Wednesday, 22 March 2017 05:05

Vietcetera Café

What started out as a couch conversation is now a completed family project. Owner Tam Nguyen collaborated with his sister Phuong and brother-in-law Bruce to come up with an establishment where they can share their love for quality coffee, and a cosy, fun space. The planning and execution took them about three months, but the interest in coffee and serving the people is rooted way back. Indeed, Vietcetera Café is what they have envisioned. “We were just joking about opening a café, but one thing led to another and here we are,” says Tam.

Published in Coffee Cup
Wednesday, 22 March 2017 04:22

HIIT Amazing Results

Are you trying to improve your fitness, lose body fat and get your body to function better? Generally, people turn to running, swimming, cycling, or maybe a team sport like football, etc. Science and the latest fitness trends are proving that these are not the best options. The main reason is that these activities do not require the body to travel through a full range of movement at every joint. For example, when you jog, your hip isn’t even moving through 50 percent of its full range.

Published in Body & Temple
Wednesday, 22 March 2017 03:30

Kisu Sushi

Sushi, sashimi, gyouza, sake and some mean cocktails.

Published in Top Eats
Friday, 17 March 2017 00:22

Looking for Love

Dear Douglas,

Published in The Therapist
Friday, 10 March 2017 14:13

Who Are You?

I recently watched an interview between a human rights activist and a woman speaking on behalf of mothers. The topic discussed was the controversial recommendation by the British Medical Association for doctors to refer to pregnant women not as “expectant mothers” but as “pregnant people.” The decision is an attempt to recognize the rights of transgender individuals.

Published in The Alchemist
Friday, 03 March 2017 04:43

The Nanny

Whether you are a stay-at-home parent or both working, leaving your child and entrusting its life to the hands of a complete stranger is one of the hardest things you’ll ever have to do. I don’t know how many times I’ve been with new mothers in Hanoi and heard them complain that: “You just can’t get good help these days!”

Published in Starting a Family
Monday, 27 February 2017 08:06

Annam Café Gourmet

Occupying a corner of Annam Gourmet Market in Saigon Centre, Annam Café Gourmet combines quality coffee with simple yet tasty food. Opened last July, this compact space is an ideal resting stop for shoppers looking to recharge their batteries or have some lunch.

Published in Coffee Cup
Monday, 27 February 2017 07:42

Born to Run

I am a lucky man.

Published in Medical Buff
Monday, 27 February 2017 07:31

History Through Irish Eyes

Robert McCrum, critic for the Observer, wrote of Sebastian Barry’s latest novel: “Some novels sing from the first line, with every word carrying the score to a searing climax, and Days Without End is such a book.”

Published in Book Buff
Monday, 27 February 2017 07:24

Anita’s Cantina

Hanoi’s newest addition to its sparse Tex-Mex restaurant scene is Anita’s Cantina, overlooking a small area of Westlake on the quiet street of Quang Ba.

Published in Top Eats
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