Sunday, August 12, 2012

A trip to Vietnam

alô! ;)
Have you guys been to Vietnam?
it was actually my second time visiting Vietnam, still the same to the Ho Chi Minh city, but this time...
together with Simon and Anna and the family! *Germans in ze house!*

readers should know that Simon&Anna have a Vietnamese mommy right?
this time we were actually invited by this Vietnamese mommy, the nice and caring Aunty MiChau to attend her nephew's wedding in Vietnam,
and it was my very first time witnessing a wedding ceremony in a foreign country!! :D

The Wedding of Khang, the humble VietnameseJohanna, the cheerful American.
they were both the high scholars in their universities and they met at a conference and they fall for each other :)
see how amazing  fate can bring two families from different countries and different backgrounds together, combining them into one family!
And the father of Johanna said this in his speech, "We took a long flight here to witness my daughter's wedding and now I feel like I have family from all around the world!" 
what've made him felt so?
there were Americans, Vietnamese, Germans and Malaysians there blessing her daughter on her big day!
very cool isn't it ?
The wedding ceremony of the Vietnamese is quite different as ours, theirs are much more simple yet sacred.

and after the happy wedding, they rented a van and off we went to VungTaoBaiBien!
It is a beach, about two hours of driving from HoChiMinh city.
the view from my room's balcony. truly 'people mountain people sea'!
Vietnam beach has really long and beautiful coastline, but the sand ain't white. i'll still prefer Tioman :P

The only place we shopped in Vietnam...
Van Tanh Market.
crowded, hot, sellers dragging you here and there to their stalls, scolding people who left their stalls after asking the price but didn't buy it,
*which my mom and I gasped after witnessing a Singaporean being chased away and being scolded 'lady boy' by a furious Vietnamese girl.*

One phenomena that kinda stressed me out in Vietnam besides the dragging of Vietnamese sellers in the market, is the terrible traffic condition.
i found this picture from Google.  Trust me the road in Vietnam really looks like this!!!
motorcycles everywhere, horning of vehicles everywhere, and the taxi moves like it's gonna knock on a pillar by the road or a pedestrian anytime.

while the thing I love the most about Vietnam is ze foooood! bahahahhahahhahahahahah
Vietnamese have spicy tongues that they can munch a whole chilli without a change on their face expressions, and they are really good drinkers!!
impressed :O
vegetables and beef made up most of the main courses in Vietnam.

and this, this is the family's favourite!!!
'pho ga', the traditional Vietnamese chicken noodle soup.
adding lotsa mint leaves and veges, squeezing lotsa lemons into your bowl, and this makes a perfect pho ga!

simple but really scrumptious!!!
fyi the daddy is a crazy pho ga fans, we prefer this pho ga over other dishes too, and you can easily find yummy pho ga restaurants in HoChinMinh so we have this pho ga at least once, for almost everyday. :目

and that's all for this Vietnam trip!

Oh, btw here's a lovely tips for you guys who feel like eating KFC in Vietnam!
my advice: Better don't. their KFC doesn't look like and doesn't taste like one.
byebye! ;))


  1. you make me miss my Tioman Trip!

    Btw,you give us nice details abt Vietnam hahaha


    1. waoooo laoshuang u're so fast today!!! hahahah! ANDIWANNASEEYOURFATSTOO. :P <3

  2. Thanks for the previous wishes!! Been waiting for the vietnam trip post! :P
    Your first picture facing the beach looks extremely good~!! Nice smile there hahaha :D
    LOL lady boy?!! Hahaha it sounds really funny when you said it here!! xD
    OH many "香菜" on the pho ga but looks really yummy though!!!!

    Hope you had fun in vietnam despite the outlook of Vietnam!! :)


      i did enjoyed the wedding and the food there :P
      but nice experience lah, get to reveal the humble side of Vietnam :)

  3. haha,i went to HOCHIMING when i was 14 also!haha
    Vietnam is a nice place to experience something special!hehehe
    i love pho also!!!=)) nice!