Category Archives: Getting to Know Your Neighbours

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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Meet Rina!

Remember My Favorite Things?  Rina won the 400,000 VND worth of gift vouchers from UMA. You might have also seen her in the October and November issue of The Word HCMC for Saigon Singles and yup you might see her … Continue reading

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A Peek into a Vietnamese Painter’s Studio

It was still early when I went to Le Hoang Bich Phuong’s home in District 5 for a short interview that I decided to explore the Tran Hung Dao Street stretch a bit.  When it was nearly time for the … Continue reading

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