Sunday, February 26, 2017

Vietnamese Street Food and Brides for Sale

We went to Vietnam with the goal of eating delicious and unusual street food. Also, Barry was experimenting with taller hair. There were chickens everywhere for the lunar new year.
However, everything was closed. Even the rusty chain store!
And the infrastructure, but that's a longer story.
We were confused. Bearly!
But we took to advice the words of St. Ruggle (which is fake news, since we have to be clear nowadays): "I will now that only those with inferior ability can always be at their best, and I am constantly not inferior. Constantly struggle struggle There will be constantly days when I MUST IN THE WORLD." (sic. and yay!)
So we made our own fun.
And we did manage to find some delicious street noodles.
Upon returning to Singapore, we found this (actually real). Here are some quotes from their website (still real): "If You have the heart, You come You meet and You have wife."
If you do not find any ladies that you like, we can go to Vietnam and search for suitable ladies for you.
Here are the quotes that were not on their website: "If you are a human trafficker, we are your one stop shop." "Want to buy a prostitute for life? We're here for you."
So, after 9 years, there are things in Asia I will never understand.
The best we can do is wash our hands with this confusing graphic, donate to an appropriate charity, and stock up on Corny, because 5 flavours are on sale.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Tet Balloons

Every time we've been to Vietnam, we've seen bunches of bright balloons. This time, it was near the Dragon bridge in Danang.
Many of the balloons were chickens for the occasion, and we saw more than one fly the coop.
So, what you do, is you dress your kid up warmly, because it goes down to 20C, and you get them a balloon. The kids below got theirs tangled together.
Then you try to get your kid to sit and smile for a picture.
This, like Santa pictures, usually doesn't work - robed child got away.
Despite rocking the pink blazer/short pants look, this kid isn't feeling it either.
Finally, a perfect picture. Except that these 2 kids are complete strangers - the one on the left is photo-bombing.
Barry started to suffer from balloon envy.
So we retired to the comfort of the local rice wine.