October 30, 2012
circus gala

I've never been overly keen on circuses, they've never been on the top of my priority list as entertainment. I don't particularly like animal acts because there is always the thought in my mind that cruelty has been involved in the training process somewhere and anyway, isn't it demeaning to parade around a bear dressed […]

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October 30, 2012
Charlie and Teddy

just keeping each other company... Posted from WordPress for Android

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October 19, 2012
free university course

I've just signed up for a course from the University of Virginia in the US that's facilitated and conducted online by a social entrepreneurship company that partners with the top universities in the world to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free. The company is called Coursera and their aim is to create a future where the top universities are […]

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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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September 5, 2012
a new intake of carbohydrates

Just last week, Tous les Jours, a Korean based French pastry chain opened a new outlet just a few hundred metres from our house. This is very dangerous to a healthy lifestyle and trim waistline, but very handy for a quick treat also.

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September 5, 2012
brightly painted gates...

These brightly painted gates caught my eye on a recent visit to Go Vap district.

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September 4, 2012
rooftop garden

The rooftop garden on our house in the middle of Sai Gon city may not be large, but it never fails to intrigue and relax me. When the weather is not too hot, it's my place to go and get away from this computer.

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August 4, 2012
Dinner at home

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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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January 5, 2012
of some consolation

At least I had an attractive table decoration to admire while my cappuccino got cold (previous article).

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January 4, 2012
xoi ga

To the uninitiated this may not look all that appetising, however, this is one of my favourite things to eat. It's xoi ga, or sticky rice and chicken. In this version the chicken is mixed with mushroom, tiny shrimps and a quail egg and encased in the sticky rice which in turn is wrapped in […]

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December 7, 2011
a disturbing event

I witnessed an event yesterday that left me feeling very disturbed. I was riding my motorbike along Nguyen Huu Can around 11.30 when suddenly, right in front of me I saw what at first appeared to be a traffic accident and a resulting scuffle. I assumed that one motorbike had somehow accidentally clipped another and […]

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November 12, 2011
flash flooding in downtown Sai Gon

This is on Le Loi near the corner of Pasteur Sts in downtown Sia Gon yesterday at 4pm after a deluge inundated the city. Fortunately these types of flash flooding usually dissipate soon after the rain stops.  

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October 10, 2011
morning cafe scene

early morning cafe scene, downtown Sai Gon  

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September 22, 2011
paper camera app

I just downloaded a new camera app to my mobile phone which has some really neat effects. The app. is called "Paper Camera" and I think I'm going to have some fun with it so stay tuned for more image uploads.

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August 23, 2011
innovative glass drainer

These curtain or towel rod holders have more uses than I realised.

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July 8, 2011
traffic mayhem

This morning we were stuck in a traffic gridlock so dense we didn’t move for just over one hour. To people living in Sai Gon this type of occurrence is only too familiar, particularly when you happen to be on a main arterial road leading to a bottleneck such as a bridge or major intersection. […]

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