Monthly Archives: June 2013

Saigon Kitsch: My Happy Place

When I was living back in Manila, my happy place is National Bookstore. I can go ’round and ’round the store for hours and not get tired going through the books, smelling the papers, looking at notebooks, and trying different … Continue reading

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Lego Play & Edu

Remember Lego Brain in Grandview? I’m not sure if this is the same shop in Sky Garden but Lego Play & Edu offers Lego play activities too. My son has been going a couple of times a week with friends as … Continue reading

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Saigon Haze

This morning as I was on my way to work, it was raining a wee bit and thought the hazy weather was due to rain clouds and moisture. But as I got into the city, the haze didn’t seem to … Continue reading

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June Oi!

Have you seen this month’s Oi issue? I know this is a verrrry late post. But don’t you just love the cover? There also is an article on the heated debate between which is better, Hanoi or Saigon? So which … Continue reading

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Food Trip: Asian Noodle House

We saw an ad at Crescent Mall about this new noodle house in Crescent Plaza. And since they were offering 10% discount in their opening week, we decided to check it out. The restaurant is sparsely decorated with a earth … Continue reading

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Consular Mission this June

Been getting questions on the schedule of the Consular Mission in HCMC. It’s ongoing. Actually, today is the last day on this 2.5 days consular mission.  The PH embassy team from Hanoi started the mission on June 21 in the … Continue reading

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Ginkgo Opens Its 1st Concept Store

photo by Caroline Istas Last week, Ginkgo opened its 1st concept store at the heart of the backpackers district.  I first met my first Ginkgo shirt on a vacation trip to Nha Trang and found Ginkgo shirts, quirky, real, and … Continue reading

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Swimming Classes in HCMC

Now that school is out, I’m harassing my son to swim. He has swimming classes in school but his “grade” didn’t improve at all during the whole year. 😦 A couple of weeks ago, I started taking swimming lessons. Not … Continue reading

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Xiang Flower & Tea

Last week, part of the walkway joining Kumho Link to Kumho Asiana was sectioned off to make way for the construction of Xiang Flower & Tea (right in front of Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf). Today, it finally opened and was … Continue reading

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Okay so the other day, I was browsing through Facebook when a Zalora advertisement popped at the sidebar. It was a photo of a shoe and recalling a photo of this month’s Oi Magazine of some shoe from Zalora as … Continue reading

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