Monthly Archives: October 2013

Prayers for Bohol and Cebu

Bohol and Cebu are two of the most beautiful islands in the Philippines. This morning a 7.2 earthquake hit the south of Philippines living at least 20 dead.  The only lucky thing is that today is a holiday in solidarity … Continue reading

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Gymboree at Crescent Mall

I haven’t been to Crescent Mall in a while and didn’t realize that Gymboree has opened up it’s second gym in District 7. When we moved here in 2009, I brought my son, Sam in their Somerset Chancellor location in … Continue reading

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Who is General Giap?

I was channel surfing and came across several channels with this announcement. I didn’t realize that the postponement of entertainment activities in Vietnam extended to TV shows due to the 2-day funeral of General Vo Nguyen Giap which shall end today. … Continue reading


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Have Letter of Invitation, can travel.

With the recent news about a 63-year old Filipina who was deported back to the Philippines from Seattle after serious scrutiny by the US Immigration Officers, more news has been coming out of the power tripping Immigration Officers including my … Continue reading

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Sneak Peek of Dangerous Liaisons

Dragonfly Theatre is back for their 4th production, Dangerous Liaisons. I can’t believe that I’ve actually watched all their previous shows: The Importance of Being Earnest, The Last Five Years, The Little Prince. Dangerous Liaisons is a 1782 French novel … Continue reading

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The Dangerous Liaisons tickets go to…

Yesterday, I was at the Cargo Bar and was fortunate to be invited to Dangerous Liaisons dress rehearsal and press conference. I immediately saw Aaron Toronto and Belinda Shorland getting ready for the 4 scenes. But I digress. So who … Continue reading

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Top 10 Things You Shouldn’t Concern Yourself With as a Foreigner in Saigon

Before we moved to Vietnam, my weekday schedule would be to wake up at 5 am (if I couldn’t reach the furiously noisy alarm clock) or so (if I can still hit the snooze button), then to be out of … Continue reading

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Food Trip: Mimi

A few months back, a few friends got together for Saturday morning biking in the city. Since I couldn’t really bike (read: CS operation) and I couldn’t possibly bother to wake up at 5:30 in the morning on a Saturday, … Continue reading

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Look what’s coming to town in a few…

In the continuing saga of Western food invasion in Vietnam, we’ll soon be seeing Dunkin’ Donuts in Phu My Hung. Photo by Armi Deticio Everybody I know are looking forward to DD’s Bavarian Kreme. Hubby wants his BLT or Choco-butternut. … Continue reading

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Food Trip: Con Ga Trong Garden

I love chicken. Our family lived on chicken literally as my Dad worked for a poultry farm for the most part of his work life. As a sideline, we’d sell dressed chicken and eggs at home. We even took care … Continue reading

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