Expat Expectations

Often frustrated, disappointed or angry? Learn how shifting your expectations can create more peace and wellbeing Let’s talk about expectations. You’ve recently moved to a new country, or perhaps you’re an expat already well adjusted to living abroad. Do your expectations influence your day-to-day experience? Do your expectations impact how you respond to the daily

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Delivering A Helping Hand

Having a doula in the delivery room is increasingly common – and for good reason At the time of publication, doula Ann Fenton could be activated at any moment. At any minute she could get the call from the pregnant woman she’s been working with in Ho Chi Minh City, a client who she’s met

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Mind Your Kids

Creating mindful children one breath at a time Yoga Joy Saigon (yogajoysaigon.com) opened three years ago in 2016 by American Alison Lockwood. Alison, from Marblehead, Massachusetts, came to reside in Vietnam in 2007, working as a teacher when she met her Vietnamese husband while volunteering for Saigon Children’s Charity. At the time she wasn’t thinking

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Get WIth The Program

The importance of digital literacy for children Coding skills are increasingly sought after in this digitalized world. Parents are increasingly aware about the benefits of coding for their children and are sending their kids to learn how to code. In this Q&A, Christo Hughes, founder of TechTrain (www.techtrain.edu.vn), explains how digital literacy can stimulate inquiry based

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Dogs Without Borders

In conversation with Mieke Hoekman about pet-ventures.com, a website about traveling internationally with your pet, because man’s best friend is also man’s best travel and adventure companion When and why did you move to Vietnam? About eight years ago I was traveling with a friend through Asia. We bought some Honda Wins and drove from southern to northern Vietnam

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The Speed to Success

What is a POS system and how can it contribute to the success of your retail business? Vietnam is a burgeoning market with all sorts of new opportunities. One aspect often overlooked is not what consumers buy, but how they buy it. That’s where Speed POS is helping businesses gain a competitive advantage. When searching

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Serenity Through Art, Service and Indochine Style

Saigon’s Newest Boutique Luxury Resort Two digits. not so long ago, Saigon wasn’t such a tangled frenzy of motorbike horns, construction projects, international commerce and tourist activity as attested to by the length of phone numbers here less than a century ago. The two-digit office listing found on the first page of a Saigon magazine

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Ni Hao

Meet Hilolbegim Rahmanova, Saigon’s Mandarin language teacher to all ages While Vietnam’s second language acquisition is largely fixated on English fluency, evidenced by the boom of English language centers in cities throughout the nation, Mandarin is a language with some high-profile students, from the children of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Ivanka

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Some Like It Hotter

The fiery world of chili sauces is getting spicier with J Hot Sauce Tram Dang is incredibly happy. Radiating joy with an infectious laugh and a huge grin to match, Tram is producing the uniquely styled J Hot Sauce with help from his friends and an extremely positive attitude. The story of his hot sauce

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Shared Experiences Part 3

Sneaky Drinks You’re an adult, so you may have forgotten by now what the thrill of playing secret agent was like. Just so you know, it’s still really cool. You’ll do plenty of slinking in this Landed Vibe experience aptly titled “Let’s Sneak in some Hidden Rooftops and have Drinks.” As the name implies, there’s a

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