I was born in HCMC - Q1 before I moved to the US. Where do ya'll live in VN?? I went back about a year ago and damn, everything has changed; surprised with the fast pace cuz I was back the year before too. I enjoy the cleanliness but I miss the old eateries on the street. I remember not needing to walk far or watch the time for food but now, there's a timing for businesses and gotta drive to "downtown" area for food .. sigh .. it's a love/hate situation. I just hope we don't lose ourselves too much to the western influences (Australia seems to exerts big influences) with all these reconstructions. I also hope the gentrification won't erase the "old feeling"/"history" of the place cuz that will be sad. There are a lot historical buildings and neighborhood in HCMC; wonder if they have the "preservation" policy in place to save these places. I hate to see them get torn down for new tall skyscrapers. I told my relatives that when that happened, I will not be back anymore. Anyway, yeah, what do ya'll think about the changes if you had gone back?