And I love the cover! I so wish I can fit in an ao dai! At least before we head on home, I hope to be able to have one made for me!
So anyway, lots of interesting articles in this issue!
Of course as the cover suggests, there are a few pages featuring Cho Lon. Get to know Cho Lon and understand why it’s Vietnam’s “China Town”. And nope, it’s not just all about the marketed products there. 😛
Another interesting article in this issue is about the different dips that is served on your table when eating Vietnamese cuisine! I always wonder what goes with what so this is a terrific article to find out what you’re dipping into! 😉
You’ve also got to check Dropout Diaries‘ Barbara’s column. There’s always an delicious dish that, you’ve gotta try!
There’s also a Bangkok article that caught my eye because that may very well be our next travel this year.
An article that tugged my heart is the story of Moi, a 65-year old photographer circling tourist spots in Saigon taking photos of tourists and locals who don’t have a digital camera to capture moments. But really, who doesn’t have a digital camera these days? Even those cheap mobile phones have one. Moi is a war veteran who only knew how to shoot with a gun and drop grenades. Now he’s doing a different kind of shooting. Unfortunately, he’s lucky to get 1 or 2 shots in a day.
If you’ve read a little on the Vietnam War, I’m sure you would have come across the Napalm Girl (Kim Phuc) photo taken by Nick Ut. There’s a terrific interview with him by James Pham this month. A MUST READ.
And to the not so serious stuff, please check out my article. Photos were taken by Quinn Ryan Mattingly. Again, cupcakes by my good friend Shirley Santos (firstname.lastname@example.org) and cake by Jelda. 🙂
Oh and if you want to win a goodie bag from Oi, send your caption of the photo below to www.oivietnam.com.
And if you can’t find a copy of Oi (which is hardly like because this mag is distributed everywhere in Saigon!!!), you can head on to the website and download a copy.
Thank you SO much Lyra! You’re awesome Robert (Oi)
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This month’s issue is superb!