Starbucks recently opened their very first store here in Saigon Vietnam. I happen to be the very few expats living in Vietnam to be happy with this. (Some have their points. But most I think just find it sexy to hate all the big companies out there. Make them look cool and clever with those stupid remarks).
And the two reasons why I'm happy Starbucks is in Vietnam are very simple:
Got ticketed recently by traffic police in Saigon (last time it happened was 6.5 years ago). Went home to tell the wife about it. Wife asked me what happened. I reminded her of a popular traffic joke in Vietnam: