Bloom, Saigon, Bloom

The last yellow petals have fallen, the final oversized watermelons have been discarded and dried out potted mums litter the sidewalk like yesterday’s newspapers. The last vestige of Tet, Vietnamese Lunar New Year, is actually Abba’s sickly sweet Happy New Year playing an endless loop in my head,...

The Faces of the Season

Growing up, my immediate family never celebrated Tet (Vietnamese Lunar New Year), preferring to dodge all the superstitions that surround it, like it being ill-advised to sweep your house for fear all the good luck would go out with the dust, or the fear of being the...

Travel Photo Roulette Awards Show

Awards season is upon us. We just saw the hilarious duo of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler host the Golden Globes. The Oscars (and BAFTA for our British friends) are coming up next month along with the Grammys. And American Idol 12 has just started. So, I...

Travel Photo Roulette Round #53: Serendipity

Update: Contest now closed. Please check back on Friday to see who won. And if any contestants want to send me a muffin basket or, I don’t know, say an iPad, “just because”, I’m TOTALLY ok with that… I never win contests. I come close to winning...