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What’s wrong with variety?

“We all ordered vanilla”

Just another Sunday morning in Vietnam

A Buddhist monk chilling on his motorcycle in the park, while talking on his cell phone.

To say that Vietnamese culture is diverse and complex is to understate how incomprehensible it can be to a foreigner. I’ve been in country a year and a half, and I still feel like a newcomer. Will I ever understand this country? Possibly not, but I doubt that I will ever stop wanting to.

Sunrise Over Cai Be

That’s the Saigon River.


New perspectives are hard

“You’ll have to get over it.”

Just another morning

At the impromptu coffee shop that some lady sets up on the sidewalk every morning.

Moonset over Saigon

My spellcheck doesn’t think that’s a word. But I don’t know what else to call it. Early this morning, the moon was going down while the sun was coming up. The moon was setting while the sun was rising. So it’s a moonset, right?

5:46 am today.

No gender ambiguity here

This pencil case knows exactly who she is.


A made-up holiday that I can get excited about!

If you can’t be Batman

“SUPREME” is a pretty good second choice, I guess.

For some reason, I’m uneasy

Can’t quite put my finger on it, though.