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 Saigon. In fact, most people I meet here who are not living here yet, make plans to do so.
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!!!!
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 really something to experience and I had never seen anything like that before.
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 order but first let me get to my main point.
In the Video, I’m at: 1:18, 2:58, 3:05, 4:20
I AM IN THIS VIDEO AND I JUST FOUND OUT! I EVEN AM THE MAIN ATTRACTION IN THE SPLIT SCREEN AND NEVER RECEIVED ANY ROYALTIES! (Just kidding about the Royalties)
From original website: Events Vietnam