19 Tháng 12, 2021

Nghĩ, nắng này, mưa này tới đá còn phai, còn bạc màu, thì con người có kẻ cũng phai đi chất người một chút, hay chín mười chút, hay trăm ngàn chút. Người ta ai cũng phai, phai ít còn người, phai nhiều chỉ còn con. Tại mưa nắng hết…
(Nguyễn Ngọc Tư)

P.s.: Ảnh chụp tại Băng Cốc, Thái Lan năm 2019.

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SEPTEMBER 27, 2020 – 2

Thật tuyệt khi được ra ngoài chơi, ít nhất sẽ hiểu rằng dù đường sá phong cảnh có đẹp đến thế nào thì cũng phải sẵn sàng nói lời tạm biệt vì nó không thuộc về mình.
Chūlái wán zhēn de hěn hǎo, qǐmǎ huì míngbái, lùtú de fēngjǐng zài měi, yě yào shědé jíshí gàobié, yīnwèi tā bù shǔyú wǒ.
It’s really good to come out to play, at least I will understand that no matter how beautiful the road is, I have to be willing to say goodbye in time because it doesn’t belong to me.

P.s.: Picture taken in Bangkok, Thailand in 2020.

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MAY 7, 2020

Trân quý tất cả không hẹn mà gặp, coi nhẹ tất cả đi không từ giã.
Cherish all the unexpected, and belittle all leaving without saying goodbye.

P.s.: Picture taken in Bangkok, Thailand in 2020.

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AUGUST 17, 2018

[Qixi Thất tịch 2018]
Chỉ có bạn một mình một người tự chịu trách nhiệm, không có ai khác. Nếu bạn đau khổ, đó là do bạn. Nếu bạn cảm thấy hỉ lạc, đó cũng là do bạn. Bạn là địa ngục và cũng là thiên đàng của chính mình.
You, not any one else, are the only one who must be responsible. If you suffer, it is because of yourself, and if you feel happy, it is also because of yourself. You are your own hell, and you are your own paradise.

P.s.: Picture taken in Bangkok, Thailand in 2016.

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Singapore, Day 2: Sentosa Island And Mayday Concert

In order to be present at Sentosa Island early, I decided to skip the breakfast somewhere not near the 5footway.inn. Unluckily, Singapore seemed to be a country that woke up late though the Sentosa pass said they operated from 8:45am. Around 9:30am we changed the tickets and took the cable car to see what Sentosa had to offer.

After reaching the Faber’s Peak to find out that it was closed, we went down to have lunch at Beaver’s Cafe. Though the restaurant was kinda hard to find, their meals were delicious.

As we only had 3 options out of many recreational spots at Sentosa, we went around for quite some time before picking the aquarium though the Royal Albatross had to be redeemed together. Though we were in time for the last opportunity to visit the ship, it was nothing like unique nor luxury.

The Trick Eye Museum (a 3D+AR studio) was our last choice because I didn’t feel like visiting the likes of Madame Tussaud after something lookalike at Ba Na Hills in Danang, Vietnam. Turned out we had some fun for the afternoon though the museum was rather old.

After leaving Sentosa Island, my sis and I made a shopping spree at Daiso in VivoCity before we parted ways. My sis went to see the Gardens by the Bay while I found my way to the Mayday concert at Singapore Indoor Stadium. As usual, I made another mistake with finding the right MRT line and it took me rather long to get to the right station. Luckily, the stadium was right outside the station and I still had time to check in and buy some snack for dinner.

The Singapore fans gave me some banners to cheer the band. They were so organized. I took the wrong seat at first, but later I still found my seat quite comfortable. Only at the end of the show did the fans behind come in front of me. The light stick was so much better than the band at the Coldplay’s concert earlier this year in Bangkok. And Mayday’s sponsor also gave us some gift (face masks I guessed).

Out of 3 gigs I attended this year, this was the best one. However, I missed the last song at 11:15pm as I was afraid that the MRT would stop operating. I kinda found myself and very few people on the last trains back to Chinatown.

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4-Day Trip To Bangkok (Thailand)

I’ve just finished a 4-day trip to Bangkok with my colleague. My sister should have come with us if she hadn’t been ill due to the latest attack of Bell’s palsy.

Thailand infrastructure is kinda more modern than Vietnam, but there were so many traffic jams caused by cars. However, I liked their metro/BTS system.

For 4 days, I thought I have traveled half of Bangkok (the left wing on the map). I visited the backpacker area Khaosan (near the hotel), the floating market, the famous night market Chatuchak, the Wat Pho temple complex, the Chinatown, passed by The Grand Palace, and saw the Wat Arun from the opposite bank of the river.

The Damnoen Saduak Floating Market looked more fun and organized than those floating markets in Vietnam.

On day 3, I visited the 3 Siam (Discovery, Center, and Paragon) and Big C. I bought some things in Big C because the price there was acceptable.

Most of my activities were eating Thai food (which was delicious, and not very spicy), and window shopping.

I took Uber, Grab, and taxi while I didn’t take the BTS or walk. I hadn’t tried the bus service. It looked old and I didn’t seen the number of the bus I needed to take.

Next time, I’ll try shopping at the duty center, other markets on the right wing of Bangkok. I’ve heard that shopping there is cheaper. And will use the Thailand in hand guidebook.

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Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

This was the first time I’ve been to Thailand, and this country surprised me somehow. Before coming to this country, I thought it would be like Cambodia with a better view. But I changed my mind. I really liked Bangkok, and Khaosan Road was not just another Bui Vien.

Today I went to Damnoen Saduak Floating Market with my colleague. I tried the various food it had to offer and took some pictures. Sitting on a boat to travel through the market felt a lot better than in Vietnam. Though it was more like a tourist attraction than a traditional market, I felt I should try another floating market the next time. This was the best place I’ve visited in this trip.

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