Thursday, April 30, 2009

Vietnam coffee

Whether you love or hate coffee, you must try Vietnamese coffee. Normally, it costs 10k dong (RM2) only. I would prefer this one to Starbucks coffee.
It was so addictive I had it everyday 2 or 3 times when I was there.

Never miss it when visitting Vietnam.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Tan Si Hotel

During the visit to Ho Chi Minh. I saw this hotel. Maybe it is pronounced as Tan Sai, Ten Si, or Ten Sai.

What you think?

Sunday, April 26, 2009


First, use a spoon to hit the top of the egg. Then feel off the top of the skin carefully because there is some soup where you must sip in first.

As the hole is big enough for a spoon to get in, start to dig in.

Putting that thing into the mouth seems disgusting, but the taste is nothing but a regular chicken meat.

Balut is common in Vietnam, there are also available in luxury restaurants.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh city

Nothing much was done on the first day though we arrived Ho Chi Minh (HCM) in the morning. Immediately, we hire a cab cost USD8 to Pham Ngu Lao street. The street is quite known by the locals and lots of tourists hanging out at that area.

It took 30 minutes from the HCM airport to Pham Ngu Lao. You dont have to worry not able to find a place to stay. Even if you arrive late at night, you will still manage to get a room. The rooms range from backpackers budget to luxury type.

The room I rented for a night was Spring House Hotel (USD28). It has 1 single bed and 1 double bed. The room was so comfy and we spent the whole afternoon in the room. Wasted but outside was pretty hot.
Nighttime, we went for dinner. near Le Loi street. The strech consists of shops selling branded stuff like LV, Gucci etc.. There is also a Ben Thanh Market which is rather famous among tourist, opens daytime only.

For dinner, we had grilled seafood along with Saigon beer.

One must try when in Vietnam is balut. It is a nearly developed duck embryo inside the egg.
More gross pictures of balut will be in the next post. ^ ^

Leaving for UK in 3 days

I dont feel happy or sad at all. I just hope I can get a job as soon as possible when I am in UK. So many things I want to do but job hunting is stilll my priority.

Life sucks right now

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Laptop theft investigation

Following to the return from Vietnam, we moved on to pursue our investigation.
So far, have caught 2 suspects involved in the incident. Thanks to me and my friend. We have to carry out the investigation ourself. Police is totally unreliable. Of course, it was the police that caught them but we were out there to search for clue leading to the capture.

The first suspect was caught at the scene where the laptop incident happened couple days ago. We followed him the whole evening and saw him selling syabu instead He was also there to jaga parking. So we called police.

Second suspect was caught at his place around the area. We knew where he stay so we waited for his bike to appear. We spent about 4 hours. We recognised the number plate of the bike so we followed him. It took almost 30 minutes for the police to come. At least the police managed to apprehend the suspect.

You are welcome, mr.police.

Early return

Suppose the Vietnam trip to complete on 24th April. Due to change to circumstances, the trip has to be called off. So flight changed to 22nd. Charged by Airasia amount of about RM100 :(
However, it was worth the trip though only manage to cover 1 location of Vietnam.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Vietnam trip - Pre depature

In less than 12 hours, I will be boarding Airasia to Ho Chi Minh city, also known as Saigon.
I am travelling by car from Penang, to my friend's house in KL (quite near to the airport) where I can park my car to avoid the ridiculous parking free the LCCT charged. My friend is kind enough to drop me off at LCCT with his car. 4 hours to KL, then 1 hour to LCCT. I always prefer car to travel by bus, i got flexibility to manage my time.
Good to have friends in all states in Malaysia. You can either get accommodation or parking for free. :P

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Laptop Thief incident

got a call yesterday from my friend telling me that her car was broken in, and the laptop was stolen. The incident took place at open space car park beside the Pacific Megamall Seberang Prai.

After she parked a car, there was this kid came to ask for a 'parking fee'. She did not pay.
Few hours later, when she has done her dinner, found out that the back door of the window was shattered. Obviously, upon checking UNDER THE SEAT where the laptop was kept, it was gone. Also the instant noodles she just bought were also being stolen.
She made a report, the police asked why didnt you bring the thief to the police station since she recognise the kid. The stupid policeman was yelled at by her. If she could catch him, she wouldnt need the police. So you see, if you want justice, do it by your own hands. Police is unreliable nowadays.

Something is going wrong with this country, my own country. I heard lots of break-ins and things stolen more than i did long ago. The incident I knew was all from hearsay from people I knew. One day, I will be the one being a victim. I dont seem to see anything is being actioned by the police to solve the problem. I could see almost at every intersection, there will be motorists who break red lights. What say you?

It is always greener on the other side. I dont think so. Malaysia is not that green after all. I thought I would miss my country, unfortunately, I just can't wait to go back UK. I really hope I dont have to come back here again.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Travel!! woot!

Initially planned for a visit to Hatyai and Koh Samui. Unfortunately, due to the current situation, The plan yielded. I am going to Vietnam. First stop is Ho Chi Minh (HCM).
From KL to HCM with airasia cost RM630 plus. Should have booked early. Damn!

For now planning on how to get to LCCT from Penang at the lowest cost.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

No job Month

That is April.

in 2007, I resigned from my first job, and preparing to move to China
in 2008, I resigned from my China job, and preparing to move to UK


in 2009, I did not resign, but was out of job because the company I worked for in UK has gone into administration.
This year is totally a bad year. Unlike previous year, I have been without a job since December of last year.
Hope the economy will pick up when I leave for UK again, and more opportunities are available.

Friday, April 10, 2009

New Blog New Life

A place to share my random thoughts about anything.