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October 11, 2020
tinker tailor, soldier sailor

This morning I spied a Tinker sitting in the alley sharpening knives and scissors for a neighbour and remembered that the knives in my own kitchen were blunt. I asked Ms. Tam to give the knives to him and find out a price.

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September 6, 2020
Côn Đảo Islands

Considering the sheer natural beauty of this place, it’s sad to think about the brutally tragic past of Con Dao.

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February 26, 2016
Điện Biên Phủ Market Colour
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February 16, 2016
A Bleak and Chilly Day

Near the new Cam Kim bridge on a bleak and chilly day...  

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February 3, 2016

Practically the symbol of Tet, the yellow flower of the Mai tree.

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December 6, 2015
My beautiful Swanny
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January 31, 2013
Chinese pagoda at Lai Thieu is very beautiful.

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January 31, 2013

Bathroom at Cafe Hoa Gio on the Sai Gon River, Lai Thieu

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December 6, 2012
the word from above

"Though shalt have a minimum two plants outside your house, or else".

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December 6, 2012
christmas is upon us

Christmas means tinsel.

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November 30, 2012
the bean store - on Vo Van Tan

The Bean Store is yet another new one, clean, quiet, sensible background music, nice decor, friendly staff, great menu, good food,

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November 23, 2012
chocolat de vietnam

Somebody once said that you learn something new every day, and today I learned that Viet Nam is producing some first class chocolate, first class that is if you enjoy proper dark chocolate that doesn't contain so much sugar that it becomes sickly sweet. It just so happens that I enjoy dark and slightly bitter chocolate and […]

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November 10, 2012
wall painting

wall painting in L'Usine on Le Loi St appeals to me…

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November 8, 2012
late afternoon storm clouds...

…taken from my rooftop, D3 Sai Gon…

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November 7, 2012
cool new home

This is the air con in my home office and it seems as though it's found new tenants. The sparrows have found a way in from the outside and are setting up shop so to speak. I couldn't work out a few days ago why their tweeting and fluttering about sounded so close, but a […]

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October 8, 2012
new aggressive marketing method?

Could this be the newest trend in marketing children's clothing? An "up yours" sort of attitude? "If you don't like our gear well too bad, up yours!" Recently seen in Parkson District 1

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July 17, 2012
yet another disturbing event

About 30 minutes ago I was walking back from eating lunch at Now Zone on Nguyen Van Cu St and was on the pavement verging the Nga sau Cong hoa roundabout midway between Ng. Van Cu and Pham Viet Chanh outside the German beer restaurant. This roundabout is the confluence of Ng. Thi Minh Khai, […]

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February 29, 2012
last week in Buon Ma Thuot

As I mentioned in the previous post below, last week I travelled up to Buon Ma Thuot in the Central Highlands for a week helping young children with their English. Although the trip itself (9.5 hours by bus), and the actual teaching were very tiring, it was certainly worthwhile and a lot of fun. I'll […]

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