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oaktown!

one of my best friends in the world just recently moved to oakland with her american football loving french husband. christie and gregory now live in this really cool little house in north oakland, and its really not a bad … Continue reading

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crab feed!

the more i try not to write about food, the more that i end up writing about food. one of the great things about being back in california for the holidays is that i got to attend my cousin celia‘s … Continue reading

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home for the holidays

after an epic 4 airport (shanghai pudong, hong kong chep lap kok, san francisco international and san diego international) and 23 hour journey involving 2 cars, 1 train, 3 flights i finally arrived in san diego just in time to … Continue reading

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a post wherein gourmet vietnamese equals warmed over chinese food

last post about vietnam – well until the next time i go. my last dinner in vietnam was wasted (WASTED!) on yet another higher end vietnamese restaurant. next time i’m eating all street level food. hoi an is a highly … Continue reading

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eating with brad and angelina

when brad pitt and angelina jolie visited ho chi minh city 3 years ago, they visited a vietnamese restaurant located in district 1 called the temple club not because they went, but because of recommendations i went myself this last … Continue reading

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more thoughts from vietnam

while i’m in taiwan now, my trip to vietnam is still top of mind for me. mainly because i’d still like to be there, instead of neck deep in work like i am now. one of the interesting things i … Continue reading

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the day of bad museums

after watching the debacle that was the cal-usc football game, i finished my tourism activities by going to the museum of ho chi minh city and the vietnam history museum. first up was the museum of ho chi minh city. … Continue reading

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com tam moc

according to wikipedia, C?m t?m is C?m t?m in Vietnamese is cooked rice from fractured rice grains. T?m refers to the broken rice grains while c?m refers to cooked rice. It is usually served with grilled pork (either ribs or … Continue reading

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cyclo row

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the man in the black pajamas, dude. worthy f’ing adversary.

today i took a tour to the cu chi tunnels. about 90 minute drive outside of hcmc, the tunnels are where the viet cong waged dug in and defended against the american 85th infantry as well as waged guerilla warfare … Continue reading

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