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 – The Saga of the Vietnam Work Visa

In most foreign countries, obtaining a work visa is like embarking upon a long quest fraught with peril and pitfalls. Unless of course you work for a huge multinational who has a very highly paid Human Resources staff. I do not work for a huge multinational at the moment and I also have another big…… Continue reading Saigon Stories – The Saga of the Vietnam Work Visa

Life in Tokyo vs. Life in Saigon

Life in Tokyo vs. Life in SaigonBy tok_matthewMay 22nd, 2005 @ 9:16 PM Life in TokyoI’m baaack!! Long time without a post here but I felt a little like an outsider since as most of you know I’m taking a hiatus from Tokyo life and living here in Saigon, Vietnam. But I have often had to explain…… Continue reading Life in Tokyo vs. Life in Saigon

Saigon Stories – 15 of May School Fundraiser.

Today I went to the 15th of May School Fundraiser.  The school is a grassroots charity, which helps disadvantaged children in District 1, HCMC. The kids put on an excellent show of Hip Hop dancing and diversions such as juggling and acrobatics. There were also silent and live auctions plus an excellent buffet provided by…… Continue reading Saigon Stories – 15 of May School Fundraiser.

Saigon Stories – Last Night

Last night was an interesting one. I attended a “Software Solutions” companies opening party at the Sofitel and met a few guys in the computer industry. It was only Japanese and Vietnamese except for me and one other guy. The presentation was also only in these two languages and it reminded me of my extremely…… Continue reading Saigon Stories – Last Night

Old Entries

I had so many problems with my last MT configuration that I had to re install everything. So I lost some of my old rants, but have pasted them in the excerpt….——————————————————————– I spent all day working on the website. For some reason there is an internal server error for the archive and recent entry…… Continue reading Old Entries

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