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chrisfharvey
Interests: scotch, apple pie, swing and salsa dancing, adult swim on the cartoon network.
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I'm sick to death of rampant bias in the media. Actually, no I'm not. People naturally have political opinions. Their political opinions naturally will bias their coverage of an event. You can no more remove bias from reporting than you... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2013 at charvey in Vietnam
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Recently I've been seeing artful street graffiti in Saigon. This one is pretty cool. Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2012 at charvey in Vietnam
Posted Aug 20, 2012 at charvey in Vietnam
"There is something to be learned from a sudden rainstorm. When meeting with a sudden shower, you try not to get wet and run quickly along the road. But doing such things as passing under the eaves of houses, you... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2012 at charvey in Vietnam
Yeah, I kinda find it inspiring that Vietnamese are so efficient they can sleep anywhere, anytime. Kinda envious of that ability.
Toggle Commented Jan 27, 2012 on Saigon Scene 4 at charvey in Vietnam
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Yeah I thought about taking more Christmas pics this year. But figured it was more of the same. Check out the collection at http://chrisfharvey.typepad.com/charvey_in_vietnam/christmas/
Toggle Commented Jan 27, 2012 on Saigon Scene 9 at charvey in Vietnam
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Last night I attended the first ever Saigon Heat basketball game in Saigon. It was pretty cool. The Saigon Heat are the newest addition to the Air Asia ASEAN Basketball League in Southeast Asia. There were cheerleaders, a guy getting... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2012 at charvey in Vietnam
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Things are done differently in Vietnam. One example is boarding aircraft. Vietnam Airlines often has passengers walk across the tarmac and board the plane from front and rear simultaneously. Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2012 at charvey in Vietnam
Nguyen Trung Truc near Ben Thanh market.
Toggle Commented Jan 15, 2012 on Saigon Scene 9 at charvey in Vietnam
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I subscribe to the paper edition of The Wall Street Journal Asia. It is printed in Thailand and flown to Vietnam each day. Sometimes my newspaper arrives with content related to Vietnam blacked out with a heavy marker. From the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2012 at charvey in Vietnam
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The caption says "To carry out the goal of the population -- a plan to transform the family to contribute to raising the quality of life." Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2011 at charvey in Vietnam
Recently I've had a lot of stuff going on. I've found myself thinking more and more about whether this thing will happen or whether that thing will work out. It's ratcheted up the stress and racheted down peace of mind... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2011 at charvey in Vietnam
Magnificent quote from Charles Lindbergh: "Any coward can sit in his home and criticize a pilot for flying into a mountain in fog. But I would rather, by far, die on a mountainside than in bed. Why should we look... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2011 at charvey in Vietnam
Thanks Ba. Lots of ways to translate the song. I found it impossible to translate in a way that captures my feelings about the meaning of the words and song.
Toggle Commented Aug 13, 2011 on Haunting Song at charvey in Vietnam
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Thanks DKL. I had fun translating it. And understanding the song and the way Vietnamese language is used helps me to understand the language and culture and history of Vietnamese people better. It's rewarding.
Toggle Commented Aug 13, 2011 on Haunting Song at charvey in Vietnam
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Thanks for the comment, gocnho. Trinh Cong Son is certainly open to a lot of interpretation. It's part of his genius.
Toggle Commented Aug 13, 2011 on Haunting Song at charvey in Vietnam
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Haha, thanks Nga! I do like sad and meaningful songs like this.
Toggle Commented Aug 13, 2011 on Haunting Song at charvey in Vietnam
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Hieu roi. Cam on em!
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Hi Amanda, "Chien tranh" means "war." "Chien thang" means "victory." Trinh Cong Son could have meant it both ways.
Toggle Commented Aug 13, 2011 on Haunting Song at charvey in Vietnam
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It's at the sport center on the corner of Vo Van Tan and Pasteur in District 3. I went to the climbing wall there. I saw this basketball clinic happen and had to snap a pic.
Toggle Commented Aug 13, 2011 on Saigon Scene 5 at charvey in Vietnam
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