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Journal Politics Việt Nam

Saigon Stories – Thoughts of the day – Communism and Capitalism

When I was a kid, there were times when explanations were given that just didn’t make much sense. At that time I simply thought I was not smart enough to understand. However, as I have gotten older and traveled, I’ve found that many adults have an answer but really do not have a good understanding […]

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International Journal Việt Nam

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 […]

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International Journal Việt Nam

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 […]

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International Journal Việt Nam

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 […]

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International Journal Việt Nam

Saigon Stories – Today

Today was a pretty productive day. It also happens to be my birthday which means I’m getting old. I’m now 28 and have spent almost 4 years abroad. Where does the time go? Today we had a meeting with the Singapore health group who are really driving into the Vietnamese market. They are trying to […]