Shopping Find No.1: Adidas by Stella McCartney Adissage Slides (Unboxing)

Hello lovely peeps! ♡ Here we go with the AAT first unboxing video featuring Adidas by Stella Mccartney Adissage Slide for women. I hope you enjoy watching it as much as I enjoyed making this short vid.♡



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War Remnants Museum: A Poignant Display of the Futility of War

It was a sunny afternoon in Ho Chi Minh City when we made our way into the War Remnants Museum again. There have been many changes to the whole place over the years.  I mostly took photos and videos of the exhibition rooms, a lot of which was enlightening, and some are just incredibly disturbing.

War Remnants Museum formerly Museum of American Crime established in September 1975. The museum is a call for peace and hopes that history does not repeat itself.

In the outdoor exhibition zone of the museum, there are a large collection of bombs, planes, tanks, and war machinery. (see photos below)


Displayed in this area (third photo) are the various bombs used during the war, like the Blu-82 Seismic bomb weighing 15,000 pounds (6.8 T) destroying everything on the ground within a radius of 100m, and violently shakes up and down within a diameter of 3.2km. And the CBU-55B, a sophisticated bomb produced by the U.S. When exploding, the bomb can destroy oxygen in the radius of 500m. It was used at Xuan Loc, Dong Nai province on April 9, 1975. 

We got to see some relics as well as photographs showing crimes during the Vietnam War in the multiple themed rooms. What struck me the most was the Agent Orange room. Agent Orange is a deadly herbicide and defoliant chemical used and scattered by the US military to trigger desertification of the tropical rain forest to disenable Vietcongs hiding in the dense foliage. In addition to its damaging environmental effects, it is said that around 3 million people have suffered illnesses such as leukemia, Hodgkin's lymphoma, and various kinds of cancer because of Agent Orange.

(⚠ Please be warned, a graphic photo below that can upset some people, but I feel must be shared to show how horrible this chemical is.)

a forest transformed into a mass of barren trees

two baby bodies  killed by agent orange inside a glass tomb
Agent Orange causing developmental problems in children

The aftermaths of Agent Orange have created significant impacts not only on Vietnamese people but also veterans in America, South Korea, New Zealand, and Australia who participated in the Vietnam War.

fragments of exploded shell and bombs

Mother sculpture made from bomb fragments
The museum stores more than 20,000 documents, exhibits and films, in which more than 1,500 documents, artifacts, films have been applied to introduce in eight thematic exhibitions frequently. It provides such a more in-depth insight into the effect of war.

 Below is a short video tour of the War Remnants Museum. 🔻



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For Sale: Gucci Bag and Wallet

Made in Italy luxe bag and wallet for only P75,000 from GUCCI. These are 100% authentic pre-owned pieces. The items are in overall clean and superb condition. LIKE NEW.










Gucci Bag Description: 
(Bag Original Price: P 85,000)
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W13.8×H10.2×D5.9in 
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What Is There To Do at Nguyen Hue Boulevard?

Our first visit to Vietnam was in 2007, and this was our second visit. I can't believe how time flies so fast. Ho Chi Minh is not the Saigon it once was. So much have changed in the city. Shopping malls, buildings, and coffee shops are sprouting all over.


Another thing I have observed is the new Nguyen Hue Boulevard, which is a long pedestrianized street (around 670 meters long and 64 meters wide) from Ho Chi Minh City Hall and ends at Bach Dang Wharf by the Saigon River. Nguyen Hue officially launched in 2015.

Ho Chi Minh City Hall or People's Committee Building and Ho Chi Minh Square

Nguyen Hue Boulevard

Alongside the boulevard is a variety of restaurants, cafes, and buildings such as the Ho Chi Minh City Hall or People's Committee Building, historical Rex Hotel, Union Square shopping mall, Cafe Apartment and Bitexco Financial Tower.

Rex Hotel
Union Square Shopping Mall

Cafe Apartment

Bitexco Financial Tower

It has many benches positioned along the two sides of the street. It's nice to sit here, especially early in the morning because it's relatively quiet, with a great laid back feel without throngs of crowds. But if you prefer for a much livelier, bustling atmosphere visit here at night. It's just a bit crowded since it's a popular attraction for many locals and tourists.

One of the main attractions at Nguyen Hue is the two water fountains with laser light beams where water shoots straight up from holes in the ground, which only function late in the afternoon 'til evening. Some children love having fun by running through the sprinklers and get wet. 😁 It's easy to stroll around and take in the sights.

Nguyen Hue Water Fountain


If you're tired of walking, you can visit the Cafe Apartment with numerous cafe and tea shops, or pop in at Trung Nguyen Legend and grab an authentic Vietnamese cup of coffee just like what we did. 😉


Here's a short video on  YouTube channel featuring Nguyen Hue Boulevard.



Nguyen Hue Boulevard is located at Nguyễn Huệ, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam.


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Awesome Stay at the Historic Rex Hotel Saigon


Rex Hotel Saigon was our favorite among the three hotels we've stayed during our HCMC trip. Rex is a 5-star hotel that started as a garage and trading center. It was used as a meeting and entertainment venue for United Stated military personnel before, and home to international journalists during the Vietnam War.




Our suite (forgot the exact name) was spacious, and decently refurbished maintaining its unique charm. It was a bit huge for just the two of us as we had two rooms and two bathrooms. 


Featured amenities are complimentary wired Internet access, daily newspaper, mineral water, and fresh fruits.

We feasted every day an unforgettable free buffet breakfast at the Hoa Mai Restaurant that served traditional Vietnamese and Asian cuisine.

Photo Source from Rex Hotel
Hoa Mai was full on the second day, so we chose to dine at the Rooftop Garden Bar, which is overlooking the very heart of the city.

Rooftop Garden Bar
view from the Rooftop Garden Bar

What we like here is the central location of Rex Hotel located in District 1 that makes it a top place to explore the city on foot without the need for transport. Across the hotel is the Ho Chi Minh Square, which is also part of Nguyen Hue Boulevard. It is also adjacent to the Ho Chi Minh City Hall or the People's Committee Building, and walking distance to the historic Saigon Opera House, the Notre Dame Church and the Reunification Palace.

Rex Hotel adjacent to Ho Chi Minh Square and Ho Chi Minh City Hall

Here's a video that I uploaded on my YouTube channel featuring Rex Hotel Saigon room tour and its surrounding area.



Rex Hotel Saigon is located at 141 Nguyen Hue Blvd, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.


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