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A Visit To The Vet

Oi Vietnam speaks to Dr. Thuy, from Animal Doctors International Vietnam, about the challenges and rewards of being a veterinarian in Saigon

What inspired you to become a vet?

I’ve loved animals since I was a tiny kid, especially my pets. They’re […]

By |June 22nd, 2017|Family, Pets|1 Comment
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I Second That Emotion

Emotional intelligence is critical to success in school and life

Reading. Writing. ‘Rithmatic. These “three R’s” of education have been embraced as the pillars of education programs around the world. Often overlooked, however, is the necessity for a strong foundation of […]

By |June 14th, 2017|Education, Family, Higher Learning|0 Comments
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Meet the Principal

Ahead of his arrival in August to take over as Head of School at Renaissance International School Saigon (RISS), Peter Gittins speaks to Oi Vietnam about pioneering the first international school in HCMC, his decades-long career in education and… homework

Can […]

By |May 31st, 2017|Education, Family|0 Comments
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Nguyen Hoang Group Commences Work on International Schools of North America (SNA)’s New Campus

On April 23, Nguyen Hoang Group (NHG) officially began construction work on the International Schools of North America’s new campus at Street No. 20, Him Lam Residential Area, Binh Chanh District, HCMC.

Established in 2005, the International Schools of North America […]

By |May 30th, 2017|Education, News|0 Comments
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Stay, Boy, Stay

A house designed specifically for man’s best friend

Who is Saiga and tell us about the people behind Saiga’s House (SH)?

The people behind Saiga’s House are me, Jef Song, and my wife, Thea Do. We are both Americans living in Saigon, […]

By |May 26th, 2017|Features, Pets|0 Comments
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Starting Point

Mandala Wellness takes an integrative approach to the promotion of wellbeing and the restoration of balance

I have never tried acupuncture before. It’s not that I have an aversion to needles, but electively having somebody poke me with them never really […]

By |May 26th, 2017|Family, Health|0 Comments
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Counting Sheep

Why sleep is important in a child’s development

When it comes to sleep, most of us aren’t getting enough—far less than the recommended daily dose of 8–9 hours per night. Many of us suffer from chronic sleep deprivation. While this is […]

By |May 22nd, 2017|Family, Health|0 Comments
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Pica Chew

What to do when your pet ingests a foreign body

“Pica” is the term for the indiscriminate eating and swallowing of things—from toys and stones to dirt and even feces—by your dog or cat. There are numerous causes to this, ranging […]

By |May 18th, 2017|Family, Pets|0 Comments
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How To Lose A Fat Guy In 30 Days

Just because you’re not a contestant on The Biggest Loser doesn’t mean you can’t win your own weight-loss battle at home

I’ve always had a love-hate relationship with food. I love it. It hates my waist. Prior to my thirties, I […]

By |May 18th, 2017|Features, Health|0 Comments
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Smoke Signal

From moxibustion to pinch and pull therapeutic massages, traditional Chinese medicine practitioner Antoine Tran can help balance your energy

Wherever you are in Saigon, chances are a massage of some sort can be found nearby. There’s an endless variety of offerings, […]

By |May 15th, 2017|Features, Health|0 Comments