Daily Twitter Posts - October 2010

Submitted by tomo on July 18, 2011 - 4:15pm


@Conversoul do you skate? i'm only aware of the skate shop on Bui Vien Sun Oct 31 09:06:33 +0000 2010

someone please invent socks that keep your feet cool, and kills mosquitos Sat Oct 30 08:24:13 +0000 2010

luxury imports -> inflation -> poorer people. so each minivan you see is a small village of hungry people, each iphone is a hungry child Thu Oct 28 07:30:30 +0000 2010

@kennedypj excellent! flying direct to vte? i'm planning fly -> bkk, train -> vientiane Thu Oct 28 07:27:45 +0000 2010

@rockportrait @kennedypj @betoneko indeed, said tongue in cheek. nip=nippon, but rarely heard now. to youth, nip is just short for nipple Thu Oct 28 07:25:36 +0000 2010

anyone want to go to Barcamp Vientiane nov 27? http://barcampvientiane.org @barcampVTE Thu Oct 28 06:09:17 +0000 2010

@betoneko hey! shouldn't call japanese people japs. nips is better, and funnier Thu Oct 28 05:56:43 +0000 2010

cost-benefit analysis: arresting a blogger is probably an ineffective way to keep a topic off the internet Wed Oct 27 07:45:53 +0000 2010

@betoneko @saigonnezumi check out Drupal, it comes highly recommended (by me :). if you have any questions ask me Wed Oct 27 07:43:59 +0000 2010

@saigoninacup @caligarn i too set down the fiddle many moons ago. i studied suzuki method, so played for years before i could actually read Wed Oct 27 07:22:39 +0000 2010

@BellVietnam i know some SEO/SEM guys in saigon. hit me up for the infoz Wed Oct 27 07:15:06 +0000 2010

RT @betoneko: Will the new Epat page be called Exprattle or something else? You decide! Last day to suggest and vote http://bit.ly/cZFagC Mon Oct 25 05:34:27 +0000 2010
ended up at chinese-vnese b-day party for a 4-yo, starting at midnight, not knowing the name of a single person and xlating japanese to viet Sun Oct 24 21:41:07 +0000 2010

RT @OneVietnam: Mosquito Nets & Blankets Needed for Flood Victims in Vietnam! See how you can help: http://bit.ly/cwiGxj Sun Oct 24 07:13:56 +0000 2010

@betoneko wow, back in my father's time it was much simpler - live in a French house, eat Chinese food, marry a Japanese girl (or something) Sat Oct 23 12:00:01 +0000 2010

@caligarn Computer Assisted Language Learning! Sat Oct 23 05:10:34 +0000 2010

@HerDailyDigest i was wearing a blue shirt, with 2 lovely ladies. i didn't know it was your kid! Fri Oct 22 08:43:46 +0000 2010

@HerDailyDigest yes, saw some kids running around last night... did you shrink? :) Thu Oct 21 09:15:34 +0000 2010

@rockportrait @HerDailyDigest it was loud, not sure how i'd classify - contemporary rock. there was a japanese noise band at Tadao last week Thu Oct 21 09:14:39 +0000 2010

@HerDailyDigest oh, i was at Pacharan last night too but didn't see you, was listening to that japanese band! Thu Oct 21 08:35:44 +0000 2010

RT @dukedylan: I love my maid. She refuses to accept more than 10 dollars per month and accepts beer cans as a tip. #Vietnam Thu Oct 21 08:10:33 +0000 2010

@TylerWatts @dynamicscholar @ericburdette my friend's dad gets around his (f'n big) property in D2 by golf cart, even takes it out to street Thu Oct 21 08:07:19 +0000 2010

@betoneko i set up a needanym project for naming your Expat Page w/ some suggestions, invite ppl to suggest names at http://bit.ly/aSMD5q Thu Oct 21 08:02:54 +0000 2010

@kennedypj lorem ipsum is used by web developers to fill in content, say for a mockup, so as not to distract from the design Wed Oct 20 10:12:41 +0000 2010

@kennedypj @betoneko @shilkytouch It's gangstafied lorem ipsum, my twizzles. meant to be meaningless text (not unlike many tweets) Wed Oct 20 08:35:43 +0000 2010

@caligarn hey dude, did you get my DM? not sure what's up with twitter Wed Oct 20 08:26:59 +0000 2010

Lorizzle ipsizzle fo shiznit boofron, crazy adipiscing elit. sapizzle velit, crunk volutpizzle, suscipizzle quizzle, yippiyo vizzle, arcu. Wed Oct 20 07:25:30 +0000 2010

@dynamicscholar i think i won't switch to my Wu name "Dubious Masturbatah-X" @tamkaizen Tue Oct 19 16:11:57 +0000 2010

@betoneko thx.. i'll be sure to ask for the biggest cakes they have! Mon Oct 18 11:55:04 +0000 2010

what bakery in saigon delivers birthday cakes? Mon Oct 18 06:25:49 +0000 2010

@saigoninacup i have some jalapenos (from Veggys) but you can never have enough! Sun Oct 17 06:46:17 +0000 2010

@shilkytouch holla! you've self-actualized into 100% super salaryman kevin in yo profile, so i didn't recognize Sat Oct 16 21:19:40 +0000 2010

