Monthly Archives: December 2013

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A Saigon Christmas Tradition

Since moving to Vietnam, we’ve had to part with Christmas traditions we were used to. For our small family, we had to start making our own. Aside from the non-negotiables, putting up the Christmas tree and going to Christmas Mass, … Continue reading

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The Loboc Children’s Choir Visits Saigon

A couple of months ago, I wrote about the devastation of an earthquake that hit Bohol and Cebu in the Philippines and how The Loboc Children’s Choir of Bohol, tried to uplift the spirits of the Filipinos despite the tragedy.On December … Continue reading

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A Bird Tale

One day, our nanny came home with…a parrot. Yes. A parrot. It was no trouble really because the kids love to have pets. The trouble was, it came in a cage made of really thin sticks. And before we knew … Continue reading

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Saigon Gift Ideas

I know it’s way past Christmas, but just want to share these three good Christmas gift finds in Saigon. The Artist Chef‘s Aubergine Caviar. Just spread on your favorite bread or pasta, voila! So lucky Joan Manalang, the chef, lives … Continue reading

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Hong Kong in Saigon

On a visit to Cho Lon a few weeks back, we came upon Hong Kong. This small cafe is run by a Chinese immigrant named Lam. He has been in the country for 20 years. I was ecstatic to find … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

I know the Internet has been painfully slow these past few days and will probably continue for a few more weeks due to a cable break along the coast of Vung Tau, so I’m taking this opportunity to sneak in … Continue reading

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Christmas at the Canal District

Every year, the Canal District (area where Grandview and Garden Plaza are) in Phu My Hung is beautifully lit up for the Christmas season. We try to go every year. Well, I try to drag my family along. I love … Continue reading

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Jett Cycles

Been curious what Jett Cycles bikes are like and luckily last Saturday, we went over to help a friend pick a bike for her husband. 🙂 We were thinking of getting bikes too but we’re not too sure what we … Continue reading

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68 Cents Lunch

After a very stressful week at work, my colleague asked me if I want to go out for lunch — to which I readily said, “YES!” She said we’d be sitting on the streets. I shrugged and said, “Sure!” I … Continue reading

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