Saturday, December 12, 2015

Gahn Yau Beach!

Gahn Yau beach!! I love it, the first time I went there was 12th November, a month ago! Haha finally have the mood to blog about it.

Ju and Cici brought me there. Ju told me it's a beach with cliffs (not exactly, but it's big tall stones and rocks)

I didn't expect anything really nice, so I was really surprised when I got there. We went at 8am, since we had to work in the afternoon.

We had some drinks and snacks first, just sitting and chilling and chatting :D
I was just staring at the water, mesmerized by the clearness.

Crystal clear!!

After we're done drinking and snacking, we went to the right side of the beach.

There were a wall, so of course I had to climb it lol.

Some leaves by the wall which I thought was pretty!

Another wall! But this was in ruins, not a proper wall. Still had to climb it haha.

Nyehehhehhe. This reminds me of lion king hahahahha.

Rocky beach

At a certain part, the colors are reddish orange and yellow. Water is perfectly clear, it's just the rocks that's colored.

 Panorama. So pretty right?!

It was so peaceful!
I wish I could stay there the whole day and swim.

But I had to work in the afternoon, and stupid me didn't bring a change of clothes cause I didn't expect I would want to swim there.

Anyway, we then turn back and walked to the left side of the beach.

We found a starfish!

There's a small but long bridge along the rocky side! It's a bit unstable and I was so afraid that the plank would snap in half under my weight lol. At some part it's quite high up as well, I was slightly afraid ._.

But omg it's so prettttyyyy.

Tree leaves and branched above us while we walk :)

At one part, there is this cave like hollow.

More climbing lol

And as we walk further along.....

Tiny cliffs!!!

Ju and Cici and I!

It was quite high I guess? 
But while I was getting climbing around, I tore my shorts hahahaha.

There is about a 2.5inch hole at the back of my shorts. So yeah, flashing mah buttcheeks ahhahahahha.

And oh, there were tiny cute fishies!

Not visible in pictures, but the water is so pretttyyyy!

Then we turn back...

At the same time taking picture haha.

We then went into a restaurant by the beach.


We had some squid and scallops, but lol no picture. It was alright, but it's expensive. I don't remember the price though LOL

But yeah, comparing to other places, it was expensive.

When we're done with the meal, Cici bought durian!

Taste wise, it's just meh. The flash was dry. But it's sweet.

Would not have it again though lol.
The durians that I had in Malaysia were way better.

So yeah, after the meal we went back.

In this one month, I've been to this beach a total of 3 times.

After seeing how beautiful it is, I just had to go back to swim and snorkel.
There were some corals, but it's the hard type and not really that pretty.

Plenty of fish though!

And they're quite tame, especially those really small fishes. They'll come really near to you :3

Haha it was Ju's first time swimming among corals and fishes, and I can see she's kinda freaked out at first. Since she didn't have a goggles and can't see what's below here lol.

I lend her mine, and we took turns using it. 

Cici just chill at the beach haha.

As for the third time I went, it was only 4 days ago actually. It was only Ju and me, and we walked to the beach LOL

Took us 1 hour 30 minutes hahahhaa.
But it was fine, I enjoyed the walk since there is the woods on both of our side, and I saw a pair of hornbills!

Also I have good company.

I hate the motors and lorries passing by though, so noisy and dirty :/

Pretty nature along the way!

We then swam for 1 hour and 30 minutes. This time we swam further out, and I saw more species of fishes :3

There were also like big round coral stone, and it was pink! So pretty.It's shaped like a barrel.

No pictures at the beach cause I was just enjoying haha.
After that we went and eat at a nearby restaurant.

We had bbq squid with ladies fingers!
Also a plate of stir fried seafood noodles, but it's not in the picture.

Plus a bottle of sim wine, a special local wine produced by sim fruit. One of the island's specialty haha.

We drank about 60% of it before I call quits lol. I'm sure Ju can drink more, but she won't drink unless I do. Welp sorry I failed lel.

I was soooooooo red.
And soooooooo dizzy.

When I walk I feel like I was flying.
And when I got back to the staff house, everyone stared at me and asked Ju where did we go, and she laughed at me lol. 

I don't think I was even walking straight? Meh I don't know haha.

I don't think I was drunk, but I slept at once when i got back. And when I woke up, headache fml.

Oh well I guess that's it lol. 


Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Vietnam - Mixed up updates from the past month


Since quite a lot of things happened, I'm just going to mix up everything in a blog post...No specific order of when it  happened, since meh I just want the memories of it to stay.

Night when we went for seafood

We went at around 11.30pm I think. It was a weird feeling for me, since I barely know Cici, and Ju as well. And to go out late at night into goodness knows where haha.

We sat on tiny tables and chairs

The place is literally beside the jungle lol. Trees were around us, and bugs were flying around. Got bitten by so many mosquitoes, and also a weird big bug flew onto my hand and I panicked..

Stunned for 5 seconds, I just held out my hand hoping someone would take it away, but Cici were sort of screaming hahaha. Ju asked me to shake it off which I did. Thank god it flew away..

We had crabs!



Sorry not sorry, crabs.

Also had squid and octopus.

I was struggling with de-shelling the crab lol...Ju, being the gentleman she is, de-shelled some for me :'D 

We stayed till around 2.30am I think, and by that time there were no more taxi to bring us back to our staff house...It's a 25 minutes walk back.
Plus, it was raining.

Cici asked the man at the food stall to give us a ride back, and he kindly did.
On a motorbike.
Yep, 4 people on a motorbike.
In the dark. 
In the rain.
On some horrible jungle dirt road with crazy lots of potholes.

