Yup! first time travel with somebody after years traveling with just me.
We took Air Asia not Vietnam Airlines....hehehehe
This trip not really plan. Just one ad hoc travel for the sake feel like getting out of Malaysia.
Oh! WTH! I sounded like so rich woman huh?
Reached at Saigon Airport, we were greeted with crowds of young girl with all those banners.
'I love You' and bla bla bla banners
Aikkkksss! my sis and I thought we are like 'hallyu star'
I was dragging 'fat bag' out while my eyes busy looking for signage for 'CINDYRINA'.
My sis with her 'bloody heavy' bagpack...and she was busy looking at the line of girls waiting anxiously for somebody important to walk out from international arrival.
Me : Wei! look for my name le...quick we need to go to Hotel. Tired le...
My sis : but no your name only 'M-Tiful'
Me : huh??? vietnamese band ke?
My sis : No la...see ...see the banner! they look like kpop duo
Me : Who is that??? M-Tiful? Oh wow! they are my style!!!
My sis : Sapa ni? tak kenal pun???
Me : isssshhhh...where is our driver???
My sis : Cepat kena pegi hotel...nak google sape M-Tiful nih?
Found our driver...then in the car.
Me : Damn!
My sis : What???
Me : I should walk out and wave like star just now.WTH!!!! just miss my once a life time chance!
My sis : apa laaaaaaa... faster reach need google who is M-Tiful???
We reached hotel almost late afternoon...rest a while then out to survey what nearest to our place.
Damn...we both so culture shock!
Crossing the road is like suicide!!!! The traffic was worst than Hanoi!
If in Hanoi, I follow local to cross the road but here the road was like 3 lanes size...how to follow people????
I really hate crossing the road!
Both...well mostly me...I can't shut my mouth while crossing the road.
All crossing with......Ommmaaaaaa!!!!! Arrrrgggggghhhhhh!!! Eiiiiiiiii!!!!
I have that goosebumps evertime crossing the road.
While walking towards Ben Thanh market from Hotel need to cross the big road. Everyday need to walk cross this big road and garden.
One you see that man riding horse...and flower market than you know that you are now near Ben Thanh.
Walk and walk...my sis asked me..
My sis : Where exactly we are going now?
Me : don't know...let us have that Chatime moment.
My sis: OK!
Me : Do you accept US Dollar?
The Saigon Guy : arrrrrrrrr???
(adooooiii!! dia nganga la pulak)
My sis : issshhh...dia tak paham la...
Me : US Dollar???? (show money and then acting like passing US Dollar from one hand to one hand)
The Saigon Guy show hand NO
Me : OK! Viet Dong only???
The Saigon Guy : card! card!
Me : (just for Chatime I gamble my card here....nay!!!! ) ok ok ...I use Dong. So...what good here???
The Saigon Guy still look puzzle.
Ishhhh!!!! not understand me le tu...
Then me show thumb up to him and show menu.
The Saigon Guy pointed out Sakura Sencha...something like that.
My sis go for Green Tea with Red bean.
The Saigon Guy : Sugar???
Me : little...
Our drinks came....
Me sip it...WTH! I just ordered???
Sakura Sencha...what is this...bitter and don't know what taste.
My nostril blooming like flower while sipping that drink.
My sis notice it...and started laughing...
My sis : less sugar some more....hahahahaha
Me : Sakura is beautiful flower but this drink taste suckssss!!!!!!!!Plain water taste a lot better!
Then we walk again...
Me : this is that famous ben thanh market .People recommended to shop here la...
My sis : Huh!
Me : huh!
both stand in front entrance...both swallow saliva...
You want both of us to shop here????
Open mouth and bargain???
What to buy?
Yup yup...both have same thoughts at once.
Our parent must be very proud to both of us.
Both really not that kind of shopper.
We don't really know what to buy or even how to buy thing if we don't know what is the reason.
Basically both not a shopper at all.
Me : We suppose to buy here? (same question like just now)
My sis : Issshhhh...I don't know how to to do this?
Me : Na dou!!! Ottoeke???? (me too!!! what should I do? - yup yup my korean words naturally came out)
My sis : But to our parent ? we need buy something right???
Me : It is must???? don't buy cannot?
My sis : isssshhh!!!! pity them le...
Me : mmmmmmm...first day only la...let us build up our courage first.Now let us go find dinner.
My sis : mmmm...you are right! first night only...ok dinner first.but where???
Me : We walk and find le...
After walking up and down up and down on the same street then we decided to go in this Salima Vietnamese food. Yup yup...my sis happily printed this out from don't know other blogs ...I guess.
My sis tried Chicken Pho and rose calamansi aka sirap limau (chehhh...macam tak de kat malaysia?)
Me tried: Seafood crispy noodles
finished our first night dinner...then walk out the street vendors was busy preparing to open their stalls.Yup! night market in front of Ben Thanh Market is opening soon.
Amaze with Viet people...they really fully utilise the field to the max.
Full of healthy activities.
* Martial arts (see in photo)
* Cock feather kicking
* Flutes club
* Kick boxing club
* Dance classes - samba,cha cha, tango, classic,ballroom...many
Seriously. jaw dropping see how they make use of that field in front of Ben Thanh market at night.
no wonder the are thin and look fit.
They move a lot!
Not like us here...sit, eat, sit and eat and sit and eat and sleep....
Then back at hotel..
My sis : Want to see M-Tiful MV?
Me...peep in her mobile phone.
Me : aissshhh...cannot beat Big Bang and Boyfried la..
My sis : Apparently this M-Tiful Duo is very popular in Vietnam.
Me : Is it???? I go shower first!!!!