Tuesday, May 26, 2009

My prize: Jme's Ministry of Food

Xin Chao Everyone!

I'm finally back to blog. So let me start my first post as I write it here in Saigon. It's a pretty amazing two weeks. I don't know how to start narrating my day-to-day adventures. This is the first idle moment that I can grab to update everything I have online. I do believe you guys are going to look forward on a lot of interesting posts as I chronicle my life here in Vietnam. But I cannot start my stories without telling all of you how happy I was when I left Manila. And there's only one reason-receiving my signed copy of Jme's Ministry of Food and a birthday dedication. The only cook book I brought here in Saigon, from the person who touched my life and who inspires me everyday I wake up. Am I too inspired? Absolutely! And I am truly happy to continue my dreams and journey because of James Trevor Oliver. The best birthday gift in my life so far and on my next birthday, will be off to London!

And the package with my name and old condo addy.

Opening it with a smile :-)

Sooo proud to have a copy from Jme!

Not just a signed copy book, but a personalized greeting for my birthday! (notice my teary-eyed smile)

Card from Jamie's Editor - Danny Mc Cubbin

Thank you Danny for your card and dedication. I was grateful for your patience and for always keeping in touch with me on email. I will definitely see you soon as I conquer London soon. ;p So basically I blog this to share to all of you that you should never stop dreaming and let me tell you this, dreams do come true to those people who doesn't know how to quit and give up.

More of my adventures soon. Tam Biet!

joanie xxx


RJ said...

Wow, ...already in Vietnam? Huhmn... probably the reason why I haven't received a reply when I sent SMS to your Philippine SIM last week.

I wish you good luck in your Vietnam adventures (I'm looking forward for your future posts), and a very Happy Trip to London! (My Aunt has been working there for more than five years, already.)

"London bridge is falling down, falling down, falling down. London bridge is falling down, my fair lady." o",)

RJ said...

By the way, who took these 'candid' shots of you here! Galing naman. U

Joan said...


Wow you sms me? Yeah my Philippine number is currently off. I am using my Vietnam number already which I posted here. But when I buy another phone, that will be the time I'll on it again.

London might be on Christmas kungkaya na ng budget at kung kayanin ko ang winter. If not, on my next bday 2010.

Btw, I just took the photos myself. Thanks RJ for always reading my blog :-)

Oliver khoo said...

Congratulations !!

i have Anthony Bourdains book but only browse through Jamies book in the library. i assume you've got all his books uh? haha

Joan said...

Hey Oliver!

I don't have all his books but there's more book to come for me to have.

Shade2 said...

Hey Joan

Don't forget to look Nadia and myself up when you get to the UK.


Joan said...

Hi there Graham!

I'll be flying to London next year and probably celebrate my birthday there. As of now I am alone going there but tentatively I am meeting someone who will also fly there to join my London & Europe trip. Maybe you guys can meet him too.

Ciao :)

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