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Last meal in Vietnam

Last meal in Vietnam

Butter actually doesn't look disgusting for once LOL

Butter actually doesn’t look disgusting for once LOL

Goodbye, Saigon!

Goodbye, Saigon!

Hello, Thailand!

Hello, Thailand!

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Thai money

Thai money

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So many wires O__O

So many wires O__O

@ Best Western Plus

@ Best Western Plus

@ le restaurant picking and choosing what to eat

@ le restaurant picking and choosing what to eat

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Pad Thai!! I've been looking forward to this.

Pad Thai!! I’ve been looking forward to this.

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What the heck...LOL

What the heck…LOL

 

Pretty Thai fashion!

Pretty Thai fashion!

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Kate Middleton time!

Kate Middleton time!

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Ted!

Ted!

Mangoes in Thailand are so sweet!

Mangoes in Thailand are so sweet!

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Wowww, so fabulous!

Wowww, so fabulous!

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The blue couches of Ruby River are so comfy!

The blue couches of Ruby River are so comfy!

Heading to "Pho Hung" for breakfast!

Heading to “Pho Hung” for breakfast!

So many onions O__O. The pho was pretty good overall, though! $2.75 for the meal :)

So many onions O__O. The pho was pretty good overall, though! $2.75 for the meal 🙂

I found a dead ant on my spoon...

I found a dead ant on my spoon…

Crazy traffic in Saigon

Crazy traffic in Saigon

Can you spot what's weird about this photo?

Can you spot what’s weird about this photo?

There's a real kitten on the upper left hand side! Why would you bring your pet to work...

There’s a real kitten on the upper left hand side! Why would you bring your pet to work…

I ate a fruit from the stall anyway and turned into a...kitten!

I ate a fruit from the stall anyway and turned into a…kitten!

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Mmmm, banh bot loc!

Mmmm, banh bot loc!

Eating banh beo for the millionth time. By the way, I found out the white part is actually pork skin LOL. The dish doesn't sound too appetizing to me now.

Eating banh beo for the millionth time. By the way, I found out the white part is actually pork skin LOL. The dish doesn’t sound too appetizing to me now.

Some yummy satays

Some yummy satays

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The chefs put drugs in this. It's more delicious than it looks!

The chefs put drugs in this. It’s more delicious than it looks!

Carrot rooster!

Carrot rooster!

It's okay to have a weird pic like this because I'm a tourist

It’s okay to have a weird pic like this because I’m a tourist

MC's Xiao Xiao is haunting me!

MC’s Xiao Xiao is haunting me!

The mall doesn't look like it belongs to Vietnam LOL. Looks too legit.

The mall doesn’t look like it belongs to Vietnam LOL. Looks too legit.

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A church. The French designed this, back when they took over Vietnam.

A church. The French designed this, back when they took over Vietnam.

Saigon's post office! Again, a french design.

Saigon’s post office! Again, a french design.

Spring rolls again and still doesn't taste as good as my mom's.

Spring rolls again and still doesn’t taste as good as my mom’s.

Cua rang me = tamarind crab

Cua rang me = tamarind crab

 

Dang, these things are still being watched

Dang, these things are still being watched

People on roadside selling chicken to eat :(

People on roadside selling chicken to eat 😦

Higher end living in Saigon

Higher end living in Saigon

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Tallest building in Saigon

Tallest building in Saigon

 

 

 

 

 

Last day in Danang!! Thank goodness.

Last trio picture.

Last trio picture. Adios amigas!

Danang aiport. Let's get out of here alreaaady!

Danang aiport. Let’s get out of here alreaaady!

I'm all smiles from here.

I’m all smiles from here.

I'm coming home soon!!!

I’m coming home soon!!!

After a short, 1 hour plane ride, we reached Saigon!

When you hear "Mercedes Benz", you don't think of these.

When you hear “Mercedes Benz”, you don’t think of this.

Our hotel

Our hotel

Even though this hotel was given 3 stars, the service was tres excellent! Everyone there is suuuper polite. It was a 5-star experience for me.

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The bedroom and washroom are relatively clean, which is a must for me.

Cho Benh Thanh - the largest supermarket in Saigon!

Cho Benh Thanh – the largest supermarket in Saigon!

We brought the rain to Saigon LOL

We brought the rain to Saigon LOL

Fact 1: Saigon is more populated than Danang, which means there are more motorcycles and cars on the streets in Saigon than Danang! The traffic is noticeably more dense in Saigon. However, the city also has more high-rise buildings and has legit shopping malls.

