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Locked (Down) and Loaded

Vietnam has been handling the Covid-19 crisis pretty well until April of this year when people took advantage of the long holiday celebrating Reunification and Labor Days. The surge happened then. Hanoi, Danang, Bac Giang, and Bac Ninh were badly … Continue reading

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Hello Saigon turns 10

And in a blink, this blog turns 10. Can’t believe it’s been more than a decade living here in Saigon. What started out as a 3-year stint has become so much more. I can’t wait for this epidemic to be … Continue reading

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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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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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Bukchon Hanok Village

I’ve always been fascinated with traditional Korean houses called Hanok. I love wood so it’s amazing for me to see the harmonious combination of wood and brick in creating such a fascinating structure. I feel for the residents in Bukchon … Continue reading

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Cherry Blossoms at Yeouido Park

My first trip in two years was South Korea. It was unexpected and it made the trip more meaningful. I was lucky enough to have gotten back to work after a furlough of about 10 months. And as soon as … Continue reading

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Looking for WiFi rental?

In 2018, the whole family was homebound and we didn’t get to travel at all. However, come 2019, we needed to update our visa so we decided to go for a quick getaway to Hongkong. It was back in 2009 … Continue reading

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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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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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