Thursday, May 21, 2009

Mui Ne: White Sand Dunes

So this is the last bit of my trip to Vietnam. On the other side of the lake is a whole great soft sands. Like a sahara desert but this is in Vietnam, Mui Ne to be specific.

Ideal place to catch spectacular sunset view.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

I am a LG

So, after months of job hunting. I got myself a new role. Lifeguard (LG) that is.
To be a LG in UK, one must have a certification. It is National Pool Lifeguarding Qualitification (NPLQ). The one I had prior to this was Award of Distinction which is totally useless in UK.

This LG job is not as pleasant as the one I used to be back in Malaysia. The role is more than just pool duty. I have to do pool setup, poolside and changing room cleaning. I have to do shift, so its not 9 to 5 routine. Sometimes, I need to be at the pool as early as 530am and off work as late as 11pm.

Anyway, for now, I am happy to have a job, though paid less. I hope to get into professional job as soon as possible, and economy.. please pick up! I dont want to waste 3 years as LG, not more than 3 months ideally.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Why people like to dance at the train station?

Nevertheless, the act was spectacular!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Mui Ne : Lotus Lake

This place has an interesting landscape. Its the most amazing sight I have seen so far.

The white sands, blue sky, clear lake and lotus all comes together.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Bruce Lee plays Ping Pong

Got this from youtube. That guy plays very well with the nunchaku.


I have just added an application sits right at the bottom right corner. That flower thing is just girly. So no choice but to pick the ordinary template.

Wonder how it would helps to drag more readers. Nonetheless, sure it looks cool

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mui Ne: Red Canyon

On arrival in Mui Ne, we set off for a tour round the place on a jeep. Avoid renting a motorbike because you will never found your way to some places.
The first stop was at this erosion ditch, the Red Canyon

Unfortunately, the place was closed for renovation, so pictures were taken by the road side.

As usual, the place is sceluded, so you can have the whole Red Canyon to yourself and take photos without other people get in your way.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Mui Ne basket

Guess what these baskets are used for?

Interestingly, its a basket boat. Quite a common sight on Mui Ne beach.

Even a strong wave couldn't tumble the basket.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Best job in the world winner

So, the winner of the best job in the world has been picked out of 35000 applicants. Congrates to Ben Southall from UK.

He surely can't wait to start his new job on 1st July.

Its true dubbed the best job in the world because he is merely doing what he has been passionately doing.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

KL incident

Encountered another bad incident before my departure to vietnam. It was during my travel to KL to my friend's house to park the car before going to LCCT. It was around 43oam at the South LDP toll plaza, after paying the entry fee, i let the car to cruise slowly while i winded up car window. Halfway passed the barrier, i heard someone shouted 'Oi' from behind. Looked through the rear mirror, it was the lady from the toll booth. Thought that I forgot my change or something, I looked back again through my car window, then realised that there was a car followed me very close behind. It was an orange coloured MyVi driven by an Indian guy.

Despite there were walls on each side of the toll, the driver desperately tried to escape, the back of my car was hit as he drove away through the limited gap between my car and the wall. And the last thing he did before speeding off was showing his middle finger.

I wonder how many such incidents have happened previously. I am frustrated of the toll operator and relevant authority for not doing good enough to prevent people who tried to skip from paying toll. I think the operator is merely collecting money, and if motorists manage to 'exempt' themselves, then its OK. Suppose those offenders should be paying a hefty summonses and no one are let off the hook.

And for the Indian driver, if you paid RM1.60 to the toll operator, you wouldn't have to pay for the repair of your car and cause injury to other people.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Day 2: Ho Chi Minh to Mui Ne

Early in the morning, we took a bus (USD6) to another part of Vietnam. Upon arriving Mui Ne after 5 hours travel, we checked into this hotel. Cheap but still very comfortable, only USD13 per night comes with 1 single bed and 1 double bed in a chalet.

From the main road, it seems like a budget house-like dorm. However, the actual chalet is located at the back of the house.After that, we hired a jeep to take us tour the place.

The tour cost 400,000 dong (RM80), the jeep can fit 5-6 persons.

Mui Ne is rather secluded, not much tourist. However, it is highly recommended for those who love to take pictures.

Besides, it is also recommended to bring along a sunglasses, a cap, scarf or facemask during the tour ride in Mui Ne. You will know why as you visit this site again. At the same time, you will get to enjoy some spectacular pictures.