Author Archives: Saigonese

Gentle Monster and Fake Me

Vietnam has just sort of gotten out of the second wave of the pandemic and businesses are starting to restart once again — especially the hot spot, Danang City. It was in one of our walks that I chanced upon … Continue reading

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Back to normal?

It’s been 32 days since we had a Covid-19 case via community transmission. As of today, we have 320 cases wherein 60 are active patients. There are 4 severe cases. Do I believe the numbers? Yes. Why? Our hospitals are … Continue reading

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Putting Travel Insurance on Your Itinerary

I didn’t realize that it’s been months and I haven’t posted about our New Year trip to Danang and Hoi An. Am glad we were able to visit before all covid broke loose and caused us all to be home-bound … Continue reading

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Thank you to all Vietnam frontliners!

For the fourth consecutive day, Vietnam has no new Covid-19 case.  Fingers crossed that we’ve seen the end of Covid-19 in Vietnam. Vietnam has done a wonderful job in keeping the spread of the virus at a minimum. Amazing job! … Continue reading

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[Covid-19] What is Vietnam doing differently compared to the Philippines?

A friend from the Philippines sent me this update on Covid-19 Cases in the ASEAN region. And at this time, Vietnam has a total of 268 cases with 198 recovered. She was asking what is Vietnam doing differently compared to … Continue reading

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Rants and ramblings on Covid-19

As of writing this entry, Vietnam has 251 Covid-19 cases with 126 recovered. The kids have been off school since Tet Holidays. So that’s 79 days. And we’ve been working from home for 3 weeks already. Vietnam has been on … Continue reading

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Love in the time of coronavirus

Photo by Jon Tyson on Unsplash It’s 3 days before Valentine’s day and it may just be one of the quietest Valentine’s in this part of the world. I don’t think people are raring to go out amidst the corona virus scare. … Continue reading

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2020: Year of the Rat

Today is the last working day of the Lunar New Year and it was difficult to get out of bed and go to work. Honestly, the office felt empty with most of my colleagues off to their hometowns for the … Continue reading

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5 Unique Souvenirs and Goodies to Bring Home from Hanoi

Finding a memento to remember your Hanoi holiday by shouldn’t be hard in a city that is known for its quality souvenirs. From delicious edibles to delicate ceramics, there’s a perfect souvenir to add to your collection or give as … Continue reading

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BCN Vietnam Benefit Concert: a night of music

In 2017, one of my closest friends, Mariz was diagnosed with breast cancer. Little did I know, that I too would battle the big C soon afterwards. It has been over a year for Mariz but it’s just half a … Continue reading

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