5 More Reasons Why I Love Living in Saigon

Woke up to @herdailydigest sending me a message about I Heart VN day — which is today.  It made me revisit my old blog entry on 10 Reasons Why I Love Living in Saigon.  And made me reflect if there are more reasons why I love living in this country.  Of course I love the Philippines, but I am grateful too for Saigon for adopting me.

So here are a few more reasons Why I Love Living in Saigon…

1.  Free Wi-Fi.  I never use 3G because Wi-Fi is so accessible here.  Coffee shops and restaurants FREELY give their Wi-Fi password.  I honestly felt more disconnected in my last visit in Manila because I could only get Wi-Fi access through 3G and the slow hotel connection.  But alas, Facebook is sometimes banned in some areas. 😀  But still — free Wi-Fi baby!

2.  Grocery-shopping is easy peasy.  Your groceries can be delivered to your doorstep for FREE (if you of course pay purchase the minimum).  This is such a blessing especially for a pregnant person like me.  And best of all, I never fear getting any of my groceries stolen.  I truly, truly hope that it stays that way!

3.  Free shuttle to the grocery — Lotte Mart!  With the increasing transportation fare, getting  to a mall for free is a treat!

4.  Supportive community.  I guess moving to a strange country does strange things to people.  Saigon has given me the opportunity to SEEK community with my fellow Filipinos.  It’s no secret that the Catholic religion is unpopular here — so there’s a feeling of vigilance, urgency, and solidarity when it comes to practicing our spirituality here that I’ve never felt before when I lived in Manila.  I think that’s a good thing!

5.  Opportunity to write.  I used to write for magazines in Manila and I’m happy that I found opportunities to write here in Saigon too.  It’s challenging to write for a diverse audience and I’m glad for the chance to push myself to write better.  *keeping my fingers crossed*  Oh and not only that, I’ve had the pleasure to meet a lot of interesting and inspiring people because of this!

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5 Responses to 5 More Reasons Why I Love Living in Saigon

  1. K says:

    I heart saigon too 🙂

  2. matatarski says:

    The abundance of free wi-fi is awesome indeed! I have much different opinions on grocery shopping here though…

    I just came across your blog today, nice to find one of a fellow Saigon writer – I write for AsiaLIFE. Now for the usual self promotion of my blog, if you’re interested: http://mike-alongthemekong.blogspot.com/.

  3. Lyra says:

    Hey Mike! Will add you in my blogroll.

    What’s your issue with groceries? I just like the “delivery” part. But otherwise, I have some comments on the grocery-shopping here too.

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