It was time for me to get a refill on whey protein for my weightlifting workouts. Saturday I decided to visit Thuc Pham Dinh Duong referred to me by the infamous Out of Saigon's Timen Swijtink. Unfortunately for me, I bought the wrong shake mix. I purchased the Massive Weight Gainer 1100 by mistake instead of the Magnum Whey II. Luckily, I was able to easily exchange for … [Read more...] about Whey Protein at Thuc Pham Dinh Duong
Archives for December 2009
I had a great Christmas dinner with my Vietnamese friends last Friday. This was my first Christmas dinner in Vietnam since I first moved to this country 5 and a half years ago. Though many Vietnamese are Buddhist, the Christmas spirit has really caught on in Saigon. (I ate about half of the Big C chicked) … [Read more...] about Vietnamese Christmas Dinner
Well it is Christmas Eve in Saigon. This will be my 5th Christmas in Saigon and probably my last one for several years. A couple weeks ago I went with my Vietnamese friend and his wife to Cholon to look at the Christmas decorations. I was surprised to see a whole street devoted to Christmas decorations. After tomorrow, they will switch to New Year decorations … [Read more...] about Christmas Decorations in Saigon
Well, as I start getting back to blogging about my life in Saigon again, I decided to give an update on the sunspot situation with our Sun. It seems that some activity are finally returning but not really much. The below image was taken on Dec. 17, 2009: The most recent image shows very few sunspots as well taken from the NASA website: I am not putting two and two … [Read more...] about Sunspots returning?
Today I spent a good part of the day trying to find out if any stores sold any whey protein shake mixes in Saigon. You can get amino acid supplements in Saigon at the gyms but I really prefer the protein shakes. When I used to lift weights back in the US, I would use IronMind's casein Just Protein shake. It was really good. Of course, you cannot get that in Vietnam and I … [Read more...] about Whey Protein Shakes in Saigon