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Fourth quarter a nightmare in Heat loss to Dreamers

By Harry Hodge “This is my team!” Not something you expect to hear from a visiting player on the opposing team’s home floor. But this was no ordinary game for Lenny Daniel. The former Saigon Heat team MVP was in … Continue reading

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Misadventures in Vietnamese real estate

By Harry Hodge The great Bien Hoa Land Rush of 2017. I was there, and it wasn’t pretty. The 6 a.m. on a Sunday dragging-of-ass across Saigon to (fittingly) the Zoo, where hundreds of would-be land prospectors were waiting to … Continue reading

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I didn’t own a computer or smartphone until 2015… and I miss those days

By Harry Hodge Yes, you’re reading a blog about not owning a computer. No streaming songs or movies. No playing computer games. No online banking. No selfies (I know!) until maybe the last few years. If I wanted an airplane … Continue reading

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What I Learned from Pulling Rickshaws

By Harry Hodge So you wouldn’t know it meeting me now, but I used to drag humans around for money. We’re talking 500 pounds of dead weight up Parliament Hill on Canada Day. And down again. And up again. Or … Continue reading

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SPORT IN SAIGON: Heat face learning curve while awaiting reinforcements

  By Harry Hodge Earlier this week, the Saigon Heat introduced the 2017-2018 edition of their ASEAN Basketball League (ABL) squad to the media, but… It looked like there were still a few spots remaining on the bench. This is … Continue reading

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Middle age. Now what?

By Harry Hodge According to the Daily Telegraph, middle age begins at 35 and runs into your 50s. So it stands to reason anytime from 35, the inevitable “mid-life crisis” will kick in. Some of you are nearing this event; … Continue reading

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Letting go of expectations

By Harry Hodge Let me be clear: I don’t meditate. Or read self-help books. I’m one of the millions of Saigon residents who gets on the motorbike, dodges the crooked cops/mafia/deep-fryers to and from work on a daily basis. I … Continue reading

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