Wowee~! It seems like a million years have past since my last entries. As of now, I’m not sure if my sisters have made it back to Canada, but I’m sure everything’s in good order.
They visited over the holidays and that made everything around here crazy but super duper fun. Being the whirlwind semi-disaster that I am, I had them sightseeing and meeting ppl like you might not believe, and so it was only natural that every one of us got sick. Food poisoning, fainting, headaches, plane sickness, stomach gurgling, delirium etc. hit us and so we were the forever ill bunch, but that doesn’t mean we didn’t have fun.
We hung out with grandma in Cam Duc and spent New Year’s in Nha Trang with new friends and relatives of friends and it was sooooooooo fun. In case you haven’t noticed, almost everything in Vietnam is soooooooo fun selon moi.
The highlights were:
SAIGON pt II: hot rock massage, going out late (til 2:30), and drinking Biere LaRue in a park!
KARAOKE: although Danang is seriously lacking in music newer than 1995, it was my first time going with friends and it was fun, fun, fun. We had a battle: the Nguyen’s against the Vu’s and I think the Vu’s won for their singing ability, but the Nguyen’s are definitely the most enthusiastic!
Christmas Eve: carolling at the new 6 star resort for its first guests, visiting the EMW Village of Hope orphanage where we ate cake and danced with the kids, eating a full French Christmas dinner and causing some commotion when one of our members fainted in the dining room! We spoke French the entire evening so that also was fabuleux !
LATE NIGHTS cruising in Danang: normally this city sleeps at 10pm but for the first time ever, we saw late night noodle spots and at 1:30am, the bridge opens up so that ships can pass through and ppl hang out there to watch! Oh troi oi, Danang has a small party side afterall!
MEETING new ppl, ok mostly boys! Perhaps boys are friendlier or easier to spot, but for whatever reason, I met a whole bunch on my latest excursions and it was great 🙂 Yipee for travelling blokes, especially trilingual ones 😉
OKIE DOKIE, that’s enough for now:) Back to work and observing classes and meeting professors.
CIAO for now 🙂