As some of you may have noticed, I’ve revamped my website. During the process, for reasons too dull (and frustrating) to recount, my blog was
In Vietnam, nothing says “Christmas” like little kids dressed up in Santa suits. Here’s my friend Mai Anh’s son, Thien Nhan (http://help-thien-nhan.blogspot.com/), decked out for
Christmas is coming to Saigon, where it’s hot, sunny and the only snow in sight comes out of a can… Tweet...
I’ve been distracted lately, with sick kids, and various old and new projects on the go. My attention was clearly elsewhere when I grabbed a
My bilingual Vietnam-themed picture books, Vietnam A to Z and 1,2,3 Vietnam!, are now stocked by Vietnam’s major bookshops. The easiest place to find them
My son, who is five, asked where I’d bought a bottle of nail polish. “In a shop across the street from Ben Thanh Market,” I
Today, the Thanh Nien news had a bizarre story about an 11-year-old girl in Ho Chi Minh City who can cause stuff to spontaneously catch
I never encouraged my daughter Elly, who is 3, to wear pink and yet somehow, she’s addicted to the color. And not just anything pink.
My first child, Vy, who died as a baby, was born today, six years ago. To remember her we’ve filled the house with flowers: yellow