Things I miss after I left Vietnam

I have lived Ho Chi Minh city for almost 8 years then came back to Japan. I now realized that there are few things I...

How would I describe my life in Vietnam in one sentence?

This article was originally posted in SaigonNezumi.com many years ago while I still resided in Saigon, Vietnam.  Now that I have lived outside of...

Japan’s Emperor and Empress Meet With Children Abandoned by Japanese Soldiers...

Follow up to our previous story about Vietnamese Bride Still Loves Her Japanese Husband – 60 Years After He Left, , recently the Japanese...

Vietnamese Bride Still Loves Her Japanese Husband – 60 Years After...

An interesting story by War History Online. It looks at the story of Nguyen Thi Xuan who is still in love with her Japanese...

Saigon Mama in Shanghai

A new Saigon-style cafe recently opened up near the Dapuqiao Station in Shanghai, China. I did not have a chance to stop by but...

Always missing the Vietnamese Cafe Sua Da

Whenever I land in Vietnam, one of the first missed drinks I order is the famous cà phê sữa đá, or iced milk coffee....

Nao Coffee and Leaving Saigon (again)

A good memory. It happened last January. About 8 hours before my return flight to Shanghai. I had just driven my girlfriend back from...

Soft Launch of lilvn.com

Welcome on board! LilVN is not like any other Vietnam expats news sites that you know. It looks at Vietnam from the outside and features...

Why I don’t come back for Tết

It’s that time of the year again, the Vietnamese Lunar New Year. While my friends in Vietnam have to confront questions like “When are...

3,000 people don ao dai to celebrate costume’s festival in Saigon

According to a report by Tuoi Tre News, 3,000 girls wore the Vietnamese traditional dress, Ao Dai, during the Ho Chi Minh City Ao...

Favorite Photos: Notre Dame with Virgin Mary

This is one of lilvn's writer, Veve Kristanti, favorite photo from Ho Chi Minh City.

Little Saigon (then and now)

The Orange County Register published an article in 2016 looking at the changes Little Saigon has gone through in 60 years. The Overseas Vietnamese...

What I Miss from Vietnam: L’usine and Friendship

Ho Chi Minh City is a place I used to call home. It was a home for almost one year or to be exact,...

Favorite Photos: Saigon Water Puppet Show

More favorite photos from lilvn's writer, Veve Kristanti, of the water puppet show in Ho Chi Minh City.