Monthly Archives: April 2013

Snacking in Saigon

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When you’re at home in bed, browsing Facebook and listening to Kpop (what, you don’t do that ?) you might get hungry and crave a snack. Do you reach for a packet of Doritos and some Twinkies ? No. I …

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Adventures in Teaching: My teacher is a rabbit !

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I’ve had great fun at school this week. I mostly have pretty short classes of only 30 minutes, and while you’re supposed to teach a certain topic every class, you’re also told that you should play games with the kids …

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Nothing changes. Just the price of the beer.

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You may have seen my previous article The Old Woman Who Sold Beer on this blog. Well, the story was published this month and it’s wonderful. It’s very slightly different to the version I put online, and it’s sad to …

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Kindergarten Cop

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One of my pleasures in life while living in South East Asia is meeting some of the unusual characters who visit or live here themselves. Not only the locals, but also the foreign tourists and the ex-pats. I must admit …

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Confidence boost

Teaching is great. I love it. I’m even willing to say now that I am a “teacher”. It’s by no means the only thing I am, but right now it’s my primary occupation, and it’s how a lot of people …

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Where are the musicians ?

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There is not much live music in Vietnam. Modern music, that is. Traditional music is everywhere, and there are karaoke events and people perform, but it’s not rock music. I mean, there is a scene… but it’s pretty underground. I’m …

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