Monday, November 24, 2008
Day 2 @ Ho Chi Minh
Phew...I woke up this morning feeling much better than yesterday. Thanks cousin, thanks mom & dad, thanks love! Sorry to worry all of you *hohoho...woopzzz
Woke up around 10am and was really really hungry coz I only had 2pc of pears for my dinner and I threw up everything else. Basically whatever that entered was successfully vomitted out. After getting ready, the two of us walked towards Ben Tanh market direction. We saw a decent franchised pho restaurant, Pho 24, and so we had our brunch there. Yummy soup... but slightly tasteless for my tongue.
We roamed around Ben Tanh market after our meal but we found nothing much interesting for us. They sell clothes, souvenirs, arts and crafts, accessories, shoes, bags, sweets, cakes, and so many more. The arts are marvelous, but the quoted price are steep. Cannot afford, not even interested to bargain *haha
Walk walk walk...around Ho Chi Minh
Next stop is the Notre Dame Cathedral, an almost similar replica of the one in Paris. We were approached by a Vietnam trishaw driver outside the market. He said, "15 thousand for two." We checked and double-confirmed. Alright...set to go! One person per 'trishaw'. Along the way, he showed me the embassy, city hall, library and so on. However, when he and his alliance dropped us at the park opposite the church, he asked for "One and fifty!" Damn...I was still pretty blur from everything and was unwell still. That was 10x of what he initially said, and this was per person. Nice...a tourist scam!!! Anyway...that's a small price to pay to be more street-wise huh!
Notre Dame Cathedral *looks alike heh?
We took some pics outside the cathedral and saw many married couples taking pictures outside the church too. Then, we stepped into the Post Office to chill out for a while *it was friggin' hot outside*
before we decided to enter Diamond department store for a better air-conditioning system *haha*.
Oh...we played some video games too *what a remembrance of my student life!
Spot the differences!
After that, we walked over to the Reunification Palace and join the tour inside. It was a warm and humid day, we were sweating like mad. And exhausted too. The tour took around 1.5 hrs and we explored the different rooms inside the building.
The Reunification Palace *15,000vnd for entrance fee
One of the rooms inside the palace... the orange room!
Gift for the family... a whole family killed??
The heli used by the president to runaway during the American War!
The view from the top
Half-way through, I was hungry again. So, as soon as we finished the tour, took some pics, we headed to find some decent food. We tried the broken rice... mine came with bbq pork *yummy. Happy happy...
We continued our walking trip to the city hall cum museum. The entrance was free on that day, lucky! They displayed the Vietnamese village lifestyle, their old money and coins and many more. I was too tired to enjoy and familiarize with all those.
What a long day! haha... we booked a tour to CaoDai temple and Cuchi tunnel for the next day... see you...
Labels: AdVentUre, LiFe
Posted by Ddee at 10:10 PM
Sunday, November 23, 2008
day 1 in saigon
Seriously... this is going to be one of those holiday trips that I will remember!!
Slept at almost 3am and woke up at 5.30am. I had 2 buns and a cup of Ovaltine for my breakfast *ugh..and I don't usually eat breakfast
. My uncle taxi came and picked us up at 6am.
While queueing for our boarding pass, my stomach didn't feel well. I needed something warm so we had a bowl of seafood noodle before we passed through the imigration.
Just right before we boarded the plane, I felt like vomitting. I ran out from the queue to the toilet...and yeah, successfuly vomitted on the bloody floor before I managed to reach the toilet. Puke no.1 *smart huh....^^''
During the flight to HCM, I slept like a baby. I only remembered I bought a bottle of mineral water that cost me $3 for a mere 300ml and an urgent call for a doctor or qualified nurse onboard as someone fell sick too. See...memorable, right?
Ho Chi Minh reminds me of Indonesia in a way, but less modern and cosmopolitan compares to Jakarta. It is chaotic...*cmon...you gotta agree with me on this, especially about the traffic
. So many motorbikes everywhere and they just drive as they want *ck ck ck. The government needs to put more effort into its city management :) *peace...
Anyway, once we reached our hostel, we slept our way through till around 2pm before going for lunch. I ordered a bowl of fish porridge and a glass of hot tea as I was still not feeling well, and my cousin ordered a plate of fried rice. I took a few sips of my tea...when I suddenly felt the urge to vomit again. I ran into the kitchen wanting to ask where the toilet is. Too bad...too late... I vomitted on the bloody floor again -___-'' arrghhhh....
Apologetically, I walked back to my seat slowly. Sigh... what a day! I lost all my appetite. Before long, I vomitted again. Third time in a day. I must have looked like a ghost...freaking pale according to my cousin. Even the restaurant staffs were worried *hahaha...
they asked my cousin to buy the medicine at the opposite pharmacy. LOL, the problem is..how to communicate? My cousin went to the pharmacy and used sign language. We are not even sure till now if he gave us the right medication. Anyway... I have already consumed 1 tablet *haha.
