Start Here

Updated on: April 29, 2021.

Moved to Ghost

As you can tell, was moved to a different blogging software. The site is now running on Ghost after spending roughly 15 years with WordPress. I migrated the last 330 posts and pages from the WordPress site to Ghost. That is still about 8 years worth of content that includes CleanTech, Saigon (HCMC), and Vietnam.

Use 'Tags' to search the site

Ghost is different than WordPress since it just uses Tags by default to organize the blog. This forced me to convert all my WordPress categories to Tags and THEN I had to organize and delete some tags. The good news is that you can visit the site's Tags page to view the other all the posts. Originally I had nearly 400 tags, I got them down to 14 but I will probably add 6 more.

History of

The original blog for was started at LiveJournal back in 2003. I moved to the domain with my first install of WordPress in March, 2006. The original blog focussed on my life as an Expat during my early days in Saigon. It then focused to talk about all the problems, particularly with construction, I had to deal with daily. Then after the blogging law was passed in 2010, this site became more of a general blog for my daily life.

I still blog here but not as much as my newer blog (see below). I will keep update. I still have about 2700 posts I need to go through which I plan to move over to this blog.

Matsunaga's Odyssey - New Blog

Go to for any updates on my life and happenings. That is now my main blog.

Great! You've successfully subscribed.
Great! Next, complete checkout for full access.
Welcome back! You've successfully signed in.
Success! Your account is fully activated, you now have access to all content.