Ode to the MMORPG

It’s been a while since my last entry and the blame lies squarely on an addiction. This addiction while not new, is one I’ve had since I was about 10 years old. I’ve broken free at times but somehow always find my way back when new technologies allow the scourge that is the “video game” to become much more interactive and exciting.

It was only three short years ago that the MMORPG (Massive Multi-user Online Role Playing Game) first started gaining momentum on the internet. I was simply astounded that real people could all play the same game at the same time and compete against each other.

Saigon Stories – Long time No entry

I write now from the Pham Ngu Lao district in Ho Chi Minh that now is home to Saigon’s only decent “Starbucks-like” cafe. Saigon doesn’t have Starbucks yet but this place is darn close. They have enough selection that even an American would be satisfied although I’m sure the staff won’t understand what a “skinny” latte is, so better take it easy on the coffee jargon.