Monthly Archives: March 2014

Is Vietnam poised too become Asia’s next casino haven?

The Ho Tram Grand seems like an anomaly right now, but that perception may change soon  In a country that forbids its citizens to step inside casinos, it’s easy to see the Ho Tram Grand as an anomaly. The integrated … Continue reading

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I’ve been hearing so much about Kidzania from mommy-friends abroad and was wondering if there was something similar here in Vietnam. And then I remembered coming across a blog post long ago about Kizciti.With Spring Break, I decided to gather … Continue reading


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Food Trip: Saffron

Every time am on my way to work, I pass by this new Mediterranean Restaurant by Tony Fox, Saffron . I believe they opened late last year and has become one of the favorite restaurants in District 1. The terracotta-potted … Continue reading

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Saigon Cycles

I’ve been to several bicycle shops in the city, Jett Cycles, Martin 107, and have combed the bicycle shops along Vo Thi Sau St. But there’s Saigon Cycles just around the corner from our apartment. They carry Trek and Surly … Continue reading

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Happy 15th Year!

In 2004, my then bf, now hubby and I decided to tie the knot. We didn’t know anything about preparing for a wedding at all that we turned to the Internet and chanced upon Weddings At Work. Little did we … Continue reading

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Food Trip: Bonbon Restaurant

Was unable to try Bonbon Restaurant when it was still Bobby Chinn’s. It still does offer some of Bobby Chinn’s signature dishes though.So anyway, Katrina was feeling generous and treated me to a nice lunch at Bonbon today. Baked oysters … Continue reading

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The Saigon Players’ Two Opens on the 20th!

Proceeds of this production will go to Operation Smile 🙂 and Friends for Street Children Association. Show dates: March 20, Thursday and March 21, Friday at La Habana, 6 Cao Ba Quat, District 1 (Friday show almost sold out!) March 22, Saturday and March 23, Sunday at … Continue reading

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New World Hotel

I haven’t stayed at New World Hotel in Saigon. But I know of a few friends who have. Last weekend, a fellow n@wie, Janet, stayed there with her mom and they left a bag of cloth they bought here. Upon learning … Continue reading

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Life on Two Wheels

Back in Manila, a friend was ranting how irresponsible the guy he saw on a motorbike with a 5-year old (she thinks) as backride while on a busy street. If you’ve been to Manila, you know that a motorbike is … Continue reading

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Villa Song Saigon

Villa Song is a French-inspired hotel in Thao Dien, District 2 by the Saigon River. I first visited this place 2 years ago to attend a friend’s wedding. Since then, the place underwent a substantial renovation. We attended a children’s … Continue reading

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