in an alley in Saigon that I wouldn’t otherwise explore had I not been looking for an elusive shop. Sometimes, it’s fun getting lost and finding hidden gems in the city. … Continue reading

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Minh Do’s Poetry Reading

As part of the La Vita e La Morte, Minh Do did some poetry reading by a buddhist from his book, Cold Mountain.  Check it out here: In the same theme, I’d just like to share a couple of poems … Continue reading

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La Vita e La Morte

Finally, La Vita e La Morte! This 3-day charity event happening at the Boomarang Bistro Saigon in District 7 is on its last day so better hurry up tonight to see Saigon Players’ staging of No Exit and a number … Continue reading

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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like TET!

TET is in the air! I just wish that I’ll be in the receiving end of li xis, than the other way around! 😀 Dong Khoi and Le Loi streets are all ready for the coming of the new year, … Continue reading

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Le Rustique Chic Yard Sale

I missed the Saigon Flea Market last Friday that took place in ISSP in District 2 but with my going to last month’s flea market, I’ve seen hidden gems selling fantastic products in Saigon.  This weekend, Le Rustique Chic will … Continue reading

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Shop Schedule During TET

It’s the time of the year again when a lot of shops in Vietnam close for the TET Holiday.  The official holiday starts on January 23 till January 26 BUT not all shops follow this. Below is a partial schedule … Continue reading

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Fastfood Chicken

Every time I go to work, I get worked up during lunch time when I’d have to think of WHERE to eat in Saigon.  There are a lot of restaurants around but sometimes, I just can’t decide.  And since I … Continue reading

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Tragic Elevator Accident

Here’s a photo of my son (left) with Bo (right).  Bo is my nanny’s 25-month old nephew who she is now taking care of. Bo’s mom, Nguyen Thi Minh Nguyet died on December 24, 2011 after she stepped on the … Continue reading

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Dragon Stamps

Where are you off to this Tet Holiday?  We still haven’t decided if we’ll just stay at home — which is actually a good idea — or go somewhere. I’m actually curious to see the New Year celebration in District … Continue reading

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Nguyen Hue: from 4 to 2 Lanes

It’s the time of the year again!  Nguyen Hue is down to two lanes.  I only found out today when I went to work and I had to cross the street because it’ll take longer to get to my office … Continue reading

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