Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Tiệm Sửa Xe

Một số tiệm sửa xe và body:
  1. Bác Phùng ở đường Cunningham, San Jose (hỏi anh Bình Lê thông tin liên lạc)
  2. Union Auto Care: Vừa auto repair và có cả smog check luôn của người việt. Giá cả phải chăng, nói năng mềm mỏng, giải thích nhiệt tình.
  3. Thanh auto servicetận tâm và chỉ bill những gì họ thật sự làm  (có lần trả tiền chỉ 1/5 giá initial quote) - quote anh Bình Lê.
  4. Handyman Auto Repair (Dai Nguyen):  Bác ý rất đáng tin tưởng và helpful -- also very good Yelp review.
  5. Almaden auto repairlam viec tan tinh, anh chu tiem ten Thai, luc ho quote xong co the tra gia nhe, xin bot 5-10%  -  (anh Bình Lê & Lộc)
  6. Sony Van Auto Body (nói là bạn Tuấn Anh chủ xe Corrola): Tiệm này vừa sửa vừa làm Body
  7. USA touch up (nói là bạn của Thức và Quốc Vinh)
  8. anh Hùng, ở Campbell. Số đt:408 245 5555. Ảnh có làm việc vào thứ 7, anh này làm việc nhanh chóng, giá reasonable và  honest - quote Vân.
  9. Matthews Carlsen (sửa body rất tốt, có thể đắt nhưng nếu bảo hiểm trả thì nên làm)

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Quán ăn ngon Northern California

Đây là danh sách collected from a fantastic discussion thread on Vietbay mailing list. Extra thanks to Hiệp for aggregating all the entries into a coherent list and for Điềm for creating the map:

Monday, September 16, 2013

Albums của các buổi Vietbay Playdates

Vietbay monthly playdates are organized by Hạnh Đỗ and is a series of fantastic events for kids and families of Vietbay members to have an enjoyable group playdates in an outdoor environment. Below are albums of several events.
  •  September 2013 - Trung Thu 2013: Set 1 (thanks Việt Bình) and Set 2 (thanks Phương-Thư)
  • April 2013: Set 1 (thanks Thư) & Set 2 (thanks Việt Bình)

Friday, August 30, 2013

Tìm vé máy bay rẻ?

Places to find cheap air tickets:
  • Google flight search
  • Travelzoo search link với search của rất nhiều trang khác.
  • Vayama may have deal tốt hơn cả​ orbitz, expedia, priceline.
  • wego.com tổng hợp giá từ các trang khác. Trang này "đã" cái là vé đi tới mấy sân bay trong hốc nó cũng tìm được.
  • Một trang nữa để search: momondo. Nó liên kết tới rất nhiều trang hoặc agent rẻ.
  • Vé bay US - Asia: King's Vacation

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Phuong crowned Vietbay champion 2013

                                                                                                                                   Hoan Nguyen

Phuong won the final 6-2 6-3 again Binh to clinch his first Vietbay Open.

This Open had been anything but a certainty, from the draw controversy, to the surprise exits by some stars; some players had made fantastic comebacks while others had faded. But Binh and Phuong withstood all the storms, and a chance at tennis glory awaited them. The stark contrast in their playing styles just goes to show that you can succeed no matter what your style is, as long as you are willing to put in the hard work.

With the French Open finishing early this morning —the reporters and journalists had to fly from Paris, and they flocked to Mitchell Park right before the final began. There the grandest stage had been set for the conclusion of the Vietbay Open.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Phuong and Binh win to set up dream finale

Phuong defeats Viet 6-1, 6-0 while Binh stops a late surge from Cuong to beat him 6-1, 6-3

Hoan Nguyen

Phuong came out firing, yet again.

If you had not known Viet and Phuong and saw the match on TV, you would have thought you were seeing a skinny guy getting thrashed by a robot. No, it was not that Phuong’s strokes looked mechanical; he was just too accurate and consistent.

When the two came out on court, the atmosphere was a bit different from a typical semifinal—it was rather subdued. The players were quite relaxed and the spectators mostly silent.  Viet and Phuong said they knew the other’s game inside out, being close friends and playing in the same tennis club.

After failing to convert the only break point in the first game, Viet committed several double faults to gift the second game away. The pressure on him just kept building. Phuong‘s tactics included drawing Viet to positions where he’s most vulnerable, and it paid dividends. Viet either found himself in the middle of the court as the ball flied past him or flat-footed at the net as Phuong produced a sensational lob time and time again.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Cuong storms back to reach semifinal

                                                                                                                                  Hoan Nguyen

Many were already counting him out, but Cuong showed his mettle and more...

After a 6-1 set loss at the hands of Minh Tran last Sunday, not many at the Vietbay Open, except dreamers and charlatans, would have predicted a comeback from the Vietgoogle Champion. He was struggling in every aspect, with lethargy, and with the pace coming from Minh.

He had plenty of time to contemplate that first set loss.

Today Cuong came back rejuvenated and inspired. He probably had a master plan too, but most evident was his hunger to win channeling through his play.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Brilliant Phuong hammers Hai

Hoan Nguyen
Photos courtesy of Minh "Creative" Tran

Phuong produced a magnificent display of clean hitting to defeat Hai 6-2, 6-1 in the Vietbay quarterfinal.

The youngster came out with full confidence to break straight-away in the second game and though Hai pulled it back a bit in the fifth-game, it was not enough. Hai was never treading in calm water. Phuong had him on the back foot, taming his usually deadly slices without much bother and dominating the rallies. He quickly jumped to a 3-0 lead. There were moments when Hai’s play was reminiscent of the player he‘s known for. Unfortunately those were very brief. There were far too many errors coming from his racket in the first set. After breaking Phuong to make it 3-2, he surrendered the next 4 games to lose the first set.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Vietbay Open - Day 4 Report

Hoan Nguyen

The trophy for the Vietbay tournament arrived today, coinciding with the quarterfinal stage of the tournament. Shortly before their matches, the players had a chance to see what will become their possession if they win the next 3 matches. The trophy is spun from sterling silver, with hand-crafted ornaments, including a figure of a tennis player standing. As they were admiring the trophy, Vietbay tournament director Minh TT made a revelation that a whooping third of the money spent on the trophy was due to shipping cost. But that was because the tennis player figure standing on top is in pure 24-carat gold and this made the trophy too heavy.  It's a very beautiful trophy indeed.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

The Vietbay Open Is Heating Up

Hoan Nguyen

Vietbay Open Draw
While tennis draws are mostly considered a ceremonial affair, it can be a controversial and amusing one. The drawing for the Vietbay Open 2013 was an example of this—it attracted a lot of attention, and debates, and at one point some players believed they might need to reveal their social security numbers for the draws to happen. We did not foresee this, but it’s reasonable that players have their own concepts of a fair way to draw. And let’s not forget: all players prefer to feel lucky—for one to win such a prestigious tournament as the Vietbay Open, he will need all the luck he can get.

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