Flooding has long been a problem in Saigon during the summer/autumn rainy season. Where we live, in Thao Dien, District 2, the worst floods occur
Some months back, some surveyors turned up and began taking measurements of the small lane that runs beside our house. Someday, apparently, the lane is
There are only three houses on our street – ours, which is a “shabby-chic” (ie. somewhat run-down) two-storey place with three-bedrooms; our millionaire landlord’s residence,
My landlord, who owns a house valued at around US$1.2 million, lives in a tin-roofed shack out back and runs a roadside stand selling mangoes.
A couple of coconut trees overhang the small bridge that stands next to our house. Yesterday, a guy was up the trees harvesting ripe coconuts,
Just up the road from our house in Saigon’s District 2, a new building is under construction. Since it’s massive and equipped with a covered portico,