Category Archives: Getting to Know Your Neighbours

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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Happy Families

I met Violette Brand last week because I was interested in some stuff she’s selling for the benefit of Education for Development. Violette is a street photographer and her photos appear on the postcards I purchased from her. Her photos … Continue reading

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Herb garden, anyone?

Obviously I can’t have an herb garden because we live in a tiny apartment.  But we can grow some in pots, right? Thanks to our neighbour, Andreas who grew this basil plant, we now have this at home!  I just … Continue reading

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Cakes by Jelda

Last Saturday, we had more cakes than we could ever wish for! Our good friend, Jelda brought a couple more cakes for Sam and Ramya’s party.  Had we known, we wouldn’t have bothered ordering a whole lot.  We had 3 … Continue reading

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Jensen Moreno

Yesterday, I met with artist, Jensen Moreno. Yup!  She’s Filipina making headway in the Saigon artistic scene. I visited her at her home which was really far — just across my building — and got a peek on what she’s … Continue reading

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Meet Celine!

Celine joined the My Favorite Things contest and won the 200,000 VND gift certificate from Vietnam Quilts.  🙂 She’s a weekday engineer and a weekend diva!  Gifted with killer vocals, she lends her talent to their office band and Music Ministry … Continue reading

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