Monthly Archives: May 2013

Sorry.. I’m just a poor rice dumpling seller

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Have you seen “Xin loi, anh chi la thang ban banh gio” (Sorry, I’m just a poor rice dumpling seller) ? Aspiring filmmaker Pham Loc made the 25 minute film as his graduation project at film school Ho Chi Minh …

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Scary ghost stories !

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The power was out today. No, I mean the power was REALLY out. Across half the country and part of Cambodia. Some 50 million people had no power today. It started at about 1:30pm. I was in a supermarket across …

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Special Generation – Kids today !

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“Special Generation” is a fantastic song and one of the debut singles from Tsunku’s Jpop factory… Berryz Kobo. Just so you know the reference. It’s just sort of a song about love and being part of the young generation. I …

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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

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I want to go to India. Friends who have travelled… and I mean “travelled” in the sense that they have not just gone places, they have LIVED places, many of them tell me “You must visit India. The richness, the …

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My milkshakes bring all the boys to the yard

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I have to try and be conscious of cultural differences when I’m teaching. There are some times when young kids will freak out if they think they see an iPhone in my pocket and they get all excited because it’s …

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PSY is the Michael Jackson of our generation

That might be a bold statement, some would say. You probably only know PSY from his greatest hits, Gangnam Style and Gentleman, but I can assure you, PSY has been tearing up concert venues for years in the most amazing …

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Prawn Crackers

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Do you eat prawn crackers ? You probably get these when you go to a Chinese restaurant but they’re a lot of fun to cook at home because they come as tiny hard pieces and when you drop them in …

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An Australian buys Japanese manga in Vietnam

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I imagine it’s not very common to find a white guy pawing through second-hand book shops looking for Japanese romance manga for teenage girls translated into Vietnamese. But today, for a little while, along Mhunh Man Dat street in Saigon …

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Accomplishing great things

When you live in a foreign country and don’t speak the local language it can be daunting to accomplish the more difficult tasks in life. Buying food and getting your laundry done isn’t hard, and anything that a typical tourist …

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Some things need no words…

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5 weeks. Shit just got REAL !

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