Thursday, March 12, 2009

oh, saigon




perhaps it's a sign when mid-march is fast-approaching, and i only have less than 5 posts...
i'll take it as a sign.
i need a vacation.

on monday night, i had dinner with friend. we ran into other friends, we joined tables. they were all planning on leaving for vietnam this saturday, for a wedding. somewhere during dinner, i was invited. how does one refuse such an invitation? tuesday i bought my plane ticket, wednesday renewed my passport, today i got my visa. leaving saturday, 10 days. if you don't know this about me, i'm vietnamese. i was born in new york, and have never been to vietnam. this is very exciting. if i can find any time and internet connection, i'll post some updates. if not, i'll be back soon.

photo: ann-margaret entertaining troops in vietnam.

image via zenith phuong's flickr, the 60's official site, and gritty kitty navy.

11 comments:

Thao N. said...

That's really cool. I'm vietnamese as well and I'm like the only one of my friends who hasn't been back to Vietnam yet. I'm still planning to go in the future. hahah Sorry you have no idea who I am but I'm a fellow blogger who loves your line for Duskin. I live in Seattle though so I'm waiting for everything to launch online and buy it.

Missy said...

have an incredible time!!

judy aldridge said...

I'm so excited for you Stephanie! I do hope you can get hooked up so you can transmit wonderful things to us.....I'll be waiting..judy

Owley Patrol said...

dude. wtf! amazing. you're gonna have the best time. go to chinatown and go to this one corner and have the goat stew. go to the fish market super early one morning. go to the mekong delta one day. call me before you leave! x

Anonymous said...

WOW. You have to go to Hoi An. I love how spontaneous this trip came about. They're the best sort of trips, you don't work yourself up about anything (or too much). You can appreciate things as they come.
What I love about Vietnam is that as soon as you leave your plane you KNOW you're in a different country. The ride outside of the airport is quite mindblowing - this is a loud, living and breathing country. I hope it inspires you in many ways. I, too, am Vietnamese/Australian.

Anonymous said...

wow...exciting....
nancy

gryphon said...

love that you are going, though you are flaking on our casual vietnamese hipster dining. I take rainchecks. have fun!

JULIA said...

fucking ann margaret is beyond.

erica said...

hope you're having a great time in vietnam. i second the hoi an recommendation, the food there is delicious. and i cannot say enough good things about the che in saigon. oh yum...

saw a few of your pieces on frances may's webshop, so nice!

miss sophie said...

hi stephanie! that's such an amazing invitation. i went to vietnam for two weeks before chrsitmas and it was AWESOME. hope you had an unforgettable time!

victoria thorne said...

I am so glad you went! What an incredible story. What a brilliant invitation, wise choice...and how incredible are these Ann Margaret pictures! Bravo!

 

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