Last week, I have a business trip to Hanoi, Vietnam for 5 days.
It is an enjoyable trip for me :)
Hanoi is a city located at north of Vietnam.
Population of Vietnam is around 88 million, 3 times more than Malaysia.
The 2 main currency you can use are "Viet Nam Dong (VND)" or USD.
(RM1 is around to 7000 VND).
The main transportation of Vietnam is motorbike instead of car.
The accident rate is 1000+/- per month.
Some of their language is mixed up from Chinese's direct e.g. Cantonese, Hakka, Hokkien, Mandarin etc.
It is quite easy to learn their language.
I have took some photos and share with you.
It is exciting for me talk about food here.
This is the fish noodles.
My customer use to bring us to take breakfast at here.
It is not spicy at all but taste good.
They prefer to eat raw vegetables than cook.
This is the name for order the fish noodles.
Either CANH CA or RO DONG.
About my lunch,
All the food are quite similar to Chinese dishes.
How they prepare the vegetable?
They boil it and serve. Very simple!
This is my first time, i take buffalo dishes.
It is little bit hard for me.
Overall the food is 6.5/10.
About the local beer,
BIA HA NOI - Taste lighter than Tiger.
Strange things i met!
Don't worry, i am not talk about G.H.O.ST.
First, I share bedroom with my customer (Male).
I am feel not easy when i take a bath.
I also feel not easy when i want to make cake.
Just feel want to finish it within 1 minutes.
Do you know what is the reason behind?
Let the photos below answer my question.
At the factory,
There are 2 signboard to indicate male and female toilet as below:
First, i am wonder which one i should enter.
I ask my customer and he told me "The black color smile face is Male"
Why? The male is black face instead of white color?
If you are Chinese, you not need to worry.
NAM is mean Male and NU is mean Female in Cantonese right?
Please don't leave you things behind.
Because, the Boom specialist will come to investigate your luggage very soon.
Don't make they busy!
I am cheated at Airport?
I learnt from this lesson and i hope others will take note of it.
When i am waiting to check in from Hanoi to Bangkok for another business trip.
One of Chinese guy, he come to me...
He: "Can you speak mandarin?"
Me: "Yes, i do".
He: "I am Lim from Shanghai. Where are you from?
Me: "I am from Malaysia"
He: "I need your help"
Me: "What is the problems?" (I think he want to ask money from me)
He: "I want to buy air ticket but i lack of 90USD. Can you borrow me?
Me: "I have only 700,000 VND". (He want money from me)
He:"I need more...to make up to 90USD... You can give me MY too"
I don't know why... i give him some!
(I know the money will never return, but i give him too)
(Am i poisoned by the black magic? hehehe)
And, he give me his name card as below:
He told me that he will return the money to me.
Anyhow, If you meet this same situation like me...
Please reject it!
What a poor CHVoon cheated by CEO???
To be continue... at Bangkok, Thailand 2011