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Saturday, July 26, 2008

The Lil' Things

A kind of Vietnamese fruit

A kind of Vietnamese fruit pronounced as 'Zau Za Dat' though all spellings start with a D. I suppose it's easy enough for local to judge if you're one of them. I like this sourish fruit, too bad for the guide trying to see if we'll flinch eating it. It's only suitable sucking for the juice as the flesh tends to stick to the seed.

The descending steps to the cave

This is the pagoda which made us hike the slope to visit. Just thought it's a mystical sight when I took this pic. I'm actually taking from the pagoda itself. It's some sort of a cave which reminds me of the one in Ipoh.

Another pagoda stop on the way to the peak

This is one stop before hiking to the cave pagoda. Looks like any other Chinese temple, isn't it? You bet, they believe in Buddhism, Taoism and ancestors worshipping as well. There were a Mother Kuan Yin, Guan Gong, and Zhang Fei inside just like any other Chinese temples.

You heard the music? This guy next to me just couldn't live without musics or was he trying to keep me entertained? *LoL* Apparently, Vietnamese have good exposure to Hongkie and Taiwanese singers as well. According to this guy, he sings lots of theirs songs during his Karaoke session. "Lau Tak Wa, Cheung Hok Yau, Chan Yik Sun, Chow Kit Lun" he said when asked about his fav singers.

He's the one who shared his Vietnamese song with me via bluetooth. Take a listen to it. It's been my fav too. He came with the ladies behind and that made 4 of us and the boat rower. It was so nice of the ladies as they never stopped offering me the lychees they've brought along.

See, that's one of the best thing travelling by myself. It's been great talking to them despite language barrier. However, I did enjoy using my basic 'tien Viet' + sign language + written conversation when I interacted with them. It was funny yet fun.

There're not much differences between people around the world except geographical and language differences, really!


Johnny Ong said...

its always nice to travel. i have been to nice country and the worst (in my case its sudan) .... hehe

Call me A.S for AkiraSabine said...

Hi Johnny,

Tell me about it. What's bad there? I'll put that off my list then, not that I ever thought of Sudan though. heheh

The Fitness Diva said...

I enjoy traveling alone sometimes, too. It makes you more open and adventurous. You also get to see and do the things that are really important to you, and not someone else.
I would like to go to Vietnam myself one day, as well as Malaysia and the Phillipines. Ahh...someday! ;)

Unknown said...

I would like to travel to china sometime. I was there when I was little, haven't been back there since. I thought the first picture was a picture of lychee. man I love lychee :D

Call me A.S for AkiraSabine said...

Exactly Fitness Diva, I'm glad we share the same thoughts!

Vietnam, yea... give it a try. I would not say it's very beautiful in Hanoi but it one lot of experience being a such a chaotic city. However, Halong Bay is worth seeing.

The Philippines, I haven't been there myself but I'm looking further now. Heheh.. But that someday to a further country is uncertain now.

Call me A.S for AkiraSabine said...

Hi Kenny,

Thanks for dropping by. So, let me know when you've returned from China. I wish to know what's worth checking out. Hahaha.. no, it's not lychee. Yum... lychee is nice but I love dukong more! heheeh

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