Monthly Archives: October 2010

“Are you happy now?”

  It’s funny how life works out sometimes.   Five months ago, back home in Chicago, I was walking through the streets of Old Town looking for a summer job.  I walked past one store, Old Town Oil, and was … Continue reading

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Blatant Beauty.

It’s easy to get lost in Saigon. Streets curve.  Alleys intersect.  Am I heading north? Am I late for work? Which class am I teaching tonight? Are we out of bananas?  Motorbikes. Horns.  Street vendors.  Chaos. There’s always too much … Continue reading

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My New Wheels . . . Or should I say Fins?

For those of you who have ever driven in a car with me, you know that I struggle more than the average individual with the rules of the road.  I’ll be the first to admit that I lack a certain … Continue reading

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Learning the art of doing Nothing.

So to start off, I must apologize for the lack of pictures  . . . in the process of becoming less of a tourist and more of a “local” I have stopped carrying my camera around with me everywhere I … Continue reading

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A Twinkle Beneath that Wrinkle.

There’s a quote on my Yogi teabag that is accompanying me in writing this post and it states, “If you don’t love where you come from, you can’t love where you’re going.”  And suddenly my mind triggered to my observations … Continue reading

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The world’s freshest ginger. Seriously.

In a region of the world where the question “How are your bowel movements today?” has replaced “Good Morning Sunshine” as the first question of the day, food is naturally one of the most important aspects of living in South … Continue reading

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Ignorance really is Bliss?

Last Thursday afternoon me and Mike were sitting around our apartment when all of a sudden we decided that we had no plans, no obligations, and were soon going to be working 7 days a week for the next three … Continue reading

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