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Happy TET 2016 (lunar new year)!

Welcome to the year of the Monkey.

Here’s a video of TET Eve (February 7th) in Sai Gon. The decorations and fireworks are awesome. They sure know how to do it up right in Sai Gon, don’t they?!

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I had to edit the video and post it on the fly with my SmartPhone, so please excuse the choppiness in places – 🙂

Sai Gon sure has changed since we were there hasn’t it? Enjoy cruising around Sai Gon and seeing some of the places we remember from when we were there. I’m sure you’ll remember many of the buildings and sights.

What to you remember most about celebrating TET while living in Sai Gon?

Tell us in the comments below.

2 comments to TET 2016 – CHAO MUNG NAM MOI SAIGON KIDS

  • Suellen Oliver Campbell

    I remember seeing so many beautiful jade pieces suddenly flood the local jewelry stores in Saigon, as people were trying to settle any debts before the New Year.

    Hope everyone is well. Texas is experiencing a moderate winter this year. Our azaleas are already blooming, as are some fruit trees. When the pecan trees bud-out, we know that there will be no more freezing temps, though we have not had any thus far in Houston.

    My best to my Saigon friends. It is an honor to be included in such a special group. It will soon be 60 years since we flew into Saigon, changing my life and world perspective forever.
    Chao Mung Nam Hoi, everyone.

    • Suellen – Good to hear from you. Been awhile.

      Ahh yes, Jade. I had a collection of Imperial Jade I’d collected over the years. A few years ago I decided to sell it. I had no idea how much it was worth as the last time I’d had it appraised was 1972. So I went looking for an appraiser. I discovered there were no appraisers in the mid-west that knew anything about Jade – LOL – 🙂 I found the only way I could get it appraised was to take it to New York, San Francisco or Honolulu. That seemed to be too much of hassle, so I finally decided to sell it at auction on eBay with a reserve price of the 1972 appraised value. Interestingly, all the pieces sold within a week at 10 to 15 times the 1972 appraised value. To say I was shocked is putting it mildly!

      Glad to hear all is good with you and yours.

      Rock Onn…


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