Saigon Stories – Experiences in Saigon

As I sit here typing this entry, it is pouring buckets just like it does everyday during the rainy season. Many people do not like rain, and neither do I, except for these types of thunderstorms we get everyday. I love a good storm and this is the first country I have lived in where…… Continue reading Saigon Stories – Experiences in Saigon

Saigon Stories – The expatriate life in Saigon

Living in Saigon as an ex-pat has almost always been a pleasant experience for me. Yet, when I go back to the USA and tell people I live in Nam, they look at me like I have three heads. On the other hand, nobody has ever asked me why I live in Saigon while in…… Continue reading Saigon Stories – The expatriate life in Saigon

Saigon Stories – Last Night

Last night the we held the Middle Eastern carpet auction at the club. Some of the best carpets from the Middle East where there and I actually learned something about them. I also saw some members dropping major cash like never before. The highest carpet went for $10,000!!!! I would have gone home but I…… Continue reading Saigon Stories – Last Night

Saigon Stories – Today's Adventure

Today was actually not so adventuresome. However, today the Buddhist funeral infront of my house ended. The old lady who spoke to me in French not 6 months before and told me to “Firmez le porte doucemont” passed away. They then erected a shrine and had chants, prayers and visitors for three days. It was…… Continue reading Saigon Stories – Today's Adventure

Saigon Stories – Vietnam Business Entertainment – KPMG First Fridays

Big surprise for me recently.  I was going through all my old Vietnam contacts for information I could use on my blog which lead me to the company “Events Vietnam”.  I remember this company well since they were the ones that as their name implies, put on business events.  A bit of history is in…… Continue reading Saigon Stories – Vietnam Business Entertainment – KPMG First Fridays

Saigon Stories – Vacationing in Saigon

Vacationing in SaigonBy tok_matthewDecember 4th, 2004 @ 2:10 AM EntertainmentAs most of you know I’m no longer geographically in Tokyo but now living in HCMC, Vietnam. I must say I get homesick for Tokyo and the order in that society. Here there is no order and is complete chaos everday. I read your entries about things that…… Continue reading Saigon Stories – Vacationing in Saigon