Turkey is a specialty food in Viet Nam. They call it ga Tay ~ Western chicken. Or, more specifically, ga Tay My ~ American Western chicken…..and it’s not cheap! But, honestly, most all other foods here are cheap, so spending a little more for a taste of home cooking on this special day was worth it……if only we could figure out where to buy it…..and … Continue reading Thanksgiving Dinner, VN Style
….”Give me convenience or give me death”……spoken like a true American. Okay, so having a sprained ankle is a pain in the, well, yeah ,…foot. Doing any shopping for food or going out to eat can be a real hassle. Plus….and this may sound weird, but……sometimes you just get tired of being stared at wherever you go (which is compounded when you’re hobbling around with … Continue reading As Mike says…….
Well, I finally went to the hospital for my ankle yesterday….a week after I sprained the darn thing. I’ve been trying to ‘tough it out’, but it’s been really sore the last few days and I’ve been worried that maybe a bone was broken or fractured. My very, very sweet and kind landlady graciously offered to take me……and spend her entire afternoon with me……. just … Continue reading Learned a new word and I’ve just gotta obnoxiously use it….
FrankenFoot! It’s kinda hard to get a good picture of it. Just can’t get at the right angle. But suffice it to say my foot is the approximate shape of a brick….. with toes. BUT!!! I have a project, so I’m happy. I’m making piñatas for a Halloween party Mike’s school is throwing for the kids. So I’ve got all the supplies on … Continue reading Just in time for Halloween…..
Good gravy, just after I put up a post about going for a walk and stating how rutted the streets are here….I go and sprain my ankle. I took these pictures within about a half hour of it happening… ….lovely, eh? Omigod, I don’t know whether to laugh or to cry! Right now I’m laughing. This is just too ridiculous for words. … Continue reading …..and sprained my ankle….
Omigod, my ‘computer guy’ in Chico is a GENIUS!!!! He’s absolutely great. I won’t go into the details (because I don’t even understand what happened anyway), but I’d done something to screw up my computer. A friend of Mike’s was able to reinstall internet connectivity for me on this side of the planet (thank you, Thanh!), but it still had quite a few problems. I’d … Continue reading Went for a walk…..
Got my own place, finally! Yay!! It’s nice to be able to nest. There’s lots of fixing up I’d still like to do ~ more plants, more pictures, more books….. but it’s a start. Here are a few pics of my place: It’s a studio so, of course the bed’s the first, most obvious thing you see when you walk in. But then your … Continue reading Jiggety jig!
I’m back in Hanoi, staying at Mike’s place for the time being. I’ve been here since the afternoon of the 1st. Long story, really, but I was so exhausted and overwhelmed by last minute craziness at my school and moving my stuff from Thai Binh, I just wanted to chill on Saturday night and that’s what we did. Mike has some business to take care … Continue reading Down-time
I’ve had to go to the American Embassy and the Vietnam Consulate (twice to that one) today and yesterday. The reason being, since I don’t have a Bachelor’s degree, I needed to have a document authenticated and stamped by both government agencies in order to let potential employers know I have a brain….I think that’s why I’ve been doing this, anyway. As I’ve said…a number … Continue reading If I only had a……
OmiGOD!!! The xe om ride of my life!! I’d been out having a couple of brews with a friend (who I’d met at that one-day job in…..that city which name I can’t remember). Just a nice time out with a new friend, philosophizin’ about life n’ stuff…. really nice time. Then went and had a bowl of pho and just kept on talking. It had … Continue reading Ultimate xe om!