Tag Archives: Vietnam

Being emotionally honest about Covid-19

By Harry Hodge This is the moment where I pull back the curtain. And admit: I don’t know what the future holds. I’m a generally positive person. I have dealt with various obstacles, personally and professionally, for decades. I’m not … Continue reading

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Why I Dislike Tet and Grinding It Out with 2 Kids

By Harry Hodge In the past, I used to enjoy holidays. Not anymore. When you are married to someone working in the hotel industry, holidays are generally (in my experience) a period when one parent can expect to be left … Continue reading

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F/T-Freelance-F/T-REPEAT

By Harry Hodge It’s 9 a.m. on a Thursday. I was busy like a madman 2.5 weeks ago, teaching summer school science in the mornings and ripping around Saigon for different tutoring clients in the afternoon. Then pick up the … Continue reading

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Heat gift-wrap Tet treat in overtime win

  By Harry Hodge Down by one with under 20 seconds left in the game. Vietnamese national team member To Quang Trung heads to the free throw line. Regional starter Moses Morgan fouled out with just over three minutes left … Continue reading

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2017 – a year of accomplishments or unrealized potential?

Every year is a series of checks and balances. I used to sit back around this time every year and weigh up whether it was “good” or not, in terms of career success, relationships, health or sporting achievements and the … 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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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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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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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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Sport in Saigon Dec. 2016: Heat shooting goes cold against visiting Slingers

By Harry Hodge The Saigon Heat hoped to open their fifth season at home with a bang, but it came off as more of a thud on Saturday. The Singapore Slingers head to 3-0 in the early going of this … Continue reading

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