Monthly Archives: December 2012

Who’s your pediatrician in HCMC?

One of my frustrations as a mom here in Vietnam is that I don’t have a personal pediatrician — someone we can call at any time — whether it’s just a bout of cold or a real emergency.  Back in … Continue reading

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The Return of MJ’s Kitchen

I first tried out MJ’s Kitchen early this year.  Then they suddenly closed in the middle of the year saying they’d be back at a better location.  And the months dragged on and we still didn’t hear from them.  So … Continue reading

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Christmas Bazaaaaaaaars!!!

Still unfinished with your Christmas shopping?  I know I am.  Here’s a list of bazaars happening around in case you want to get something outside the normal mall. December 8 (Saturday) Charity Fun Day and Bazaar at the Snap Cafe … Continue reading

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Bicycle Bags

I wasn’t really looking for a bicycle bag for our electric bike because I know how expensive that can get.  But when I chanced upon Meryam’s bicycle bags through our email group, I just had to check it out. The … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Spills and Spiels:
Cai Be Town On the eve of Tet, we took my father-in-law on a Mekong Delta Trip to visit the towns of Cai Be and Vinh Long.  We were joined by John Owens, a…

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Saigon Survival 101

A friend has recently moved to Saigon a couple of months ago (Hi Shirley!) and has been asking how I survived my first year in Saigon.  Actually, in retrospect, surviving the first year wasn’t that daunting. That was in 2009. … Continue reading

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The Engraver / Khac Chu

Armed with his handy engraver set, anh oi finished engraving 3 of my pens in no time at all.  I was so happy!  For only 10,000 VND for each pen! Just a short story.  For days, I’ve been contacting Parker … Continue reading

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