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reviewed The Grene Berets. October 09, 2012
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The Grene Berets
  "The Green Berets" is a 1968 film based on the book of the same title, written by Robin Moore.      Moore trained with the Green Berets prior to writing his novel …
Westmoreland: The General Who Lost Vietnam
   In a hierarchy, every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence. – Laurence J. Peter in The Peter Principle, 1969.      If there is a theme to this biography …
reviewed SCREAMS & Whispers. September 14, 2011
SCREAMS & Whispers
2 1/2 stars.      Cape Cod former public defender and current fisherman, Michael Decastro, gets a message from Tran, Tuki Aparacio's half-brother, that she's in trouble in …
reviewed In the Lake of the Woods. August 15, 2011
In the Lake of the Woods
It's not that long ago that events surrounding the massacre of My Lai reverberated in the minds of Americans. The men of Charlie Company were sent on a search and destroy mission which got out of …
posted a Quick Tip about Vietnamese Cuisine. May 02, 2011
posted in The Rice Table
Vietnamese Cuisine
Some of the best Vietnamese food can be had in L.A. and Toronto. My favorites are the Spring Rolls, Pho and Vietnamese coffee. If you are in Toronto, you must also try the Vancouver crab cooked Vietnamese …
posted a Quick Tip about Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi. March 11, 2011
posted in A | Club
Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi
Good location and services. Breakfast is excellent. Room is a tad small and twin beds are exceptionally small for a 5* hotel!!! Hyper expensive too!
reviewed Tripwire (Jack Reacher, No. 3). February 12, 2011
Tripwire (Jack Reacher, No. 3)
Jack Reacher is digging wells in Florida when he learns that someone is looking for him.      He finds that the woman's name is Mrs. Jacob and when the man she sent is murdered, …
posted a Quick Tip about The Quiet American. December 22, 2010
The Quiet American
In this era of continuing difficulties in the Middle East, Americans would be well-advised to consider reading this slow moving yet oddly compelling tragedy that had so much to say about American politics. …
reviewed Daniel. October 18, 2010
Daniel
Dateline Vietnam 1972, US Army Firebase Martha located in the jungles of the central highlands. When an unidentified stranger, clearly bewildered, confused and disoriented, makes his way out of the night-time …
posted a Quick Tip about Vietnamese Cuisine. May 04, 2010
posted in The Rice Table
Vietnamese Cuisine
Love the refreshing appetizers & snacks, & the fantastic desserts!
reviewed The Quiet American. May 01, 2010
The Quiet American
THE QUIET AMERICAN is the tragically banal yet moving story of two white men living in Vietnam during the colonial war in French Indochina. Thomas Fowler, a British journalist covering the war, is world-weary …
posted a Quick Tip about Vietnamese Cuisine. April 10, 2010
posted in The Rice Table
Vietnamese Cuisine
My favorite is Pork Bun.
reviewed Water Buffalo Days: Growing Up in Vie.... January 29, 2010
Water Buffalo Days: Growing Up in Vietnam
As a youth in school, I watched several movies featuring water buffalo in action. They also appeared on television rather frequently as the war in Southeast Asia was raging. However, there was little …
reviewed Where Feasts Come Rarely: A Vietnam A.... January 24, 2010
Where Feasts Come Rarely: A Vietnam Album
The author served in the United States Navy off the coast of Vietnam during the Vietnam War and then was part of a program to assist farmers in managing their livestock. Heubeck coordinated CARE relief …
reviewed Ravens In The Storm: A Personal Histo.... December 23, 2009
Ravens In The Storm
What a long strange trip it was for Carl Oglesby!   In 1965 Oglesby was busy working for the defense contractor BDS.   He was happily living the middle class lifestyle in suburbia …
posted a Quick Tip about Vietnamese Spring Rolls. October 02, 2009
Vietnamese summer rolls
I like to eat peanut sauce with Vietnamese spring rolls on the side ; )
reviewed Pho. September 26, 2009
posted in The Rice Table
Pho
Pho (Phở )is a staple food in Vietnam. It's probably the most famous and popular Vietnamese food outside & within Vietnam. When I first arrived in Canada, I was surprised to find so …
posted a Quick Tip about Vietnamese Spring Rolls. September 23, 2009
Vietnamese summer rolls
Vietnamese spring rolls are an awesome, healthy'ish snack! Perfect with an egg soda, lemon soda or cafe sua da :)
posted a Quick Tip about Vietnamese Spring Rolls. September 19, 2009
posted in The Rice Table
Vietnamese summer rolls
A must have whenever I dine/lunch at a Vietnamese restaurant. This one makes great party food! Simply delicious!
posted a Quick Tip about Pho. September 17, 2009
posted in The Rice Table
Pho
Best rice noodle, Vietnamese staple food. Fabulous Viet Pho, Yummmmm!
posted a Quick Tip about Pho. September 17, 2009
Pho
Mmmmm, beef broth with rice noodles. Love all the meats & herbs that I can top it with. Extra on the lime juice, basil & hot sauce, please!
reviewed Indochine. June 08, 2009
Indochine film cover
Catherine Denuve has always been my favorite actress. And this film is the biggest reason why.     Set in French occupied IndoChina in the 1930's the scenery was breathtakingly beautiful, …
reviewed Indochine. December 11, 2008
Indochine film cover
If you're going to watch Indochine, get ready to buy some Kleenex beforehand. This is the ultimate love story, set against a backdrop of war and revolution.     Indochine tells the …
reviewed Dear America - Letters Home From Vietnam. October 21, 2008
posted in Movie Hype
Dear America - Letters Home From Vietnam
Pros: outstanding footage, heartbreaking stories, wonderful music     Cons: none     The Bottom Line:   "Tell them I'm all right  I'm coming …
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