Monthly Archives: April 2013

Tourist for a Day

This post is almost 3 months late. Can’t believe we are well into 2013 already. If you’ve been living in Saigon for a long time, what would you like to do as a tourist?  As it happens, we, as a … Continue reading

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Gourmet’s Delight

The search for the best tasting and affordable Dimsum is still on!  There are still lots of places to try out.  Luckily, I have friends who equally love dimsum as well.  Thanks to Kat and Ria for introducing me to … Continue reading

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Travel Logbook by Caroline Istas

Saigon is home to a lot of expat families who usually travel a lot, not only to visit their home countries or explore neighboring countries, but also to get to know Vietnam.  And when we say families — this include … Continue reading

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Sweet Stuff

For my son’s party, I decided cake and cupcakes would be perfect. I mean what’s a party without the standard sweet stuff, right? Luckily I’m friends with the talented, Jelda Jayne Miranda who did my son’s baptism cake of Mario … Continue reading

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Party Suppliers

It got quite crazy preparing for my son’s first birthday and I wouldn’t have been able to pull it off if I hadn’t gotten help from suppliers. So here’s a big shout out to three suppliers who did a stellar … Continue reading

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Hungry?

A few days ago, I downloaded the new online ordering app from Hungrypanda.  Hungrypanda is one of the more successful online ordering systems here in Vietnam covering the cities of Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh, Danang, and Nha Trang. So last … Continue reading

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Domino’s Pizza: A Review

As much as a I love celebrating my son’s 1st birthday, I’m really glad it’s over.  I can now breathe a sigh of relief. Finding a venue that would go with our chosen theme was the biggest hurdle. I initially … Continue reading

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Staycation at PARKROYAL

My family has been living in Ho Chi Minh City for a few years and there are those days that you just want to get on a car, leave the household chores behind, and just drive off to a hotel … Continue reading

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Prayers for Boston

We may be halfway across the world but the senseless violence in the Boston marathon has affected me deeply. An 8-year old is among the 3 confirmed dead in the bombing with around 133 injured. Please pray for the victims … Continue reading

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Food Trip: Central Restaurant

Don’t you just love this lobby with the picturesque painting of a lady in a cyclo with the People’s Committee Building as the backdrop? Just lovely! This is actually Liberty Central’s lobby along Le Thanh Ton St. in District 1 … Continue reading

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