Monthly Archives: December 2012

Eating out in District 8

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I wanted to take my girlfriend to the zoo yesterday. But I wanted her to wear the nice dress I bought her. She didn’t want to wear it because it showed off a little too much. It had large open …

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Werewolf Boy – 늑대소년 (Korean Movie Review)

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This story features on my other site “Things I Love From Asia“, but I include it here just because this site has a wider readership. I wanted to take my girlfriend to the cinema last night. My favourite cinema in …

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Pay it forward

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You remember that movie from 2000 right ? Where the kid from Sixth Sense did really nice things for people for no reason and created this whole phenomenon of “paying it forward” instead of just “paying it back”.The only thing …

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Enjoying every sandwich

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When I first tried Vietnamese sandwiches… or rather salad rolls, because the word “sandwich” actually doesn’t even have a Vietnamese equivalent, I didn’t really like them. They had an odd selection of greens in them that made me feel like …

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You know you’re Asian if …

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You know you’re Asian if …. (by Just Kidding Films) Now let me address some of these points as someone who lives in Asia (but is not Asian) Asian Broom Well. What other sort of broom would I have ? …

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Breakfast in Phạm Ngũ Lão

I wanted to provide a post that was an adjunct to my recent poem describing Pham Ngu Lao at night. But it’s equally beautiful in the mornings. So I wrote this little bit of free verse to describe what it’s …

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This is Yi

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I actually don’t really want to talk about this beyond this very small statement because otherwise I will go on forever and I just don’t want to document my relationship to the world at large. I know that if you …

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Kittens to give away !

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I know you probably think this is a pointless post and I’m just making it to show off cute cats. I’m not. When I was in Penang in Malaysia and I found some abandoned kittens, I posted on my blog …

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A Vietnamese poem

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Ok so this poem isn’t really all in Vietnamese. Only a few bits. But it’s certainly about Vietnam. I got a new tattoo the other day to show how much I love this city and how beautiful I think it …

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A word about break-ins and crime in Vietnam

There’s been some discussion on the forums recently about robbery of various kinds. Most of it is very opportunistic, and I have not yet heard any stories about anyone being attacked or threatened. The worst I’ve heard is that at …

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