A few weeks back there were some articles about fast food companies losing money in Vietnam. They even had some experts explaining that foreign fast food can’t compete with cheap local food in price and variety. (I think that there is big enough market for … Continue reading The mysterious loss making yet expanding foreign fast food chains in Vietnam
AIn 1979, China attacked Vietnam. The main reason for China's action was Vietnam's toppling of the Khmer Rouge regime. These days, this particular war is not mentioned much in China. But in the early 1980s, there were some books and movies that depicted this war. … Continue reading Garlands at the foot of the mountain, a movie about the 1979 war
I used to hang out a lot at a Tibetan cafe in Chengdu, soaking in the Yak butter tea and smelling like a Yak. Tibetan food is not particularly popular anywhere, perhaps because it tends to be simple. I was happy to find a Tibetan … Continue reading Exploring the Chinese West in Osaka
I once posted a photo of a lucky charm from Tokyo. This is a lucky charm from the Nara region that resembles a monkey.
Rainy day hack for shoes. It floods really easy in Saigon. Luckily, there are so many cafes for us to hide in. Also nice to see many cafes using reusable straws.