The young lady over there is Trish Thùy Trang,
and I just left a diacritic mark off the u in the middle name, because I'm too lazy to look up the html for it. Sue me. Or mouse over the image (which is a link to a page dedicated to her at VietScape), and you'll find the correct transliteration, albeit in all caps. Didn't feel like pasting it into the actual text of the entry and looking like I was shouting.
Went to one of the many, many Vietnamese restaurants in the area for lunch. Like I said in the title, the soup was quite good. As was the plate of mint and bean sprouts that may have been an appetizer, and may have been a table decoration.
Finding out that they only took cash after I'd finished eating? Not so great.
And Bank One is doubtless gonna hit me up with a service charge in addition to what the ATM I ended up running to added. Blah, sez I, blah.
In the meantime, prepare yourself for links like this one to GroovySaigon.Com, "Your Guide to Everything Cool and Stylish in Saigon, Vietnam." Don't worry, I'm sure it's just a phase.
Also meant to ask about the DVD they were playing, which featured one of the most amazing music videos I've seen in a while (possibly because I haven't watched the things regularly since. . . did I ever? Has anyone?) -- wire-fu, great costumes, serious synchronized drumming. . . I'm all about the Vietnamese Pop Music right now.
Um, yes, the waitress was cute too, but I don't see what that has to do with anything. . .
Update: Director's cut.
Groove|Asia is recovering from a virus infection, which is the only reason they weren't linked in the entry.
The second graphic, the Xmas one, links to Trish Thuy Trang: A website dedicated to all the fans. You can download some songs and videos from there, send email postcards, and generally geek out over the woman. If that's what you're looking to do.
Not bad stuff, but I think I shall have to prepare a special line of greeting cards for pop singers. "This is your vocal range. Please do not attempt to exceed your vocal range. The results are unpleasant for all involved."
Update: And the ISO Latin 1 Character Entities and HTML Escape Sequence Table is your friend. Or mine, anyway.