Monthly Archives: June 2015

Why are Vietnamese books so cheap?

Can somebody tell me why Vietnamese books are so affordable? Even translated copies of bestsellers are better priced than the original ones. One of the best things a government can do for its countrymen is to help increase literacy by letting … Continue reading

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Digital Textile Printing & Silk

With friends and family visiting and friends moving away, it has been a challenge to find meaningful souvenirs that are easy to carry home and something that will last. It would be nice to have conversation pieces you could display … Continue reading

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Photo Story

For a few years now, I’ve been doing some photo album layouts for family and friends. Every Father’s Day, I try my hardest to make the deadline to get a Father’s Day album out. This was my last year’s project … Continue reading

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You know you’re in Vietnam when…

Well… at least in Ho Chi Minh City… You have to leave your footwear by the door upon entering a home. Not unusual to do so as well when entering a shop. You realize that you’re in a different pair … Continue reading

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Halo Halo Express Opens in Sky Garden 3

What is Halo-Halo? In English, “halo” means mix. So it’s loosely translated to MIX-MIX. 😛 Halo Halo is the Filipino version of a Vietnamese sweet soup made from a mixture of cooked fruits, beans, and caramel flan — topped with … Continue reading

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Lights and Baubles

If I could afford it, I’d go to The Grand Ho Tram every weekend. You know that elusive deep sleep and waking up refreshed? I have The Grand to thank for that. And I’m not being paid to write this … Continue reading

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Supporting Helping HOW

So a few weeks ago, we were decluttering around the house and there were just a ton of stuff we wanted to let go. Most were toys that my kids have outgrown and a stroller. So remembering Helping HOW, that … Continue reading

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