Shilin Night Market

I went to Taipei last weekend to meet my friend coming from Japan to spend her short vacation in Taiwan. It was rainy day on Friday and originally we planned to meet at Linjiang night market and was then changed to Shilin Night Market. Night market is always time to eat til drop. We ate…

Travel to Ninh Binh: Trang An

The second day in Ninh Binh, we wanted to take boat ride at Trang An, which according to our survey, is less popular among tourist and naturally beautiful. This day we rented motorcycle because the last day riding bike for 6 hours was exhausting. We arrived at Trang An boat area and bought the ticket…

雲香亭aka Mi Myanmar

Hari Minggu kemarin sepi banget di Taipei, ceritanya lagi long weekend, libur kemerdekaan Taiwan, libur dari Sabtu sampai Selasa. Biasanya libur panjang gini kita jalan-jalan, entah di dalam negeri maupun ke luar negeri. Sayangnya si abang pas itu lagi dinas  kantor, jadilah trip liburan dimajukan (ke Vietnam).  Temen-temen deket pada ke luar negeri (ke Vietnam…

Travel to Ninh Binh : Tam Coc area

We took early morning train to Ninh Binh; booked the ticket by baolau website; total for 154k VND for return trip. Had breakfast at a Pho vendor of only 40k VND a bowl, we then headed to the waiting room to wait for our train. We were not so clear about which platform to take…

Exploring Hanoi Area (2)

From the prison, we went north to visit Tran Quoc pagoda which is a Buddhist temple and has no entrance fee. The main gate was yellow, its pagoda was bright red, this area is located on the shores of Red River; many people came here to pray and burn incense. After visiting the pagoda, we…

Exploring Hanoi Area (1)

On our first day in exploring Hanoi, we first went to Ho Chi Minh mausoleum to see Ho Chi Minh body which is preserved inside. We also saw many tour groups in this area. However, there was no long queue seen and I just found out that it was closed from September to November because the…

Our Arrival at Hanoi

We fly with Vietjet airline to Hanoi, our flight was in the afternoon 7.50pm. We arrived at airport around 5pm and proceed to check in. The queue was very long because there were 2 Vietjet flights departing at the same time 7.50pm, one to Hanoi and one to Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC). Our flight was very smooth, and…

Upcoming Vietnam Trip

We plan to go to Vietnam next week for several days. This time we will just visit Hanoi. Originally I want to go to Ho Chi Minh too but because the time limits only 4.5 days, Hanoi and vicinity will be our destination. The decision to go to Hanoi was made just yesterday, when my…

Chinese Tongue Twister (2)

part 1 can be seen here. 8. 山前有個崔粗腿, 山後有個崔腿粗, 二個粗腿比腿粗, 不知道是山前崔粗腿的腿粗過山後崔腿粗? 還是山後崔腿粗的腿粗過山前崔粗腿? Problem focus:崔粗腿 vs 崔腿粗 9.柿子與獅子 東市有四十四顆柿子, 西市有四十四隻獅子, 東市的人想要四十四隻獅子, 西市的人想要四十四顆柿子, 四十四隻獅子, 四十四顆柿子, 不知道去東市買四十四顆柿子還是要到西市買四十四隻獅子? Problem focus:柿子vs獅子 10. 曾子請子思吃起司 子思請曾子喝果汁 11.小老鼠 小老鼠,上燈台, 偷油吃,下不來, 叫媽媽,媽不來, 嘰哩咕嚕滾下來。 12.蕭山燒香 香客上蕭山燒香, 蕭山香客燒香, 香客燒香上蕭山, 蕭山燒香香客燒, 香客要燒蕭山香。 Problem focus:香客/蕭山/燒香 13.顧家師傅 顧家有個師傅,抓了一隻兔, 買了一匹布, 喝了一碗醋, 一不小心吃壞了肚, 嗚啦嗚啦的吐, 潑翻了醋, 弄濕了布,跑走了兔。 Problem focus:兔/布/醋/肚/吐 14.井 門前一口井,好像一面鏡, 鏡裡幾顆星,星光亮晶晶。…

Chinese Tongue Twister (1)

Here are some tongue twisters in Chinese that I have learned, each of them has its own difficulty. 1. 灰雞飛機 灰雞上飛機, 抱著灰雞上飛機, 飛機起飛, 灰雞飛。 灰雞與飛機 灰雞想飛,飛不上去。 飛機想走,走不出去。 灰雞看飛機,越看越生氣,爲什麽飛機飛得上去? 飛機看灰雞,越看越心急, 爲什麽飛機不如灰雞? Problem focus: 灰 and 飛 sometimes heard similar, so need to pronounce them clearly 2. 蔣家羊與楊家牆 蔣家羊,楊家牆, 蔣家羊撞倒了楊家牆, 楊家牆壓死了蔣家羊, 楊家要蔣家賠牆, 蔣家要楊家賠羊。 Problem focus: differentiate between 蔣 and 牆, 羊and 楊which are very…

Taipei Prewedding Photo Shoot

Our second prewedding photo vendor name is Wedding House. We were handled by Mr Pang and the package that we chose included 1 day indoor and outdoor photo shoot, 2 gowns and 1 suit, with the 12 inch albums of 20 photos and photo frame of 6×8. The first time I visited Wedding House, I…

Yuemeikeng Waterfall 月眉坑瀑布

This waterfall location is at Jiaoxi, Yilan in general and WuFengChi scenic area 五峰旗風景區 in specific. Usually when people go to WuFengChi scenic area, the main destination will be WuFengChi waterfall (五峰旗瀑布for families) or ShengMuShanZhuang (聖母山莊for hikers). But this time, our main destination is YueMeiKeng waterfall 月眉坑瀑布. It took 1 hour travel by bus from Taipei to Jiaoxi Bus Station (Capital Bus from Taipei City Hall, NT92 one way by swiping…