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Musings from Day 1 Trip 2

It's not as hot in Saigon as I remember the last time. It must have been the humidity last time that made it feel so stuffy. Tonight when I left the office, it was actually very pleasant; I don't even think I broke a sweat.

I'm also convinced that I handle jet lag better by not sleeping on the plane. On the 14 hour flight from Atlanta to Tokyo, I slepy maybe 1 hour, then from Tokyo to Saigon, maybe another hour. I did nearly finish my first book of the trip. I'm reading "The President's Assassin" by Brian Haig. It's a great book if you're looking for something to read. Actually, all the books I have links to are pretty good.

Also, the Ambien really messed me up last night; I think I got dillusional. I was looking at the picture of the kids on my desktop and I swear they were moving. Really, really strange. That's the last time I'll use Ambien.

The team here has pretty much doubled since December (at least it seems that way). The new office in Saigon is nice, but they just moved in last weekend so the best restaurants in the area haven't been discovered yet.

Today was International Women's Day (something we should look into celebrating in the US). It basically a day where you treat the women extra special. The main office sent cards and fruit to all the women and I bought them all roses (The waitress in the hotel restaurant helped teach me how to say I want to buy roses -- toi mua hoa hong). Yes, I do kiss up from time to time.

I'm off to finish my book then hit the sheets. If anything interesting happens while I'm here, I'll be sure to post about it.

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  1. International Woman's Day sounds like an elaborate Valentine's Day ;-) Looking forward to more pictures on your journey!!

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