Mini Adoptee Reunions

Posted by on 2009/08/24Reunions, Uncategorized    2 comments

Five years ago, I started to research how to connect with fellow Vietnamese adoptees. Keep in mind that I did not grow up with children who were part of Operation Babylift or adopted from Vietnam at another time. The reunions on various documentaries, TV interviews, and print media were my sources of a connection to ...

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Min Anh & The Children Afflicted With Agent Orange at Tu Du Maternity Hospital

Posted by on 2009/07/21Vietnam, Volunteering    No comments

A fellow adoptee ‘introduced’ me to a lovely English lady who is a humanitarian & has done so much for the children of Vietnam. Since 1995 Brenda has been visiting Vietnam to help out in its many orphanages and children’s charities. Brenda became very attached to a wonderful little boy called Min Anh, & I ...

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Long Hai, Courtesy Of Go Vap Orphanage & The Vietnamese Military

Posted by on 2009/07/16Vietnam    comments closed

It’s not every day that one gets to state that they have been a resident at a Military Guest House! Don’t worry; I wasn’t arrested by the Military because of my outspoken behaviour or stubbornness ;O) In fact mum & I were invited to Long Hai beach, courtesy of Go Vap orphanage & we resided at ...

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Kids Day Out At The Amusement Arcade & Opening Up

Posted by on 2009/07/13Uncategorized    One comment

On Saturday, Mum & I met up with Daniela & a couple of my favourite students (Tai & Nhi) for Ice Cream. It’s not often that the kids get to go out & it was so adorable to see them all dressed up. Once the delicious ice cream had been polished off, I thought it ...

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From Flip Flops To High Heels

Posted by on 2009/07/10Volunteering    One comment

This time of year in Vietnam is so hot & humid, & running around the orphanage like a crazy woman means that I cannot wear shoes which are difficult to take off. The Vietnamese custom is to remove your shoes at the door before you enter each ward, so flip flops are the most sensible ...

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Le Van Tam Park & The Sweet University Graduates

Posted by on 2009/07/09Uncategorized    comments closed

Last night mum & I went to Le Van Tam Park which is in district 1. It was a beautiful evening, which helped to clam me down after all the problems I’ve been having with DHL. In the middle of the park there is a podium & rock n’ roll music from the 60’s & ...

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Rebel With A Cause!

Posted by on 2009/07/08Uncategorized    No comments

Right now I’m sitting by the hotel pool yet feel so trapped, irritated & confused! You’re probably wondering why? Isn’t that most people’s dream; to relax by the pool? Well not in this case as I have to wait for DHL & can’t go too far away from the hotel! I’m missing the kids at the ...

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An Amazing Welcome Home!

Posted by on 2009/07/06Uncategorized    comments closed

Unfortunately I am still waiting for the boxes of gifts that Danone sent to my hotel to arrive. Luckily I had bought some gifts at the airport for the staff & managed to pack some gifts for the children in my suitcase. Every time I pull into the Go Vap district, I get butterflies in my ...

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A Jam Packed Day Filled With Love, Food & Laughter!

Posted by on 2009/07/05Uncategorized    comments closed

It was great meeting up with Son Michael Pham again; we had so much to catch up on & there is no better way to do so than over lunch! He took us to the food plaza in Parkson’s & I couldn’t wait to taste the delights of authentic Vietnamese food, especially at such cheap ...

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Good Morning Vietnam!

Posted by on 2009/07/05Uncategorized    2 comments

I awoke to a beautiful sunny morning & after hearing the sounds of the traffic singing to each other, knew I was finally home in Vietnam. I’m not a morning person & due to jet lag I slept in & missed breakfast. Mum is a much better traveller than me & for some reason at her ...

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