Monthly Archives: April 2012

Boeing 747 with nose gear up

My Japan Airlines collection

I like to collect small diecast Japan Airline airliners.  It may be no surprise to some that I do this since I am an airline buff.  In the past I collected plastic models but unfortunately they do not handle long trips across the Pacific very well.  Hence, I switched to diecast.  I already had a Boeing 747, now a collector’s item, and DC-10.  On my last trip to the US I picked up a cargo Boeing 747 and Boeing 727.  I will keep collecting until I have all the planes I like and then I will start collecting EVA Air planes. (more…)

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Mekong University, Vinh Long, Vietnam

Mekong University (Vinh Long Province)

Last weekend I went on a short day trip with Protekus and KKB to Vinh Long Province to visit the Mekong University (Cuu Long University).  The Mekong University is about 20 minutes outside of Vinh Long City.  We estimated they had between 3000-4000 students.  It is a fairly new university expecting to expand in the future.  There will be a strong international component when their overseas partner universities arrive to the university in the future. (more…)

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Bitexco Building from District 4 (Saigon)

Bitexco Building from District 4

The Bitexco Building can be seen from various parts of the city.  Last Sunday I took this photo from the law school in District 4.  I have no idea the name of the new building in the foreground. The building in the forground is Saigon One (Thanks Mike)


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Can Tho Bridge, Can Tho, Vietnam

Can Tho Bridge

Last Saturday, Protekus Security Solutions, a security startup I run with Japanese and Vietnamese partners, had a meeting with a client in the Vinh Long Province.  After our meeting, our driver and the Assistant General Director from KKB wanted to see the new Can Tho Bridge which was just about 24 km away from where we were at.  The last time I visited Can Tho as in January, 2009, so this would be the first time I got to see the new bridge as well. It was supposed to have been a short trip but overall, the round trip to the Can Tho Bridge added about 1 hour 30 minutes to our business trip.  (more…)

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