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JN57: Saigon, dentistry, income gap, and other fun things

Dear everyone, We are in Saigon. Today I took Jameelah to see the dentist because she needed to get a filling done, and it would cost several hundred dollars in the US. Why pay for complex dental services in the US when you can just go to a developing country a get them done for pennies?  I [...]

JN57: Saigon, dentistry, income gap, and other fun things

Dear everyone, We are in Saigon. Today I took Jameelah to see the dentist because she needed to get a filling done, and it would cost several hundred dollars in the US. Why pay for...

JN56: MSG, racist kids, and the quest to win over relatives

Dear everyone, These past four days have just been incredible, filled with so much action, fun, and above all, MSG. The locals here use MSG like we might use salt and pepper. Whenever we get something that does not contain MSG, we go into withdrawal symptoms. Nha Trang is an awesome city, filled with nice locals who [...]

JN56: MSG, racist kids, and the quest to win over relatives

Dear everyone, These past four days have just been incredible, filled with so much action, fun, and above all, MSG. The locals here use MSG like we might use salt and pepper. Whenever we get...

JN55.5 We made it to Vietnam. Where’s the pho?

My friends, our offer on the house was rejected. We had offered full payment of the house, with the concession that seller pays for closing. The other couple offered full payment, but that the seller pays for half of the closing. We were beaten by a couple of grands! I’m really bummed out. I was [...]

JN55: Lessons you learn from a peeing bunny

Dear everyone, Today I went to talk to Al and Arnie to strengthen our backup offer. There is a one percent chance that the deal could fall through, so we should be ready in case it does. We increased our offer to exceed the accepted one by just a little bit. Since yesterday though, I have started [...]

JN54: Preparing the girlfriend to meet relatives in Vietnam

My friends, I have discovered the secret to happiness. No, it’s not love, or a purposeful life. Really, it’s a 17.6-ounce bar of dark chocolate with almonds that you can buy for $4 at Trader...

JN53: Modern men in an emasculating world, and how to handle boring-ass people (Vote...

My friends, I have just gotten back from two days of camping with 18 teenagers from our after-school program. The world is emasculating, and sometimes a man needs to get away from the madness of...