Sunday, May 31, 2009
Sunday, May 24, 2009
my buddhist corner... the 2 pictures that i'd bought from vietnam. No one at home had seen it yet bec it was wrapped up in brown paper and i couldn't be bothered to unwrap then re-wrap it at home.
i just had to buy 2. the red one is calming, the silver one is energetic. i couldn't decide, so bought both :p
the statue is from Big W.
my $29 table from officeworks. K and i put it together. now i have a table! (i was sitting on the floor yesterday night)
K has been giving me a hand w grocery and furniture purchases. (i still don't have a car)
we went to Black Bull Tapas Bar and Restaurant for lunch on sunday. http://www.blackbulltapas.com.au/ the tapas were really good... K calls it spanish dim sum...
eggplant fritter in 1 and mussells in the other
Thursday, May 21, 2009
'In the vast sea of this world, each of us is like a tea leaf, which will fuse into this ever changing vastness in a matter of time. During this process, everyone will have to dedicate their lives completely. A society does not deliberately focus on each individual, just as few would pay attention to every tea leaf while drinking tea.
Having been soaked in clear water, the tea leaves continue releasing their fragrance for the world, not the least bit resigned to the fact that they are unnoticed. Hence we need not be disheartened when we are overlooked due to our blending into the community, as it is through this process that we make others complete, tender help to society, make our contributions and attain fulfillment in life. '
I've always known that we can learn something from tea, i just never knew what it was. so here is one realisation from tea.
Sunday, May 17, 2009
No longer is travel just for entertainment, to see the world, but to look for that something extra, to see the wonders of the world.
His photos on this website are amazing.
Friday, May 15, 2009
Ho Chin Minh Masoleum
one pillar pagoda
Temple of Literature
then we had to try this KOTO organisation. i had watched it on the SBS channel documentary where this Vietnamese Australian went back to Vietnam and set this up to help the street kids. Food was good, ambience was great. try this...
lunch was homecooked in a village and this was our wonderful view during lunch.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
the resort exclusive
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
used ocean tours as our main tour operator, which was pretty good. www.oceantours.com.vn spoke to Hien there at the hanoi office, who has excellent english and had great recommendations and was perfect as our ocean tours point of contact.
did their sapa light trek 2 days/3 nights, then halong bay ocean style.
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Monday, May 4, 2009
Went there during cny 2009 when we happened to be in chinatown. so didn't have my camera with me. we went to every floor of this temple though. It was GRAND and MAJESTIC. It took my breath away.
The website tells you how to get there. Do wear appropriate attire. if you r wearing shorts or singlets, they would give u towels to cover up.
I've decided that my blog is pretty uninteresting. the purpose of that blog was to keep ppl overseas informed about me in general. i had slowly lost interest in blogging and was only updating once in a few months. So... i thought i might revitalise my blog! hopefully, it won't fall into the same traps of inactivity and non-excitement.