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My first stop in Vietnam was Hanoi, the capital city.
Guess I shall let the pictures say it all. ^^

來到越南的第一站是她的首都﹐河內。
就讓照片來說話吧。^^

Hanoi - Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. A large memorial to the Vietnamese leader.
胡志明纪念堂/文物館。位于中央直轄市的市中央巴亭广场。

Hanoi - President House
President House. Residence of President Ho Chi Minh.
胡志明的故居。

Hanoi - Ho Chi Minh Museum
Ho Chi Minh Museum. Main entrance.
胡志明博物館的正門口。

Hanoi - Ho Chi Minh Statue
Ho Chi Minh Statue. Inside the Ho Chi Minh museum.
胡志明的紀念彫像。位於博物館內。

Hanoi - Trishaws on the road
Trishaws on the road. We went touring around the streets of Hanoi in these before watching the water puppet show.
坐在三輪車裡沿路繞了一圈之後就去觀賞著名的水上木偶劇。

Hanoi - Seafood "Market"
Seafood “Market”. This market is similar to a kelong as it is built above water. The seafood prices is comparable to those in Singapore though.
水上海鮮市場。這有點像奎籠但她的海鮮價格並非很便宜。

Hanoi - Halong Bay
Halong Bay. This is the view from the boat. It is a very worthy attraction to go to if you are visiting Hanoi.
下龍灣﹐一個很值得去參觀的景點。這是從船上拍下的照片。

Hanoi - Halong Bay

Hanoi - Halong Bay
Caves in Halong Bay. The lightings are very beautiful in there.
下龍灣裡的石灰岩岛屿洞穴。裡頭的燈光把洞穴照得很漂亮。

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Found a job, thinking that there’s finally a brand new start. But never expecting that after 2 months, I tendered my resignation. So I’m now without a job and finally get to laze around at home.

It was a very unhappy period for the past 2 months, causing my reflux to be worst. It was a much bigger impact than I had expected. Am now trying very hard to discard all the negative thoughts, to be happier and to regain some confidence. It’s not easy but I guess I need to get back to my normal self before depression comes knocking at my door.

A recent trip to Vietnam did not make me much happier but I’m glad to see something new and to get away from the busy and pressurized environment in Singapore. Here’s a picture taken from a cafe at Vung Tau.

找到了新工作﹐以為就有了全新的開始
沒料到。。。
兩個月後卻成了櫻櫻美代子

過去的兩個月過得很不快樂
而且還造成老毛病復發
為了自己的健康
還是選擇在沒找到新工作前就離職

但過去的不愉快似乎還是揮之不去
我也不知道為什麼影響會這麼大
現在還在努力讓自己開心點﹐有自信心一點

剛從越南度完假回來
沒有特別的開心或不開心
現正處在一個什麼事都不想做的狀態中
希望我能趕快恢復動力

附上一張在越南的頭頓咖啡座所拍的照片
Vung Tau, Vietnam

This Macau trip post had been delayed for months! Finally I had it out! 😉
這篇文拖了將近三個月﹐現在終于出爐了﹗ 😉

Macau is actually quite a nice place for relaxing. There is no need to rush here and there. You can just hop on to their public transport to tour around the country.

澳門其實是一個蠻悠閑的地方。
只要跳上小巴﹐就能輕鬆自在的好好逛﹐慢慢逛。很少會有人擠人的情況喲﹗

Macau Fisherman's Wharf (1)

Macau Fisherman's Wharf (2)
Macau Fisherman’s Wharf/漁人碼頭

Sands (2)

Sands (1)
Sands Hotel & Casino/金沙酒店和賭場

I finally had a chance to step into a casino. And I must say, it’s really big!
在這次的旅程﹐我也第一次踏進賭場。感覺還蠻像電視劇裡看到的耶。

Senado Square
Senado Square/議事亭前地

St.Dominic's Church
St.Dominic’s Church/玫瑰堂

The Ruins of St. Paul's
The Ruins of St.Pauls’s/大三巴牌坊

Local Products Street
Local products street/土產街

Also visited the above famous tourist spots.
當然還有以上這些著名的觀光景點﹐我是絕對沒有錯過的。

Typhoon No.8 in Macau (1)

Typhoon No.8 in Macau (2)

But the highlight of the trip was that our return flight home was cancelled due to typhoon! My friend and I were informed by the porter that there are no planes taking off due to No.8 typhoon so we just had to stay in the hotel for another night hoping that the following morning, we can fly back home. Luckily, we managed to reach the airport in the early morning and catch the flight home.