The fish porridge was finally packed to go. Hurriedly, we walked back to the hostel, a block away. Right in front of the room, I needed to vomit again. Right...nice timing!! Fourth and luckily last in a day!! Phew.... I slept through the day... feeling unwell and weak. Man, I hate this feeling!! but thank God I did not faint like when I was Penang.
Today...I am feeling much better. Thanks for the concern.. love you!! Thanks for being my dear nurse, cousin... hehehe
with love from Saigon!
Labels: AdVentUre, ArOund The WoRld, LiFe
Posted by Ddee at 5:56 PM
Saturday, November 22, 2008
vietkong...vietnam..here i come!
I am off to Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam early in the morning.
7.45am flight to HCM.
No, this time round, I do not have to don my uniform, neither do I have to put on my blue eye-shadow and red lipstick.
I am a passenger.
and I am ON HOLIDAY!!!
Labels: HaPpiNesS, LiFe
Posted by Ddee at 1:21 AM
Sunday, November 16, 2008
bored at 10.30pm in Dubai
taken from here
:)EVERYONE HAS THEIR FIRSTS
FIRST REAL BEST FRIEND: hm..primary school friend, Ayun (she's in Guangzhou now btw)
FIRST SCHOOL: My nursery n kindergarten in Medan which has been torn down, Mutiara
FIRST CELL PHONE: Nokia
FIRST FUNERAL: hm...I think my grandpa :'(
FIRST PET: Dogs...yeah, 2 of them!!
FIRST BIG TRIP: The most memorable one was Europe trip...wuiiihhhh
FIRST FIGHT: should be with my siblings haha... 3 in a house, what can I say??
FIRST CELEBRITY CRUSH: wah...alot man! From the era of Jimmy Lin, Nicky Wu haha
FIRST TIME OUT OF THE COUNTRY: Europe trip in 1996
FIRST JOB: hm...part-time job was when I was in high-school, a banquet waitress for Shangrila hotel, PenangEVERYONE HAS THEIR LASTS
LAST PERSON I HUGGED: Mr.Y when I sent him off *hiks hiks
LAST CAR RIDE: A fwe hours ago, from Dubai International Airport to Angsana Hotel and Suite *wahhh...the hotel is fantabulous hahaha
LAST TIME I CRIED: er....for me to know :)
LAST MOVIE I WATCHED: In the cinema? Madagascar 2...MUST WATCH..HILARIOUS hahaha
LAST FOOD I ATE: hihi Turkish's Cup Noodles *slurrppp...
LAST ITEM BOUGHT: my lunch, in-room dining service
LAST SHIRT WORN: white shirt with print at the front
LAST PHONE CALL: wake-up calls? oh, proper one was 2 days ago at the Traders Hotel, Dubai
LAST TEXT MESSAGE: a crew offering some flights
LAST THING I TOUCHED: keyboard haha
LAST FUNERAL: can't remember...don't want to remember sad things
LAST TIME AT THE MALL: Hm..on 10th when I sent him off
LAST TIME I WERE EXCITED FOR SOMETHING: when he came *I am being honest ok... not trying to be lovey dover whatsoever :(
LAST PERSON I SAW: my Chief Stewardess
LAST THING I DRANK: Water
LAST PERSON THAT BROKE MY HEART: can't recall also...
LAST TIME I WERE REALLY HONESTLY HAPPY: when he came.. but not when he left ...
Labels: IdLe MoM3nt, QuiZzeS
Posted by Ddee at 2:15 AM
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
4 days with you are never enough
40 days with you are never enough
400 days with you are never enough
4000 days with you are never enough
not even 40000 days.
I just want to spend all my life and after life with you!
Labels: Emo~, LoVe
Posted by Ddee at 10:16 PM
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Current location: Dubai, UAE
I am just lazying around in my hotel room. No interest to go out for sightseeing, no idea where to go and have fun. Lately, there has been no urge for sightseeing whatsoever... sigh -___-''
I need to save up for sure...recession people...recession... *in case you have yet to feel it...
Anyway... missin love heaps! Dubai or any part of the world ain't fun without you.
Labels: IdLe MoM3nt
Posted by Ddee at 11:01 PM
Thursday, November 06, 2008
Tokyo tower at night..
Entrance fee: 800Y (if I'm not mistaken)
We were walking towards Tokyo Tower from Roponggi on a cold night with a tired body and soul
Just below Tokyo Tower...
It's ain't fun going up without you... The view from Tokyo tower... good things are meant to be shared.. don't you think so?
Labels: ArOund The WoRld
Posted by Ddee at 2:29 AM