Monthly Archives: February 2012

Groupon

Groupons are popular everywhere — and yes even here in HCMC.  It’s been here awhile but since most groupon sites are in Vietnamese, I haven’t really cared to check ’em out.  Look at my Groupon from Cung Mua. See?  It’s … Continue reading

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Subway

There are some things you just ignore because you’ve got lots of it — like the presence of Starbucks, McDonald’s, and yes, Subway in Manila.  But here, it’s such a big deal when a Western fast food chain suddenly pops … Continue reading

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R & R with LoJ

I love going on retreats and recollections — whether if it’s just for a day. I find that the true R & R (rest and relaxation) for the soul can be achieved attending  a retreat or recollection.  I truly miss my … Continue reading

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Online Transactions in HCMC

Widely in Vietnam, online payments via credit card or PayPAL are not yet the norm.  So it’s quite a hassle paying monthly bills.  I have the option to just ask my agent to pay my bills for me but I … Continue reading

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TOMS!

I’ve been searching for TOMS in Saigon since I read about the advocacy behind this comfort shoes in a Reader’s Digest article (if I remember correctly): “With every pair you purchase, TOMS will give a pair of new shoes to … Continue reading

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Food Trip: Yeebo Seafood Restaurant

As a pre-Valentine treat, we tried out Yeebo Seafood Restaurant at the Crescent.  This restaurant has been in this area since late last year and have heard some good reviews from friends. Located near the Cau Anh Sao bridge, it … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day Saigon!

Sent this to hubby for Valentine’s Day I ordered from Hoa Tuoi.  For some reason, most of the flower shops in Saigon don’t have a website and online ordering system. 😦  That’s why I’m glad my office mate recommended Hoa … Continue reading

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Food Trip: Brotzeit

I was intrigued with Dani’s post on Brotzeit that I roped in some friends to join me and try this new restaurant at the 1st floor of Kumho Link at the Intercontinental Hotel. Just a bit of a warning though. … Continue reading

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Food Trip: Cha Ca Ha Noi

Remember our Food Trip Bucket List?  Well, we haven’t made any progress on the list.  Instead, we continue to add new places we’ve discovered serving mouthwatering dishes.  At the rate we’re going, we’ll never finish the lsit! On Ria’s last … Continue reading

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Diaper Cake, anyone?

The dragon year is ushering in a baby boom!  I know of 4 more moms who’ll be giving birth  soon!  This includes my office mate who’ll be starting her vacation leave come Monday — so I decided to surprise her … Continue reading

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