Tag Archives: Dong Khoi St.

Where to have your watch battery changed?

For maybe 3 months now, I’ve been going to work with my battery-dead watches. I thought to myself that I’d find a watchmaker in District 1 near work. I wasn’t too worried coz I still have watches that I can … Continue reading

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Food Trip: Caffe Bene

Yet again, another coffee shop in Saigon, Caffe Bene.  I didn’t know it is the largest coffeehouse chain in South Korea. When they were building this cafe, I was rolling my eyes. There’s a couple of Trung Nguyen and one … Continue reading

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In Search of an Ao Dai

A few weeks ago, I had a major problem. I had to find an ao dai for an office event. And after finding an ao dai, I had to fit into it. How can I, a Pinay with fat genes can … Continue reading

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Lucky Plaza is Back

Well, it has been back for a couple of months I think but have only gotten to visit the place last week. I was checking my old post on Shopping in Saigon, and I realized that Lucky Plaza isn’t back … Continue reading

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Constant Change

“We’re on the road. We move from place to place. And often times when I’m about to call it home, we have to move along.  Life is a constant change. Oh no…” – Jose Mari Chan, Constant Change We officially … Continue reading

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12 Days to Go!

Finally saw workmen starting to prepare the metal trusses for the holiday decors! Excited much? I just miss seeing signs of festivities and for Saigon, the main roads such as Le Loi, Nguyen Hue and Dong Khoi are usually spruced … Continue reading

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Shopping Like a Tourist

I set out at lunch today to buy a friend a gift for her birthday but ended up buying a few stuff for myself that are quite touristy for a resident in Saigon. But since our living here is just … Continue reading

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Kinh Bac Restaurant

A new addition to the growing number of restaurants along Dong Khoi St. in District 1 is Kinh Bac Restaurant which opened just this June 13 (according to one of the hostesses).  It’s right beside my favorite postcard and second-hand … Continue reading

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Lucky Plaza Closing Down?

Yesterday, I received news from our mailing list that Lucky Plaza along Dong Khoi St. will be closing in 2 weeks time. I was like, “Noooooooooo!  No freaking way!” So I just had to go there myself and ask the … Continue reading

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Postcard Patrol

You just gotta love the postcards from Vietnam.  Friends from other countries are just amazed by the wide variety of subjects showcased in such small cardboard papers from here (although Vietnam postcards are large compared to other non-Asian countries). Since … Continue reading

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