Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Blogroll - Xe Om, Cyclo

Xe-Om, Cyclo, Etc: written by AMadBrownWoman, who's tongue-in-cheek avatar stands in for a Filipina woman living in HCMC aka Saigon. A sample post is this one, reflecting on her clothes shopping experience and the exasperation felt by many expats, and more acutely by women, of being called "mập" by the locals.

1 comment:

Marianne said...

Haha, although I am a Vietnamese-Filipino-American and by most standards "small", those standards are not the same in Hanoi. I can't count the number of times a co-worker has pinched my cheek or frankly told me that I've been gaining weight and am fatter in the (insert area of body here). Just like being at home!