I like traveling, tasting good foods, listening to good music, reading good books and wandering around for no reason. I'm doing what I can do the best to support what I like the most. Life should be just that simple.
We all dream of a life where we have a happy ending, just like in the fairy tale. Have you ever wondered what happens after the end that are told? Well, somebody already did for you in case you haven’t done so.
What i am trying to say is that you should not expect anything to turn out perfectly. Life is filled with uncertainties. It has been such a week that I personally witnessed how impermanent life can be. Continue reading “Life of uncertainty”
To leave is to return. I left Boston three years ago, leaving behind the American dream that many people longing for. Back at the time, Boston was just a city. Saigon was also a city. Wherever would work well for me. I was so wrong as no city would have provide the same experience as other’s. I absolutely took Boston for granted. Continue reading “Boston – the city to return”
Although the Lexus and the olive tree of Thomas Friedman has been published for 16 years, the concept of globalization is still relevant. I read it again just to find how amazing it is when we map the real life events to what were talked about in the book.
A book written from the authors’ own experience in managing a successful company favoring remote working style. Enjoyable illustration, easy to read and making perfect sense.
Authors: Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hansson
Biking through the mountain road is to see how small I am
All the slopes to go up, then go down
The wind, the fresh air and the sunlights – I expose my body to the good of nature
I feel no pollution, no rush and no pressure
I feel myself – free and wild
Hello to the green of grass and trees
Hello to the blue of the sky together with the white of the clouds
Hello to all the paths with dust, rocks and bushes
Hello to the wildflowers along the road Continue reading “Biking through the mountain road”
Yeap, just as you read – i just have an accident while riding the bicycle down hill of the mountain pass. Is the injury serious? well, it is, enough for me to take some times off from daily life to stay home, hoping for a prefect recovery. That is a real unfortunate. But thanks to it that I realize how lucky I am in this world.
Just before that 1 day, i felt miserable about my life. It was not because I was poor, or I was maltreated by life. I was because I did not know what i was born for. I did not like the way people around me behaving – all about money, two or more faces for favor and power. Continue reading “The accident that helps”
Paris has always been in her mind since the 6th grade in school. She learned French – the most beautiful language in the world. She learned about the country, the culture and people. She learned from school, from reading books and from conversations with her teachers. She loved France and its culture.
She missed some chances to go to France. She failed a number of scholarships to France. Things did not go right for the whole school time – from 6th grade until the graduation of her undergrad . It seemed like she and France were not meant for each other. That did nothing but strengthened the desire for France, like a baby crying louder when she does not get candies from Mom. Oh France, until when?
Three typical words to briefly describe Singapore would be CLEAN, SHOPPING MALL and FINANCIAL CENTER. Green is not in the list.
I found Singapore green to an unexpected level. Walking along Orchard Street, I ended up at Fort Canning Park. It was such a great yet surprising feeling of seeing big trees and variety of plants in the middle of the city. There are signs about names, origins and daily use of each type of trees and plants. The signs are small, but are big in the education mission in order to get the awareness of tourists and residents of the importance of trees. They make sure that people do not take for granted the lung of the city. Continue reading “Green Singapore – Let’s make it our garden”
Hasn’t been satisfied with just the South part of Phu Quoc yet, I came back to the island, and this time, to the North
1. Speed limit: It took us 35 minutes to fly from Saigon to Phu Quoc, but believe it or now, it took us an hour to go from the airport to our resort. Taxi drivers in Phu Quoc really obey the speed limit. I noticed this not just once. Feeling safe – yes. Feeling annoyed – YES. Main roads in Phu Quoc are new and wide open, but the speed limit is just 40 km/h in town – bleh.
2. Accommodation & beach:this time, we stayed at Coco Palm resort at Ong Lang beach. I personally really like this resort. Rooms for guests are located in a well designed and maintained garden of tropical trees. All of them face the beach. They have one of the best beaches in Phu Quoc. The beach has white and soft sand. It is so pure and clear that you can see what are under the water. It’s right next to the fancy Mango Bay resort in walkable distance, either along the beach or following the road, for dinner or other facilities. Some bad comments about this resort are (i) poor quality of food provided and (ii) there was no pick-up service available for us. But guys – the beach is really amazing. Boat tours do drop customers at this beach for them to swim!
A morning waking up by the sound of the sea, birds and trees
Walking along the white sand beach to enjoy the gentle waves
Sitting down on the sand to quietly observe the beauty of the area – long coast surrounding the forest, blue sea, white sands and green trees. Here and there are houses for tourists. Boats getting and leaving the wharves.
Those are my favorites things to do in Koh Rong in a runaway vacation of mine
I decided to go to Koh Rong after looking to all the beautiful pictures of the island, thinking that Photoshop or Instagram are magicians which can make things much more splendid than they really are. Pretty sure that you cannot agree with me more 😉 However, Photoshop and Instagram do not need in this case. I was numb when the boat got the island – the sightseeing is so beautiful. Continue reading “Kohrong – the beauty of a remote island”