Monthly Archives: November 2013

Exploring Saigon

Originally posted on Vietnam Bike Tours®:
With Saigon’s natural flat terrain, getting people to join on biking expeditions is not a big problem. The problem is finding a challenging terrain to keep your group interested and on their toes —…

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Only Rice Is Not Enough

My office mate gave me this desk calendar from Only Rice Is Not Enough. Since September 2011, this organization has been helping poor students in Vietnam get the basic necessities they need. A desktop calendar costs 5 USD each and … Continue reading

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Holland Village

If you’re wondering what happened to 23/9 Park in D1 in front of Ben Thanh Market, it’s now turned into a little Holland Village. It opened last Friday, 22 November and will end on 1 December featuring different aspects to … Continue reading

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Terry Fox Run 2013

This morning we joined the Terry Fox Run 2013 at the Crescent Area. We’ve been joining since we got here in Vietnam except for the year when I was preggers. The unforgiving Saigon sun was beating hard on us, but … Continue reading

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Catholic Baptism in Saigon

After more than a year, we got our son’s baptismal certificate! Yay! 🙂 It was our fault really because we haven’t gotten in touch with Mr. Winston of the Pastoral Centre to get the certificate. If you’re wondering where the … Continue reading

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Colina Shop: Pretty Little Things

I don’t know how I got to Colina Shop’s Facebook page but there I was browsing through their photos. If you’re thinking of getting some trinkets for friends, Colina Shop may be what you need. They really have nice designs. … Continue reading

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Online Shop Review: Phuong Nguyen

At the advice of Yen Phan (Hi Yen!), I tried checking out Phuong Nguyen Shop. This bike addiction is getting more expensive than I anticipated. 😛 Their product list is pretty extensive. You can actually build your own bike from … Continue reading

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Somewhere Over the Rainbow…

Went home yesterday quite tired and needed a reprieve. Had the luck to be greeted by a pastor-friend as I got off the cab, who said, “Be cheerful!” I really needed that. And today, thanks to Sheila Sumague, sharing with … Continue reading

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Let’s Outrun Cancer! Join the Terry Fox Run!

Since we’ve come to Saigon, we have always tried to join the Terry Fox Run. This is the 3rd time we shall be joining. I missed the 2011 because I was pregnant. So the Terry Fox Run is happening this … Continue reading

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Where to Get Bike Accessories Online?

It is no secret that the cab fare in Vietnam is quite high and for a commuter like me, biking is a terrific alternative especially for doing errands around the neighborhood. Biking has also become a weekly bonding session with … Continue reading

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