Fact 2: As of 2011, the population in Saigon is 7.5 million while Vancouver is only around 600,000. Holy moly!

@ chen restaurant! The owner is Taiwanese.

@ Chen Restaurant! The owner is Taiwanese.

Oh my goddddd, I miss this!!!

Oh my goddddd, I miss this!!!

Auntie Yen and Auntie Kim.

Auntie Yen and Auntie Kim

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This was expensive ($10.5) but it was sooo worth it! The salmon sashimi definitely tastes different than Vancouver's, in a good way!

This was expensive ($10.5) but it was sooo worth it! The salmon sashimi definitely tastes different than Vancouver’s, in a good way! Drooooool.

Festoon me with food

Festoon me with food

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I should be eating legit Vietnamese food but...heh.

I should be eating legit Vietnamese food but…heh.

I love how they display their rice!

I love how they display their rice!

Saigon's new shopping mall--Vincom Center A.

Saigon’s new shopping mall–Vincom Center A.

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le chateau!

le chateau, you are right!

Bubble tea, I have finally found you!!

Bubble tea, I have finally found you!!

So exotic

So exotic

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This fan plays music. Coolios!

This fan plays music. Coolios!

Food court area

Food court area

Con ga trong = rooster! LOL My dad was born in the year of the rooster

Con ga trong = rooster! LOL My dad was born in the year of the rooster

Yogurt toppings!

Yogurt toppings! Looks so whimsical.

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Cakes @ TOUSlesJOURS

Cakes @ TOUSlesJOURS

I wanna eat this!!

I wanna eat this!!

Apple

Apple

Love the art in these pastries

Love the art in these pastries

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Vincom Center B! The older Vincom building.

Vincom Center B! The older Vincom building.

Looks pretty new to me!

Looks pretty new to me!

Stalking

Stalking

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LOL

LOL

Woww, so nice!

Woww, so nice!

That's how their food court roll.

Street style, food court style

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Vietnamese pudding

Vietnamese pudding

On day 12, it was a full moon night, which was a big deal for some people who believe in buddhism. They would go visit a temple and make their prayers. My mom, passionate about the religion, went to a temple along with some of her friends and I tagged along too. Although I don’t believe in buddhism, or any religion, I was still interested in going for the experience. Sorry if I’m offending anyone for what I’ve said so far. We went to “Chua Linh Ung”, which was a very well-known temple that houses the tallest Guanyin statue in Southeast Asia (67 m high).

Guanyin from afar!

Guanyin statue from afar! You can also see the full moon.

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In a pagoda.

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Beautiful lily pads!

Beautiful lily pads!

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Look how many people came to this temple!

Look how many people came to this temple!

View of Danang from the temple!

View of Danang from the temple!

Buddha sitting under a Bodhi tree. Just like how I once saw him in "Monkey King"!

Buddha sitting under a Bodhi tree. Just like how I once saw him in “Monkey King”!

Last day volunteering at this school :(. Oanh and Thu Phuong, I will miss you both!

Last day volunteering at this school :(. Oanh and Thu Phuong, I will miss you both!

Long, thanks for always saying to me :) I definitely felt very welcomed!

Long, thanks for always saying to me 🙂 I definitely felt very welcomed!

Being part of this wonderful art class was one of the best learning experiences that I've ever had. Ever. Thanks Chloe (the only blonde-haired girl in the photo) for letting me help out in your class!

Being part of this wonderful art class was one of the best learning experiences that I’ve ever had. Ever. Big thanks to Chloe (the only blonde-haired girl in the photo) for letting me help out in your class! You’re such an inspiring gal.

Mang cau! Also known as "custard apple".

Mang cau! Also known as “custard apple”.

Watching a kdrama in my hotel room with a box of durian alllll byyy myselfffffff :(

Watching a kdrama in my hotel room with a box of durian alllll byyy myselfffffff 😦

Confession: I turned lez.

Confession: I turned lez to wiggle away from the pain of being lonely.

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My hair likes to sway in the direction that my head tilts at.

My hair likes to sway in the direction that my head tilts at. I’m cool that way.

Meet Van! 21. Single. Knows how to live life. Call me for more details.

Meet Van! 21. Single. Knows how to live her life. Call me for more details.

I wanted a small snack so I looked under the "salad" section of the menu. This was what I chose and I could not believe how big of a "salad" dish could be!

I wanted a small snack so I looked under the “salad” section of the menu. This was what I chose and I could not believe how big a “salad” dish could be!

Phuong's dish.

Phuong’s dish.

Ahhhh, I love my Earl Grey tea!

Ahhhh, I love my Earl Grey tea!

