Monthly Archives: May 2012

Baskin Robbins

I know this isn’t much news but IS a sign! With the steady influx of Western food stores, it could mean that Starbucks and McDonald’s aren’t far behind. Since we moved here, we’ve seen Subway, Dominos, and Carl’s Jr. enter … Continue reading

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Freedom!!!

At least for 3 hours! 🙂 I was battling whether to bring Rafa to an afternoon out in District 1 or to leave him at home. Thinking about the really hot weather these days and the sudden rains in the … Continue reading

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Baby’s Day Out!

It’s Rafa’s 1st official day out of our house — apart from going to the hospital and our morning/evening strolls.  Thanks to Belli Blossom (Hi Kerry!), I have a VALID reason to go to the MALL!  Yes! But maaaan!!!  Twas … Continue reading

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Breastfeeding Meetings at Belli Blossom!

Back in Manila, there’s a huge support group for breastfeeding moms.  It has gotten so big that it has evolved into a sorta “attachment parenting” group that advocates babywearing as well.  I’ve gotten so envious of friends who go to … Continue reading

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Wanted: New Apartment

Supposedly, we have one more month to go before we finally move out of our current apartment.  But due to unforeseen circumstances, we have to go.  Oh and we can’t seem to find our apartment owner anywhere.  So there goes … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Wish we can celebrate Mother’s Day outside the house but we haven’t reached the one month (after operation) mark just yet.  Better to err on the side of caution so we’re staying indoors today on this special mother’s day. Hubby … Continue reading

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Shifu Dimsum Delivers

I love food!  No wonder I’m so fat.  But anyway, finally, Shifu Dimsum in Phu My Hung delivers! Minimum delivery is 300,000 VND. Call 54124228. Enjoy!

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Siesta Time

Okay so for 5 days, I couldn’t access Hello Saigon.  I thought all is lost!  I have been mentally kicking myself for not religiously doing back-up. 😦 The weird thing was, WordPress was on siesta mode here at our place … Continue reading

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Word HCMC this May

A couple of weeks ago, I was talking about finding a new apartment— and now the May edition of Word HCMC features the different apartments locals and expats choose to live in — from the cheapest to the priciest! It’s … Continue reading

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How much do you pay your hired help?

Have you read this article on the increase of minimum wage in Vietnam?  So as of May 1, the minimum wage is now at 1,050,000 VND or 50 USD per month.  Yup, that small.  No wonder that an expat can … Continue reading

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