Coffee or Cocaine?

Ding! Ding! Ding! I found what you're looking for betches! C A  P H E  S U A  D A  "Vietnamese Iced Coffee With Condensed Milk [& A Pinch of Cocaine]  I guess you could say I've been slumming it in terms of coffee.  Until recently I have only had coffee from the street.  Well … Continue reading Coffee or Cocaine?

Binh Quoi Village

When Belinda was in Ho Chi Minh I wanted to immediately get out of Ho Chi Minh and go to Mui Ne.  However, Belinda wanted to experience the city and get a feel for what a typical week might be for me. Even though it was my birthday week, she did travel 20+ hours to see … Continue reading Binh Quoi Village

The Teacher Chronicles

I will be totally honest. When I made the decision to teach English abroad the thought of 'teaching' never crossed my mind. It sounds silly, but I'm being serious. I would tell my friends I would be, "Molding young minds," and give them my best Grinch face. While in Cambodia completing my TESOL training there were several … Continue reading The Teacher Chronicles

The Real MVP

BELINDA CAME TO HO CHI MINH FOR MY 23rd BIRTHDAY. It was by far one of the best birthday presents I have ever received. I was born in San Diego and grew up in Cerritos, CA. So when it was time to decide where to go for college (sophomore year  in college - I committed early) … Continue reading The Real MVP

Monkey Island

Let me begin by thanking Hurley for the photo and videos in this post – the photos that look professional and perfect are Hurley’s – the photos that look basic and boring are mine.  If  you are at all impressed by what you see (you will be) definitely take a moment and check out his … Continue reading Monkey Island

What I Whipped Up

Over the past couple of years I have develop a very particular and critical style of eating.  I have been Pescatarian, Vegatarian, Vegan, Gluten Free -- a lil restrictive.  I didn't look at it as a burden (still don't!).  Eating fruits, vegetables, drinking smoothies and juices makes me feel great.  My favorite part of the … Continue reading What I Whipped Up

The Motorbike Chronicles

If you've ever been in a car with me, especially my 2001 Toyota Corolla, Trina (because she's the baddest bitch), you know it drives like a toy so I tend to treat it like one.  My driving may or may not have make you feel like you were going to die at one point or … Continue reading The Motorbike Chronicles

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Erm, well..... Ho Chi Minh has been a little bit loopy lately Within a 72 hour period I interviewed for a teaching job, demo'd (taught a class with someone analyzing me), was hired and signed a contract for said teaching position. In the midst of all of the interviewing, Meeg and I were on a hunt for an apartment … Continue reading 0-100

What I’m Listening To Pt. 1

I'm supposed to have a post about the weeks after Da Nang and the business/stress of it all. but I feel like BGNC needs a break from my life updates. How about we talk about music? One of my favorite life topics. Not sure what it is or how, but I've discovered some killer jams while … Continue reading What I’m Listening To Pt. 1

College Educated, TESOL Certificated

This week I felt a billion times busier, more tired and just a teensy bit homesick...but I'll talk about that later. Overall the week fleeeeew by. Monday morning's vietnamese lesson was about 'going to the market.' So Hien, being the excellent teacher she is put us in taxis and we set out to one of … Continue reading College Educated, TESOL Certificated