Author Archives: Lyra

Different Strokes for Different Folks

I never really imagined living in Vietnam. I think I’ve related this story before that when my Dad in the late 90s visited Ho Chi Minh City and came home, he didn’t have a lot to say about his trip. … Continue reading

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Taking a Leap

When I started Hello Saigon in 2011, I was just aiming to write a chronicle of our life here in Vietnam for the kids’ sake. What started out as a planned 3-year journey is slowly becoming a decade. Yes! A … Continue reading

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Ippudo opens in Vietnam

It was way back in 2017 when news broke out that Ippudo will land in Vietnam in cooperation with another favorite restaurant, 4Ps. And this weekend, Ippudo finally opened in my neighborhood in Phu My Hung! It’s a 15- minute … Continue reading

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Hello, 2019!

Welcome 2019! Well, at least based on the Gregorian Calendar which we Filipinos follow.  Last night, we stayed up till the wee hours of the morning to catch the fireworks (which we thankfully can view from our apartment!!!) while my … Continue reading

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Philippines, Vietnam, and the Universe

It’s been a while since I last posted (obviously) and even missed my blog anniversary! Hello Saigon turned 8 in November and yup, this blog is still alive. It’s just that there are things I want to write about but … Continue reading

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Chef Scott is back in PMH

I first met Chef Scott back in 2012 at his Scott and Binh’s restaurant in Bizu Hotel in Phu My Hung. He and his wife moved to District 1 a while back to open Scott and Jeremy’s and La Fiesta. … Continue reading

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Got cheese?

I love cheese.  Too bad that my present situation limits my cheese consumption. Ugh. I know I have been under the radar for the past two months only resurface to talk about cheese. Haha. Well, I guess that’s how it … Continue reading

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