Monthly Archives: November 2012

Pet Asian peeve #837: Unecessary condiments in instant noodles

This might seem like an odd gripe but it’s one that sort of annoys me. I like instant noodles. When I live in Australia I rarely eat them because that Maggi bullshit is the most tasteless crap on the planet. …

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You know you’ve been living in Asia too long when …

I compiled this list for LULZ this morning for Facebook friends who live in Vietnam with me. It’s in response to the video I mentioned previously about Vietnamese stereotypes. But here’s some I follow and take seriously and prove that …

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Funny shit Vietnamese people say

I posted this as a message to the owner of a Youtube channel that does some REALLY hilarious Youtube videos. He’s a Viet Kieu. That means he is of Vietnamese descent but he lives overseas, in this case America. Here’s …

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The Sanfrancisco Jazz Ensemble’s charity performance in Binh An Village, Saigon

When someone on one of the local Saigon forums posted the schedule of the Sanfrancisco Bay Jazz Ensemble’s charity event and I realised that the final performance was a beautiful outdoor venue on the island resort venue of Binh An …

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Happy Birthday Suki

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Yesterday was my daughter’s birthday. She turned four. I haven’t been given access to her since she was born as her mother ran off with her and has refused me access. But Suki got two beautiful gifts from people she …

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I am so… incredibly honoured

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I have always protested that I’m not a teacher. I do teach sometimes. But I hate it when I tell people in Vietnam that I live here and they automatically say “Oh you’re a teacher” and I get very annoyed …

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Even children can make a difference to the needy

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This is one of the most widely shared and read articles in Vietnam right now, and for good reason. Vietnam has many poor people and many disabled. If you’re a teenager, you (or your family) are probably lucky to be …

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Is Saigon fun ? You bet it is

Yeah, Saigon is a lot of fun sometimes. It can be wearying and frustrating and a lot of trouble. But when I go to my local bar with my laptop and I DJ and mix tunes, we do have a …

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Crikey ! It’s Steve Irwin Day

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I know this isn’t really a South East Asian topic. It’s Australian. But I don’t care. People all over the world loved Steve Irwin and he is just as popular in SE Asia as anywhere else in the world. Steve …

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San Francisco Jazz club comes to Vietnam

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Just a heads up to anyone from Saigon or Vietnam who reads this blog. If you’re a Jazz fan you are in for a treat this month as the San Francisco Jazz club is touring south Vietnam and will be …

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