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About hodgedude

I'm a Canadian journalist and teacher, most recently living in Edmonton and Toronto, now located in Ho Chi Minh City. Graduate of Concordia University in Montreal. I've taught English in S. Korea, pulled rickshaws in Canada, taught at a Taiwanese language boot camp, edited newspapers in China and played a French-speaking Spanish colonel on Vietnamese TV. I also play Australian football. Pick up a copy of issue one of my independent comic, "Getting Lucky," at Happy Harbor Comics in Edmonton, the Comic Hunter in Moncton, New Brunswick, and the Spotted Cow Pub, 111 Bui Vien, District 1, Saigon.

SPORT IN SAIGON, SEPTEMBER: Heat hook up Canadian bench boss

  By Harry Hodge So for a team playing a game invented by a Canadian playing at the Canadian International School stadium, you may as well hire a Canadian head coach. So that’s what the Saigon Heat did. Kyle Julius, … Continue reading

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“Development H#ll” for sportswriters

Trying to get a basketball book done has been one of the toughtest things I’ve dealt with here in Vietnam. Working for a publishing house that makes educational materials, the production of books is more or less greenlit already, and … Continue reading

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Vietnamese hoopsters to take on VBA opposition before SEA Games

By Harry Hodge Todd Purves knows it takes time to build a contender. And with a men’s national team a scant two years from returning to regional basketball, Vietnam is still feeling its way with the SEA Games approaching fast … Continue reading

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Word Magazine August 2017: VBA season 2.0

The Vietnam Basketball Association (VBA) is set to hoop it up for its second season, with new expectations and a new franchise. Words Harry Hodge. Entrepreneur Henry Nguyen has never been accused of thinking small. Wearing multiple hats as the … Continue reading

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Singleton leaves VBA’s Catfish for Heat

By Harry Hodge The times they are a-changin’ in Vietnamese basketball. Weeks after the bombshell announcement of Vietnam Basketball Assocation (VBA) and national team head coach Tony Garbelotto leaving SE Asia to coach the Glasgow Rocks franchise, his successor was … Continue reading

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SAIGON TIMES JUNE 2017: The Kanonos will make you say yes yes to surf rock

By Harry Hodge During his several years in Saigon’s music scene, Bryon Rudd has been a bit of a shapeshifter. Well-known for his time as a creative force with experimental music outfit Space Panther, collaborating with local artists and merging … Continue reading

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Sport in Saigon/May 2017: Hanoi ballers rejoice as Thang Long Warriors added to VBA 2.0

By Harry Hodge There they grow again! Capitalizing on the groundswell of popularity across the country during the first season of the Vietnam Basketball Association (VBA), the fledgling league has opted to expand in the national capital region as it … Continue reading

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