Flowers for WanBi

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It’s been an exciting and exhausting month which has kicked off what promises to be an amazing year. I was teaching at three different public schools in Saigon and met some awesome people through them who I remain friends with …

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Chàng trai năm ấy – A beautiful movie, or sad imitation of WanBi’s life ?

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Chàng trai năm ấy releases this week. I expect the English translation will be “That Guy” or “The Guy in That”. Which is how some fans feel about the release. It’s “That guy” to us. We were told a movie …

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Evan Dando and the Lemonheads tour Saigon

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The Lemonheads was a name I had almost forgotten. Huge in the 90’s but having disappeared from the limelight for many years when the group took a lengthy hiatus, my friends and I could barely think of a song of …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Immigrant culture in Australia and South East Asia

I just want to say something about an Aussie band. Redgum. I know it might seem weird to be talking about an Aussie band on a site about South East Asia, but they talked a lot about SE Asia, and …

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