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Hanoi and Vietnam’s History

Hanoi is two things: hectic and contradictory. It is hectic because it is the capital. Everything must happen here, but bigger. Vendors clog the sidewalks with impromptu eateries and storefront goods spill out onto the streets. 518 more words



Image by Christine Renney

He had fallen for a girl on a hoarding, a bill poster. He was living in a tiny bed-sit close to the office. 1,189 more words


The Haul Girls

Haul verb \ˈhȯl\ the result of an effort to obtain, collect or win. 

Search the word ‘haul’ on YouTube and it will yield 23,700,000 results.  The unique genre of video typically features a girl-next-door in her teens or early twenties showing off her latest fashion and beauty purchases with bubbly positivity. 453 more words


Joy And Rejoicing-A Reprise

Complaints. Angst. Cynicism. Malaise. Western society seems bent toward dissatisfaction. I blame this in part on our consumerism. We are constantly being told we need something other than what we have which instills a sense of disgruntlement. 522 more words

Christian Walk

Hoi An’s Tourism

Hoi An, our next destination, is a ‘traditional’ village located 30 km south of Da Nang. Imagine any quintessential tourist village with preserved architecture, art galleries, and traditional restaurants, except in the theme of Vietnam, and you’ve got a good idea of what Hoi An is like. 1,150 more words


That Moment You Realize that Secret Santas Suck

…And Not Because You Got Shafted

I’m participating in a Secret Santa gift exchange at work this year, and I’m kind of disappointed in the whole thing. 859 more words


These Unromantic Addictions

I wonder who I was before I had a smartphone? It might seem silly but…how did I take my meals before, if not before a phone screen? 334 more words