Posts from the ‘Travel’ Category

A trip to Melaka,or is it a trip to understanding of life?

Yawn… it’s another boring and stressful day. I really don’t know what is happening. Things haven’t been smooth lately. I wonder what might have been happening lately with me. It seems like I can’t get enough sleep lately, neither can I think carefully at all. Hmm… what is really happening to me. Work hasn’t been smooth lately either What could be wrong?

Could thirty really be a transitional phase/age for me in the end? I really do not know anymore.

Whats up in the next phase?

… Hmm… could this feeling of distrust and uneasiness be just a test of some sort by the Gods or Deities?

Where does the answer lies?

Toi khong biet!!!

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A cultural understanding of vietnam

Even though I wasn’t able to complete my job fully for this trip. I have got the best experience ever. Strange but true… I have realised that we Singaporeans are really blissful when compared to other countries in South East Asia. Our inflation are indeed high but still it’s not really impossible for us to have a balance meal.

We are all aware that things are cheap in Vietnam. But are we aware that a huge majority are earning less than around $100 to $150 USD/month. Is that really enough for them to spend? It is not at all. A lot of them are actually living on vegetables as a staple because they can’t even afford meat at all. In Vietnam they are a lot of restaurants but most of it are only visited by foreigners. Most of the locals would find it luxurious to be in it. Imagine a wage of around $300 to $450 USD for those educated workers or executives. Spending approximately $10 USD for a meal for 2. Is this rate really in proportion for their salary scheme?

Watching a movie is actually just like what you would pay in Singapore. Is thier salary really enough for the locals? I would said in proportion, our salary are higher than theirs. And don’t think everything is cheap in Vietnam. Housing and land are not cheap there either when you use their salary as a guideline.

Therefore it is sad but true that we are just like ignorant fools who are never content with ourselves. We choose to indulge ourselves in luxury and blame the government for not moderating the inflation. We can always choose to live and eat simply. Could it be that our naive and vain mindset blended with pride has confuse us?

We don’t see much beggars or street peddlers who are not even old to shave in Singapore. Nor do we see the aftermath of “agent orange” in Singapore.

And honestly saying…. the usual activities of a young Vietnamese is not partying. Most of them spend their times gathering in the Parks chitchat-ing over a cup of drinks mainly ca phe for a whole day. The locals call it ground coffee I think because they just sit on the ground or anywhere they please for hours.

Well I guess we are poor and poorer mainly because we have overspend. I think it’s time for me for really think carefully and learn from our neighboring countries and communities.

3 Weeks in Deutschland again

Hello folks… great… I will be send overseas again for long period again. Just when I am getting used to homeland Singapore. Grrr… alot of you guys might find it fun. But believe it, it’s fun only for the initial stage. After 3 months it’s bull shit. You start to think. Why do I have to travel so frequently for meetings, for discussions and for work. The answers just come to your head automatically.

I really want to find time for my guitar. I won’t deny that I waste a lot of time hanky pankying lol. But I don’t know why, whenever I am overseas, I only think of my guitar. I guess I own them an apology.

Perhaps I should set up an altar and worship them….

Interesting webby for Vietnam Language :-) http://www.everydayviet.com/

Hello folks,

I came across this interesting website today while searching for learning resources on Vietnamese. You guys should check it up. It’s much better than most of the resources. It comes even with practical examples by 4 guys and 1 pretty lady. ­čÖé

Friends interested in learning Vietnamese could use web resources for their learning. A lot of us are not aware of Vietnam except for their sad incident during the world war 2. But believe me, Vietnamese are the kindest soul I have ever come across. I remember in my trips in Vietnam┬áHo Chi Minh of their hospitality and earnest attitude. Their honesty and humble lifestyle is what’s impress me the most. Even though Articles and news have flamed them frequently on some undesirable issues. But trust me, you should see for yourself to judge them.

For me… I know the majorities of them are kind!!!

So do check it up http://www.everydayviet.com/ when you are free!!!

 

1st Long Weekend In Japan!!!

Hai… Wake up in the morning @ 0530, initial plan was to go for work.
Ended up back in hotel, because I don’t want to spoilt market rate.
I feel sorry for Jin San, Who actually went back to company for us….
 
well.. perhaps I should really enjoy myself for this weekend and unwind my thoughts…
My living pricinple seems to be going against my current lifestyle and attitude…
sians… hope to get back to singapore fast