Dad is average, not as short as you imagined him to be based on this photo. Presence of such contrast is because of Terence’s height. At a height of 1.9 metres, according to the most recent height and weight measurement, shows that he has grown yet another 2 cm! UNFAIR! But life’s fair in one way or another, he’s got a beer belly and weighs around 100 kg.
This morning, it’s time to try out the local breakfast! I’ve been staring and drooling at signboards with the word Pho (Vietnamese Rice Noodles) for days. Due to religious purpose, I’ve to abstain from beef, so I opted for Pho Ga (noodles served with chicken) instead of the usual Pho Bo (noodles served with beef). Though they are differences between pho from different parts in Vietnam, they don’t seem to apply in this case. Happy to see that there wasn’t too much veggies. Whee!
Neither is the Vietnamese Char Siew seasoned, nor accompanied with gravy. Yet it turns out to be more tender and refreshing.
Buy those pyjamas that Vietnamese women wear! No matter what your body contour is like, the free-sized pyjamas will fit you nicely and cover up your flaws, 避短扬长。Mom bought a set and it costs less than SGD 5.
To learn more about the administrative work associated with Vietnam War, do drop by the independence palace when you visit Vietnam.
Rain, rain, go away, come again another day…
Our second last stop for the day is the Cuchi Tunnel. It’s a 2 hour ride from the Palace. Main reasons are the traffic and the driver being unsure of the route. It’s lunchtime and everyone is hungry. Several pit stops en route to stock up our food supplies. Packets of tidbits, boxes of cakes, bottles of mineral water and packets of soya milk powder as no one bothered to bring the necessary servings required by Kang Kang.
In Vietnam, certain tourist attractions will charge tourists higher admission fees as compared to locals though this is currently undergoing changes to make it standard for all. $, $, $. Scrimp and save. 5 Singaporeans suddenly became mutes but FAILED. The clever staff knew it. Our acting skills are way below par. Nonetheless, a small gain? Cos they only demanded us to pay an extra adult ticket. *smirks*
Small and short, the characteristic of Vietnamese, which worked in their favour during the days of the Vietnam War.
The booby traps showcased instill a sense of alert and fear in me.
There is the AK 47 but it was not available for shooting on that day. Uncle Tiong pestered his wife to buy 10 bullets for him to test his prowess years after his days in the Army. Thanks to Terence for guidance on how to identify successful shots.
Then we had first-hand experience of how is it like to travel from one point to another via the tunnels. Tough job for the 1.9 m guy. My Chicken Little shirt had some yellow stains!! Ah!!
The group was treated with tapioca and tea after surviving the tunnel.
Restaurants in Vietnam are “fabulous”! They don’t serve you drinks asap. Wait, be patient.. What make me furious was that they forgotten about my OJ! Grrrr… The dishes, not very tasty. Small servings..
Swollen gum persists~