This is what we passed by as well

I took this picture another day.
But yeah, imagine that at night, we were passing by this with no light except from the motorbike.
Was so creepy, yet in such a beautiful way lol.

Definitely a night to remember.
I remembered I was praying that nothing will happen and I won't die lol...

Okay moving on, to.... 

A swim in the morning!

I could swim at the hotel's beach, but sadly the staff couldn't.
So we walked to this beach where they could swim. It's near the same place where we had seafood.
Went with Ju and Cici again.

We had breakfast at the seafood place.

Something like "Chee Cheong Fun"

Without sauces. Quite nice.

We had to walk through this crazy muddy road to get to the beach.

 Some random pictures

Pretty flowers

Ju and I swam, while Cici took selfies lol.
Before we even swam she was taking so many pictures.

And lol before I swam, I threw sand balls at Ju hahahhaa.

I was like, "Hey, you brought a change of clothes right?"
As soon as she said yes, I grinned and gathered sand balls in my hand. Before she could run away I threw it smack onto her hahahhaha.

Of course a tiny fun battle happened after that :D

It was just good to swim and chill.

Then the journey back...Muddy road again, and I ruined my slippers lol.

Tried to was it off, but the stains is crazy sigh.

Random ramble about my walk

Lol...I don't know how to exactly title this, but as I said in my previous posts, (I think I did mention it), I have to walk for 10 minutes from the staff house to get to the hotel.

Now, I could call a buggy to pick me up, but I find it too troublesome. It's also easy for me to call a buggy to go back, since I just need to go to the reception, but during the night I prefer to walk.

It's just so quiet and peaceful, and I pass by this lake.

Lake and road

View of the hotel when I'm almost back at staff house

The 'castle' I live in lol

But yeah, there's also days of laziness when I'll just hop onto a buggy lel.

Talking about buggy, there is this driver that talked to me for the first time...
I was walking back, and he was passing buy, so he told me to hop on.

Normal greetings, nothing happened.

The second time I was walking, and he came from behind me on a electric bicycle.
I was pretty sure he saw me and hopped on just to give me a ride lmao.

So yeah, he gave me a ride , then asked for my phone number LOL
Which I gave to him hahahahhaha.

Ended up going out with him on one of my off days...

Went to Dương Đông Town with him, and he bought me to a breakfast of Pho.

Just talked and eat, then we walked to the temple at the jetty, and just sit and talk again..
Was kinda awkward for me, since his English is not really at conversation level, but lol I can see he was trying hard to converse....

After a while we went for ice-cream! Which he kindly bought for me as well..
Yeah, quite a gentleman. Lol

But yeah, nothing happened la...Just a normal outing.
I don't know why I decided to went anyway, guess I was trying to break away from myself.

Random supper nights again

Along the month, I went out late at night for food and coffee quite a few times.

There's this once when I went with a bigger bunch,
The two new face are Hang and Nhi haha. And I probably spelled their name wrong :x

 Another night Ju and I went for coffee, and I tried the duck egg...With a developed duck embryo inside. Yeah, it looks and sounds gross, but honestly it was quite yummy. Lol

On some other night, Ju and Cici and I went for seafood again. 
This time we had corns, which were crazy delicious!!!!
And nails. Which it freaking hard to remove from the shells.

Ju was laughing at me cause I took so long, in the end she tried to help me but I wouldn't let her lol. Told her it's like a game to me hahahaha.

 A rule that I dislike

Okay I get it, they don't want any guests (kids especially) banging randomly on the piano, but I don't see why people that knows how to play shouldn't play...

I asked my manager, and he's like no no no...

Lol he even said, "Why would they wanna do that when you play so beautifully?"


But yeah, a no from him is still a no....Oh well, meh :/
I know I can probably bend the rule, but it depends on situation I guess.

And yeah guests do ask if they can play..There was this once when a father wants her teenage daughter to play lol.

And another time an old uncle tried to play, at first he was improvising a really lovely but sad tune. It sounded a bit off at some point, but seriously it was lovely despite those off notes.

Then he started playing silent night, not really good but er, ok la. From then I can see, he probably never had any lesson before but was just playing by ears I guess.

He stopped when I had to begin my set, but after I finished playing and went for dinner, I heard him banging about, and oh my god it was horrible lol. Whatever lovely tune he played earlier, vanished. It sounds like a bunch of kids banging on the piano at once...

Well, I guess this is why my manager insists on the rule :s

Random ink

Drew this on my arm for fun, and people thought it was real hahahhaa.

Crocodile meat

Tried crocodile meat :x
It taste like a cross between pork and chicken, with quite a spicy flavor to it lol

Selfie spam

Night I went drinking

Drank beer! This was yesterday actually hahha.
I dislike beer to be honest, but yeah I can take the local beer cause it's so mild hahaha.

But still...I got incredibly tipsy after 1 and a half can :S

And at half a can, I'm red!!!!

I went with the staffs from the bar, almost 10 of them I think. Or more than that. 

Cake is because it was someone's birthday was near lol

Random picture in the staff house while waiting for other staffs

Yeo!!!!!! (Their version of cheers, not sure if spelled correctly)

Couldn't really see my, Hang blocked my face hahaha.

But yeah, towards the end I was feeling so light headed, and I couldn't really grasp much sense anymore lol. 

It was quite fun la, but er I guess I prefer smaller company.

Man since when have I become so introverted..

Well I guess that's it for now. 

I'm still hoping to write a seperate blog post on Gahn Yau beach and Tranh waterfall lol.

Coming in the future!