The beautiful view!

The beautiful view!

Look how fat I got! #side views don't lie

Look how fat I got! #side views don’t lie

I loved everything here! The view, food, interior design. Everything.

I loved everything here! The view, food, interior design. Everything.

I will visit you again, memory lounge!

I will visit you again, memory lounge!

Helloooo longan and rambutan! Come to mama.

Helloooo longan and rambutan! Come to mama.

Homemade Bun bo hue. Candy's favourite Vietnamese soup! It doesn't have the pork blood that I like! Apparently, it's really dangerous to eat pork blood here because Vietnam is dirty.

Homemade Bun bo hue. Candy’s favourite Vietnamese soup! It doesn’t have the pork blood that I like! Apparently, it’s really dangerous to eat pork blood here because Vietnam is dirty.

Antiques!! I want a gramophone when I have a nice home in the future.

Antiques!! I want a gramophone when I have a nice home in the future.

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My dad said he used to ride one of these to school, back in the day.

My dad said he used to ride one of these to school, back in the day.

#shameless selfie round two

#shameless selfie round two, #why is one eye always bigger than the other

"Bun thit nuong voi banh hoi". There's just too much love going on in this photo.

“Bun thit nuong voi banh hoi”. There’s just too much love going on in this photo.

Unusual Vietnamese pumpkin dish! You can see a better (from the internet) image below.

Unusual Vietnamese pumpkin dish! You can see a better (from the internet) image below.

At the piano no no no noooooo :(  I didn't purposely memorise any pieces before I went on vacation. So when everyone told me to play the piano at the restaurant, I played "Fur Elise" and "Payphone" LOL. Best combo EVAR!

At the piano no no no noooooo 😦
I didn’t purposely memorise any pieces before I went on vacation. So when everyone told me to play the piano at the restaurant, I played “Fur Elise” and “Payphone” LOL. Best combo EVAR!

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#we like to get photos taken in bad lighting

#we like to get photos taken at dark places

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Since the night was still young…we went to a karaoke place!

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Look how passionate my mom looks! #adele mode

Look how passionate my mom looks! #adele mode

Trying to fit in. #outcasts cuz we can't sing even if our lives depended on it

Trying to fit in. #outcasts cuz we can’t sing even if our lives depended on it

Woah woah WOAAAAH. Are my parents singing together??? First time seeing this happen.

Woah woah WOAAAAH. Are my parents singing together??? First time seeing this happen.

I also have a never-before-seen footage of my parents (terrible) duet. LOOOL. They actually sound really bad but it was so funny and entertaining. That’s all that matters, of course!

I thought the flashy lights at the karaoke place was really cool.

I thought the flashy lights at the karaoke place was really cool.

PS: It was my first time going karaoke! I will definitely go to one in Vancouver.

We went to Ngu Hanh Son (Marble Mountian) in the morning! We were supposed to go the day before but then it rained like crazy.

Can you see the five fingers of the mountain?

Can you see the five fingers of the mountain?

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Dong Am Phu = Hell Cave

Dong Am Phu = Hell Cave

The hell cave was closed off from visitors because the light bulbs in there stopped working LOL.

Hell Cave

Hell Cave

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Going up the mountain!

Going up the mountain!

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Diana, why are you wearing jeans when it's 1000 degrees? Because I don't want to get bitten by mosquitoes and get scratched by rocks! #mountain hiking problems

Diana, why are you wearing jeans when it’s 1000 degrees? Because I don’t want to get bitten by mosquitoes and get scratched by rocks! #mountain hiking problems

Beautiful view!!

Beautiful view!!

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An elephant with his trunk! All natural.

An elephant with his trunk! All natural.

Some engravings.

Some engravings.

It's harder to climb than it looks.

It’s actually harder to climb than it looks.

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After climbing this, you will be very close to heaven. Apparently.

After climbing this, you will be very close to heaven. Apparently.

Woww, she has a lot of guts.

Woww, she has a lot of guts.

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Water used to drip down into this vase naturally. People used to drink this water for good luck in health, intelligence, etc.

Water used to drip down into this vase naturally. People used to drink this water for good luck in health, intelligence, etc.

Guanyin's hand holding a bouquet of flowers. All natural rock formation!

Guanyin’s hand holding a bouquet of flowers. All natural rock formation!

From this mountain hike, I turned completely black.

From this mountain hike, I turned completely black.

I can see the other mountain finger from here!

I can see the other mountain finger from here!

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Some people take the elevator to go up the mountain. Like me. LOL.

Some people took the elevator to go up the mountain. Like me. LOL.