Sketched in Time

Mai Thi Luu, Saigon: The Jade Emperor Pagoda in District 1 was riddled with sweaty tourists posing for photos outside the gates. I decided to go for an iced coffee across the street to wait for the throng of Westerners to leave on their buses so I could do some sketches of the famous pagoda.

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Zen Pen

A skin-refining, non-invasive treatment that feeds your skin nutrients without harming the skin

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Herbal Healing

An insight into the ancient practice of healing through herbs and needles “Eastern medicine is for everything, not one specific problem,” explains Dr. Le Van Canh, who studied at the Ho Chi Minh Medicine and Pharmacy University, and who now owns a small practice in the heart of Cho Lon. His clinic is like any

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Read my Lips

How one woman is on a mission to create her own organic Vietnamese beauty brand and teach others along the way Around a large wooden table in the Pandora Studio in Thao Dien (www.facebook.com/PandoraStudioVN), Queenie and Huong, the workshop facilitators, make sure each participant has a small glass beaker, a long glass mixer, a plastic

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Sweet Ambition

Learn how to make your favorite desserts so you don’t have to share As most would agree, Vietnamese food is some of the most delicious in the world. From foreigner favorite bun thit nuong, to iconic pho bo, to crowd pleasing appetizer goi cuon, to the joys of a fresh, crispy banh xeo: the list is endless.

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A Tangled Web

WordPress SOS rescues a website hostage Running a website is not fun. Rewarding? Perhaps. And for entrepreneurs and small business owners it’s absolutely necessary. But is it fun? Oh no: no it is not. And this, dear readers, your writer can say from bitter experience. For over six months I have been managing a well-established

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Babes and Boobs

Artist uses her whimsical characters to promote body-positivity There are many naked women in Sofia Holt’s studio. Some of the women are dancing, some are just standing. Some are facing the viewer, some are looking away with their backs turned exposed back and bottom facing the viewer. These women have raised a middle finger, like

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