Monday, May 07, 2007

This Is Vietnam

"This Is Vietnam" - a very common refrain amongst the long time expats who are trying to make a buck here. Usually used in relation to venting about why some needed licensure is taking so g-damn long.

Of course there are other things that make you go wow, TIV and mean it positively.

This past Sunday morning, I was like a giddy ten year old waiting for the morning cartoons as I realized that the De La Hoya - Mayweather fight was going to be shown on TV. Live. For free!

Sweetness, and a good fight, though the non-HBO announcers were DLH partisans and scored it as a draw or a DLH win on points.

When one is stuck watching World Cup cricket, men's field hockey (!), non-EPL soccer, 9-ball tourneys, professional ping pong, a documentary on the mechanics of the best badminton smash in the world, and Asian Tour golf (which, actually, isn't bad), a free broadcast of the best boxing PPV in the past decade was much appreciated. So much so that I didn't even have to break out the beer to enjoy myself.

Now, where's my stogie?!

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