@michaelcoyote in saigon convenience stores they sell these packs of what are basically like thick nori chips, meant to be eaten as snacks! Sat Oct 16 20:44:16 +0000 2010

about to book on #Qatar Airways, "World's 5-Star Airline", please stop me! Sat Oct 16 17:50:06 +0000 2010

just put #beatcancer in a tweet and a nickel is raised against cancer (for the next day or so) Fri Oct 15 19:52:40 +0000 2010

@HerDailyDigest my exp booking hotels in Jakarta is that prices are cheaper when you just walk up than prebooking online Fri Oct 15 10:42:56 +0000 2010

@caligarn @BellVietnam @tamkaizen i think VN can learn many lessons from SIN, but "have once been a british colony" isn't one of them :) Fri Oct 15 08:10:44 +0000 2010
@saigonnezumi so let's talk about a Drupal-based SIS :) Tue Oct 12 16:39:46 +0000 2010

@saigonnezumi FPT is giving me over 50% packet loss right now, it's been like this for a few days and i wonder if other ISPs are any better Tue Oct 12 16:33:54 +0000 2010

i get a kick out of giving directions to vietnamese who stop me on the street Mon Oct 11 13:47:13 +0000 2010

@betoneko what language for the expat column? Mon Oct 11 13:24:46 +0000 2010

today is just a little bit quieter without #4sq <evil laugh> Mon Oct 11 08:15:05 +0000 2010

sat at a cafe waiting for someone, instead of tweeting about it, I hacked together "h8sq: The 4sq Killer for Twitter" http://t.co/LS0r4bs Sun Oct 10 15:36:13 +0000 2010

@ethuynh Silicon Valley is neither a city, nor is it cool, just has VC. the time to build the Silicon Delta is nowSun Oct 10 10:41:05 +0000 2010

@saigoninacup @ericburdette haha, like chicken mcnuggets... but fish! however, i'm a fan of White Castle's "chicken rings" Fri Oct 08 08:08:07 +0000 2010

@ericburdette what?! there's a Long John Silvers in Vietnam? Fri Oct 08 07:48:17 +0000 2010

someone should invent a fish w/o bones that still tastes like fish. or maybe chicken. Fri Oct 08 07:09:55 +0000 2010

@betoneko $0 earners: maybe farmers or people far from civilization, retirees, kids! also sometimes me :) Fri Oct 08 06:02:17 +0000 2010

@saigoninacup you can definitely order Dr Pepper at Wayne's Texas, since it wouldn't be TX w/o Dr Pepper. prob also penos and ranch there Fri Oct 08 05:36:52 +0000 2010

@BellVietnam true dat, Peter, many aspects of living in VN can't be compared, esp. things i like most can't be bought for reasonable $ in US Thu Oct 07 19:19:03 +0000 2010

@ethuynh my vietnamese name is Trí which i did not pick myself Thu Oct 07 18:55:26 +0000 2010

@betoneko calculating costs as a %age of salary sounds really smart. so if i make $0, then everything costs exactly the same? :) Thu Oct 07 18:41:11 +0000 2010

@betoneko vn is much cheaper than jp! :) thx Thu Oct 07 11:47:38 +0000 2010

@mattlepub i think low-end/entry-level smartphone market is interesting, tho certainly not best quality. plus .cn fones do 2x sims :) Thu Oct 07 11:45:19 +0000 2010

@caligarn blogged about CoL in saigon on http://www.saigonist.com ; see you at rich people jazz night tmrw ;) Thu Oct 07 11:40:35 +0000 2010

@ethuynh hey trung, good to catch up. btw, we have the same family name! Wed Oct 06 21:07:25 +0000 2010

my take on the cost of living in Vietnam: It's Really Cheap http://t.co/0UgepOR Wed Oct 06 20:28:29 +0000 2010

so where can i buy a Huawei (Chinese) Android phone in #saigon Wed Oct 06 19:17:16 +0000 2010

@betoneko people would say "what's a prattle?" and "why are you no longer a prattle?" Wed Oct 06 19:15:00 +0000 2010

Of 6909 known languages 1/2 expected to disappear this century; every 2 weeks, the last fluent speaker of one dies. (http://bit.ly/b1jh1t) Wed Oct 06 07:35:50 +0000 2010

i wonder if Animal Farm has ever been translated into Vietnamese Tue Oct 05 21:44:33 +0000 2010

i like how it can be pouring down rain, but cross the street into another district and all the streets are dry Tue Oct 05 07:22:35 +0000 2010

RT @Orangwutang Vietnamese universities do little original research; rarely cited by scientific scholars (The Economist http://is.gd/fHPDJ) Sun Oct 03 08:41:04 +0000 2010

@ericburdette re: the article, where in OH are you from? i grew up in columbus Sun Oct 03 08:17:45 +0000 2010

The Immigrant Paradox: so stay in VN to have math genius kids (http://bit.ly/cD11Tq) Sat Oct 02 16:49:18 +0000 2010

just noticed youtube has rolled out html5 by default, at least for some videos. one more nail in the flash coffinFri Oct 01 16:49:55 +0000 2010


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