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Revisiting Danang

I do forget but after one has lived in a place for awhile, there are ties and reasons to go back. My roomie got married and I caught the bouquet! She threw it directly at my chest so I had Read more ›

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Farewell Danang

On the night of January 24th, 2008, I moved from DN to HCMC. During the days that led up to this event, I spent some time thinking about the things that I would miss about the city. I met a Read more ›

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Combatting holiday blues

It’s my second Christmas in a row away from home….Last year, I had the best time cuz my sisters were in town, but this year, all the comforts of a good ol’ Canadian Christmas me manquent! Although it’s nice not Read more ›

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Bread fight!

Newsflash: Danang has a new grocery store: Big C! The goal: find all the new fabulous foreigner-friendly products and hoard them at home The new features: fresh baguettes, a salad bar (albeit, w/Vnese pickled veggies rather than a Cathy-style deli), Read more ›

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An indoor garden

Doesn’t it sound like a great idea? A peaceful and calming indoor garden…. actually, I almost got one FROM THE DIRT which resulting from my moldy dresser! I have a moist room which is a bit challenging to deal with Read more ›

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What’s cooking?

Sizzle, squirt, burrrrn! How’s that for some kitchen action? On Dec 1, I was cooking in a VNese kitchen! After realizing that my culinary skills are all Western and in great need of the oh so wonderful toaster oven (which Read more ›

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