Tag Archives: Japan

Getting a Vietnamese Birth Certificate for Japanese, Brits, and Aussies

Last year, I have had the opportunity to get to know the birth certificate process in Vietnam. And what an accomplishment that as! Sharing with you Henry Maher’s account on how he was able to process their child’s birth certificate … Continue reading

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Macch(a) Love to Japan

This morning, I went with friends to the Japan fundraiser event at the Vietnam Friendship Association Building.  The gracious, Ms. Kyoko Jotani, the VP of the Japanese Tea CLB was there herself to greet us. We were served Japanese cakes … Continue reading

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JAPAN: Tea and Empathy

Just helping spread the word.  Let’s all help in any way we can.  Received this from our group mail: ———— Hi Neighbors, Please just come and try to drink a cup of Japanese Tea (Maccha), it’s 50,000 VND for each, … Continue reading


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I remember when we were young, one of the games we used to play was to give a meaning to each letter of a country’s name.  Say for example, I.T.AL.Y. meant I Trust And Love You, H.O.L.L.A.N.D. meant Hope Our … Continue reading

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The Role of Social Media in Times of Crisis

It’s Sunday and a good 24 hours after the 8.9 quake hit Japan.  The death toll hasn’t stopped rising and Japan is buffeted with tsunamis, landslides, and now, the failure of two nuclear reactors.  The first one already exploded while … Continue reading

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