I guess it’s really an experience since there’s no typhoon in Singapore. The wind was really strong and I can hear the sound of rain splattering against the hotel window. You will not see that happening in Singapore no matter how strong the wind is or how heavy the rain is. Now I know how it’s like when I hear people talking about typhoon. What an unforgettable trip!

但整個旅程裡最令我難忘的就是因為刮八號台風而回不了家﹗
因為新加坡是沒有台風這回事的﹐所以當朋友和我聽到上不了飛機時﹐我們都愣了好幾秒。
之後就是忙著打長途電話回家和回公司報告一聲﹐還有問一問關於保險索償所需要的文件﹐等。
慶幸的是當時還沒離開酒店﹐不然的話可能就得在機場過夜了。

現在如果聽到有人講起台風﹐我終于知道是怎麼一回事了。
畢竟是身歷其境過嘛。
總的來說﹐這真是個有趣又難忘的澳門之旅﹗

Here’s what I bought in Macau.
以下就是我在澳門的戰力品。

Snacks from New Yaohan
Snacks from the supermarket of New Yaohan, a new shopping centre in Macau.
These are not available in Singapore. And yes, I finally have a chance to try those pocky sticks!! ^o^

這些零食是在一間新開百貨公司裡的超市買的。大部份都是新加坡買不到的。
那南瓜口味的素材派會讓人吃上癮耶﹗﹗ ^o^

Local Products from Macau
Local products. I tried the white sesame peanut candy on the spot and I must say, it’s really great!!
Top row from left: Peanut nougat, Almond biscuits and Blueberry nougat.
Bottom row from left: Black and white sesame peanut candies.

買了一些土產。有花生和藍莓紐結糖﹐杏仁餅和黑白芝麻花生糖。
我當場吃到剛做好的白芝麻花生糖﹐那味道真贊﹗﹗

Macau First Day Cover
Macau First Day Cover for Cindy.
準備送給好朋友Cindy的首日封。

Macau Postcards & Stamps
Macau postcards with stamps bought from the post office at the ferry terminal.
在渡輪碼頭的郵政局所買的明信片。片上還附有郵票。

Linda Chung CD

Raymond Lam CD
Linda Chung and Raymond Lam’s cantonese CDs. Bought from Hong Kong.
在香港買的CD – 鍾嘉欣和林峯。

Some tasty food that I had in Macau.
在澳門品嘗到的美食。

Yi Shun Steamed Milk

Steamed Milk
Yi Shun Steamed Milk. This is really yummy!
義順燉奶。很好吃喲﹗

Pinocchio (1)

Pinocchio (2)
Special lamb chop, buns and fried mashed cod fish from Pinocchio Portugese Restaurant.
Love the buns, kind of different from the usual types although they look similar. As for the rest, I neither like nor dislike them.

木偶葡國餐廳的特制羊扒﹐麵包和炸鱈魚泥。
那麵包有點咸咸的﹐相當好吃。至于其它的﹐我就覺得馬馬虎虎。

Pinocchio (3)
The new Pinocchio restaurant building which is currently under renovation. Their business must be very good!! 🙂

還在裝修中的新木偶葡國餐廳。想必他們的生意一定很好﹗ 🙂

Portugese Egg Tart
Authentic portugese egg tart.
This is definitely much much better than the Singapore version of portugese egg tart!!

正宗的葡式蛋撻。這比新加坡售賣的葡式蛋撻好吃太多了﹗﹗

Munchies that made me drool :

Gelato

Guava and coconut gelato.

Cappucino and Ham & Cheese Crossiant

Cappucino and ham & cheese crossiant from Post Office. Their bacon crossiant is even better!

Biscuits from Queen Victoria Market

Biscuits from Queen Victoria Market.  😀

Here’s what I bought for myself during the vacation :

Goodies from Australia

Children’s illustration books, magazines, tea towel and a pouch with a wonderful illustration by an Australian.

More goodies from Australia

Quite a few postcards, including two Aranzi Aranzo ones which I luckily found while browsing through the shops. Of course I couldn’t miss Hard Rock Cafe and bought a fairy penguin pin to add to my collection. There’s some magnets and postage stamps that I managed to get hold of too. On the background is a cute tote bag from Queen Victoria Market, a pretty big and cheap one.  🙂

If you’re interested in more scenery pictures, please visit my flickr site.