Spent a couple hours at thus garage in District 5. They were installing various mods to large bikes including exhausts and passenger bars. I was there to attach a mud guard. Two large bikes were installing fender eliminator kits. These days guys want to hide their license plates from the police and cameras. Got to […]
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So, my Philips electric shaver, which I bought at Nguyen Kiem over a year ago, dies. I really hated this razer so I wanted to replace it. Searching on the Internet, I found Duc Van < ducvan.vn> in District 5. It is a small mama and papa’s shop that has a small showroom of electric […]
Over a week ago I was heading home in District 5 when I ran into a parade procession. A bunch of floats at least 2 miles long where heading towards Cholon. I got caught right in the middle of it, had no idea what was going on. A traffic policeman was directing me to move forward when a float ran right into me. Luckily a security guard grabbed the rear of my bike and I was able to clear free of the float. I ended up heading towards Huong Vuong street where I was able to get in front of the procession before heading back to District 1.
I learned later that the following weekend was Buddha’s Birthday. Odd, this was the first time in 8 years I ever knew they had parades like this in Cholon. (more…)