Teachers’ Day and that time I had to eat meat.

chào mừng ngày nhà giáo Việt Nam! Not content with celebrating Christmas Day, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Women’s Day , Children’s Day, Easter, Independence Day, Reunification Day,  Tet, Lantern Festival, the anniversaries of various kings, Workers’ Day and a whole host of lunar and Buddhist related days, the Vietnamese have had Teachers’ Day for 30 years. And in true […]

My favourite Vietnamese dish.

Forget phở, the ubiquitous Vietnamese noodle soup dish, these wondrous little wraps are the best thing to come out of Vietnam since, well, those really cute pot bellied pigs. They consist of a crepe style mini wrap, grated coconut, sugar paper, sesame seeds and then condensed milk which serves as glue. They are so much more delicious than the sum of […]

Why Vietnam is so great and why I am so indecisive about jobs.

This blog title is a twist on Nietzsche’s  Ecce Homo chapters  ‘Why I am so wise/Why I am so clever’, except that I am not a German philosopher, nor do I have such an impressive moustache or canon of works . I might succumb to eventual insanity like ole Friedrich though. Also perhaps using  ‘canon’ to describe […]