Monthly Archives: September 2012

Oppan Gangnam Style flash mob

There have been some great Oppan Gangnam Style flash mobs around the world from people who have just organised to get together, and dance in the street without warning. I was just involved in such an event… but totally unplanned. …

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Yue Yue will not be forgotten

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Late in 2011, there was a horrible incident in China that outraged the world. A two year old toddler was run over by a passing van in the street, who then backed up and ran her over a second time …

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The saddest place on Earth is surely a Western Union office

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I am behind on stories. I have a few laying in drafts, notepads and sitting in my mind. Hell, I still haven’t written the story of how I got from Hanoi to Saigon on a motorbike. But the simpler stories …

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When people leave your daily life

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If you follow my blogs or know me from Saigon, you know I’ve talked a lot about my friend Twe who is a street vendor in Pham Ngu Lao. I’m not sure if I got any photos of Twe at …

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In Asia, “Young” is just a name

I told you Hoa wanted to set me up right ? Well, she hasn’t been home today, but the maid has, and she invited the girl and her sister over to meet me. The girl herself didn’t talk too much. …

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I listened to this song.

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U2 – I Went out Walking This song is about developing countries. It’s about love and the fact that it knows no boundaries. But it still has its limits. I got this album for my 18th birthday and I was …

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More currency

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I’ve not really been actively searching for foreign currency since I’ve been here this time. I forgot all about the coin club and I haven’t even thought to ask any foreigners I met about currency, until Noni and the Polish …

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DJ’ing at Kims

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I like to play music. I like to entertain people with music. I’ve always enjoyed being a hobbyist DJ and I do have my own online streaming radio station. So I love the chance to choose the music when I’m …

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A Rainy Independence Day

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Today is September the 2nd. It’s a fairly significant day in history. On a minor note, it’s Father’s Day in Australia. I spoke to my father, and he spoke to his father, but sadly I won’t be getting a call …

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My chopsticks

Why does the maid never find my chopsticks when I accidentally leave them under my pillow at night ? Doesn’t she KNOW I eat sushi before bed every night ? I have other sets. But I have a favourite pair, …

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