Tag Archives: Saigon

Ten Seconds of Stardom

It was 3 AM, and I couldn’t sleep. Yet, I had an early start to my day this Wednesday. I needed to be down the street at David’s house to pick him up for a film shoot. That’s right he … Continue reading

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Jeet yet?

It was a Tuesday evening and it had rained all day and the night before. I put on my rain gear – jacket, pants and overshoes – and drove my motorcycle to work. It was raining hard, visibility was poor … Continue reading

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Fix that Leaky Pipe!

“Hello, Mr. Khale?” a voice shouted through the haze of a sound sleep, followed by loud pounding on wood.  I looked over at my watch, 6 in the morning for a guy who works till 8 at night is WAY … Continue reading

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Follow the Ho Chi Minh Trail. . .

My contract with my employer expired in late October. They gave me my final paycheck, complete with severance pay, and I was free. Despite having a memorable year of employment, and spending over a year and a half in Hanoi, … Continue reading

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Walking in Sapa’s Valley

Compared to the crowded and sunny coastal town of Ha Long, Sapa is quite the other extreme; it is a mountain town in the north west of Vietnam, at over 6,000 feet. The day after returning from Ha Long, I … Continue reading

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Diving into Ha Long Bay

This month has been a busy month for our company. As usual, student enrollment is increasing with the start of the fall semester, and the staff is low due to many of the summer school teachers leaving.  So I’ve been … Continue reading

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American Man Chinese Bike

In recent weeks I have been working on getting my motorcycle fixed up, some of the bits are loose and broken. One thing that seemed appropriate for a “chopper” like mine was saddlebags; so I drove down to the southwest … Continue reading

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