Monthly Archives: February 2014

K歌王之王/Kings Of the Kings Concert


I don’t know how I ended up buying tickets to this concert, most of the singers whom I don’t know, except for Zhang Hong Liang  張洪量, whose song 你知道我在等你嗎 I have attempted a few times at KTV. The rest of the singers, Zhao … Continue reading

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Vietnam! Topas Ecolodge Review


Topas Ecolodge is located 45 minutes drive away from Sapa. It is run by a Danish company and thus environmental care plays a huge part in the management of the hotel. Topas Ecolodge houses bungalows with balconies facing rice terraces…that … Continue reading

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Vietnam! Night Train to Sapa


Sapa is a mountainous region in the Northern tip of Vietnam. The area boasts of scenic rice terraces shrouded in clouds, cool weather, and hill tribes with colourful costumes. To reach Sapa, one has to take the night train from … Continue reading

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The Last Quarter of the Moon by Chi ZiJian


This book is translated from Chinese by Bruce Humes. It was highly recommended in a women’s magazine and I noted the title and only just recently saw it in the library. This is an autobiography of an Evenki woman, from … Continue reading

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Vietnam! Hello Hanoi!


The night we landed in Hanoi, we took a walk near our hotel in search of dinner. That’s when I experienced the horrors of Hanoi traffic. In the narrow two-way street in Hanoi Old quarters, pedestrians, cars, trishaws, scooters tussled … Continue reading

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Vietnam! Cruise @ Halong Bay Day 2


This is a continuation from Day 1 post. (https://vickychong.wordpress.com/2014/02/14/vietnam-cruise-at-halong-bay-day-1/) My husband, Mike, woke up early hoping to catch sunrise at Halong Bay. Unfortunately, the sky was cloudy and dawn descended without any sighting of the sun. So at 6.30am, he … Continue reading

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Vietnam! Elite Hotel Review


Elite Hotel is part of the Essence Hanoi Hotel chain. It’s owned by one of Mike’s acquaintant whom he met once in Singapore through his aunt, so he was adamant that we stayed with them. Personally, I was going to … Continue reading

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