A Happy New Year 2009 from Saigon, Vietnam. Less than a month left until the Year of the Rat ends, the Year of the Water Buffalo is approaching 🙂 I hope you all stay warm tonight. It was be cold here in Saigon as New Year approaches.
Monthly Archives: December 2008
Nearly a couple weeks ago, I posted an article in reference to the traffic police being allowed to stop foreigners. Well, since that time, I have only heard of one case of a foreigner being stopped by the traffic police. Today I was riding from District 4 to District 1. As I was turning, I […]
I made the visit to the new Lotte Mart in Saigon near Phu My Hung. It was a long trip there from the Phu Nhuan District. All I got to say is that I was a bit disappointed about it. All the hoopla was just that. Big C, near my house, was just as good […]
I like reading stories like this one in Vietnam. It was published in the Western media today but I saw it on the Vietnamese news sites about a month ago. Do Viet Khoa is a school teacher in northern Vietnam who blew the whistle on the corruption at his school. He was praised as a […]
Within minutes of Tweeting that the current storm would create flooding in Saigon, I heard water on my stairwell. It sounded like somebody left the shower on. Not good. The last time this happened this happened was last July. This would be the 4th time I can remember my house flooding from the terrace located […]
Yesterday the Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC) released a circular to regulate and enforce blogging rules in Vietnam. According to Thanh Nien News, the circular states that bloggers will be held responsible for providing, disseminating, and creating direct links that are in direct violation of the decree issued last August that “…forbids the circulation […]
Last night I stopped by Pinky Ice Cream on 20Bis Troung Dinh in District 3. I have been wanting to stop at this place many times since I see it everyday. To my surprise, it is actually a good place for ice cream. I ordered the ice cream cake which was very good and comparable […]