Monthly Archives: June 2012

Why is Vietnam so stupid and reserved

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I went out drinking last night in Pham Ngu Lao. First time in a while. Toan was there. It had been raining so I was wearing my big leather jacket… and my leather hat. But… I’d just been to the …

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Cosplay needs at Lolilatte Shop in Manila

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Cosplay’s cool. I love cosplay. I mean, beyond a pair of cat ears and sometimes a tail, I don’t do it. I’m an overweight white guy. We are meant to look at cosplay. Doing cosplay is for the tiny, Asian …

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Bad things happen on holiday sometimes

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Not to me. Well. Not this time. But it seems like something happened to some Filipino guy. I was walking home from the Co-op and I saw a fresh poster stuck up on a few poles near the bus station …

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Rain is the curse of ADSL.

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I had no ADSL all morning. Last night was patchy too. It’s been raining lots which always means crappy, unreliable ADSL here. I’ve been making do with Mobifone’s 3G but you really get very little data for your money. You …

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Small accomplishments

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I know this might not seem a big deal to many people, but it was a small but significant milestone for me today. I haven’t really been out beyond the tourist places, so other than some serving platters and cups …

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Digital TV in Vietnam

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I get good digital TV in my place in Saigon. I don’t know if it’s satellite or terrestrial DTV though to be honest. But there is one thing I have noticed. Last year I was addicted to YanTV. The channel …

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Crazy people in Bangkok

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My landlord in Bangkok, Kun John posted this photo on Facebook today. Funny as hell. Yes, it’s fake. I’m not really on a billboard in downtown Bangkok. Thank god. Cool photo though. In this photo is (left to right), David …

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Turning Japanese

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There’s a little restaurant in the alley just a few doors down from me called “Asian Kitchen”. It does Vietnamese and Japanese food. It’s nothing special and the food isn’t that authentic, but it’s very cheap. Most meals are around …

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Where I live in Saigon

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So, I told you that I found a nice townhouse in the Pham Ngu Lao alleyways to rent a room at, right ? Well, here it is. This is my home. The old couple who own the place are very …

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A lazy Sunday afternoon on Bui Vien

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I spent most of Sunday sitting in the street in various spots. I had an omlette for breakfast at Santa, then after wandering around I lazed over a Thai yellow curry and rice for hours (which was quite good I …

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