Don Don Donki opens in Tanjong Pagar

The “Japan Discount King” Don Don Donki opened its doors in Tanjong Pagar last week. It’s near the office… so it’s a new hangout place I guess? Lol. To buy stuff that I likely don’t need.

My eyes just wander.


Day 2 in HCMC: The Tunnels

It’s not raining like yesterday!

On today’s itinerary:

  • Brunch at L’Usine Café
  • Ben Thanh Market
  • Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Dinner at Vy Da Quan
  • Saigon Skydeck
  • Saigon Centre

Day 1 stuff here.


Day 1 in HCMC: The City

The family has arrived in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam! This is our fifth Southeast Asian country the last five years after Cambodia (2013), Singapore (2014, 2016), Thailand (2015), and Malaysia (2017).

First order of business: PHÓ!

Day 1 Checklist:

  • Special Beef Bowl Phó at Phó 24
  • Reunification Palace (State Rooms, Bunker)
  • Norodom Palace (Interactive Museum)
  • War Remnants Museum
  • Vincom Center

-to be continued-


Hello again, Saigon!

Rushed to Changi Airport earlier to catch VN 654 to Ho Chi Minh City!

It’s the first time I got to use Terminal 4 (and not just visit it for a tour…)

It’s also the first time I flew on Vietnam Airlines.

My family flies in tomorrow morning from Manila. This is the first time I booked the family at a hostel. We’ve done hotels in Bangkok and Singapore. Serviced Residences in Kuala Lumpur. So HCMC will be a hostel. But we have our own “family room”.


Here’s me saying HELLO!