Monthly Archives: June 2012

Proud Pinoy in Saigon

Finally!  Before the 11-day exhibition of Pinoy Ako ended, we were able to visit the display in Asiana Intercontinental Saigon.  Jensen Moreno organized this successful event.  If you remember, I met her early this year for an interview with Word … Continue reading

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Seen in Saigon: Hang Out

This caught my son’s eye this morning while he was checking out what’s outside. The workers were literally hanging out somewhere between the 8th and 9th floors. The contraption keeping them in place didn’t seem safe but it did the … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Co Dau Dai Chien

Okay.  I’m so not in my element here.  I’m a poor critique because honestly I’m so easy to please when it comes to movies. Because of kingceejays’s post on 5 Vietnamese Movies to Watch, I hunted down 3 of his … Continue reading

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Saigon Flea Market in June

More than ever, Saigon Flea Market is going strong.  It has become something I look forward to monthly — even just to window shop! There’s just so much stuff being sold and though I love clothes — I still am … Continue reading

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Happy Families

I met Violette Brand last week because I was interested in some stuff she’s selling for the benefit of Education for Development. Violette is a street photographer and her photos appear on the postcards I purchased from her. Her photos … Continue reading

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The Last Five Years

After watching “The Importance of Being Earnest” by Dragonfly Theatre last year,  I was eager to watch this year’s production of “The Last 5 Years”.  I was still sad missing out on Trouble at the Tropicabana by the Saigon Players, … Continue reading

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Happy Father’s Day

What a contrast our Father’s Day celebration was yesterday to last year’s. Last year, I was able to plan Father’s Day perfectly.  But now with 2 kids, just getting out of the house with no drama is an accomplishment — … Continue reading

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Sinh To

The #uChoose happening on Twitter tonight got me craving for a coconut smoothie.  HerDailyDigest asked to choose between Ca phe or Sinh To.  And since for some reason, Vietnamese coffee don’t have a decaf counterpart, I have to settle for … Continue reading

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the elusive pink book (a.k.a. blue book in its hey days 😛 ) or police clearance. So what is this?  As far as I know it’s used to register with the police — the people in the household of an … Continue reading

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Happy Independence Day!

Honestly, if we were in the Philippines, we wouldn’t be doing anything special or patriotic on Independence Day except stay home and enjoy the break.  However, living in another country makes you do strange but wonderful things — like actually … Continue reading

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