Category Archives: Saigon

PM 2.5 masks I wear in Saigon (HCMC), Vietnam

I decided to do a post on all of the different PM 2.5 masks that I wear/wore in Saigon the past year. There are a large number of PM 2.5 masks available in both Saigon and Hanoi. Sadly, many are not real PM 2.5 masks nor do they meet N95 (filters out 95% of PM […]

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Vietcetera Cafe

This is an article long time in the making. I have spent over a year watching Tam, a friend and fellow University of Washington grad, plan and set up Vietcetera as both a coffee shop and AirBNB hotel. With his partners, he currently runs Vietcetera in three Saigon locations. With his background in Nielsen in […]

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Homemade vegetarian Japanese curry rice

I have now been on a mostly plant-based diet for roughly 6 weeks now. One key meal that helps me transition to this healthier diet is Japanese curry rice. Being mixed Japanese, I have to have this meal at least 3-4 times a week, seriously. Normally every two weeks I make a big pot of […]

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