I don’t know for sure what’s the exact name of this crab – But I remember finding it during the summer time, it came out of the creek bank mud, a lot of them too crawling around, very colorful, beautiful – It was said that the male is bigger than the female, it has one big arm and the other arm is very small. It eats mud and it’s not year round crab, it cannot be eaten, and very hard to catch, I remember catching one but it died pretty quick or run away. This crab I call it “con hoc tro” translate in English “student crab” lol no idea. More pictures below.
How can I forget the place that I grow up. Well at least to 11 years old or older I think, then became a Vietnamese refugee like many others from Vietnam in Malaysia Paula BiDong Sungei Besi and the Phillipines Bataan I think, can’t remember the exact name. Anyhow, below are pictures and name of fruits and vegetable that I can still remember eating it, picking it and least trying to find it 🙂 Love the sugar can by the bay, that thing can be use to clean your teeth 🙂 like gum here in the USA 🙂 hahahah. Continue reading “My Vietnam country side Cu Lao Que Huong variety of fruits and vegetable that I can remember”
Where I used to live in Vietnam, a place call Cu Lao, Tan Thoi, it get flooded once in a while but it’s not real bad didn’t get into the house though. I used to go catch fish with my bare hand out on the creek “Rach” back of the house. There is a special tree call “Cay Ban” “Cây Bần”, it only grow where there are plenty of water and mud but the root is very strong to keep it from falling, specially it grow near the river bank. I use to harvest the root to create wine cap for my grandma, it’s great for fine cap, just dried it and turn it into wine cap. Be careful though, there’s a special bees that lives on this tree, we call it “ông bần” it was name after this tree. I got stunk a couple times before by these bees, and it hurt swalln for a good hours but it goes away, these bees are not posionous :). The tree has fruit call “Trái Bần” and can taste pretty bad if eat it raw, very bitter sometime and very sour 🙂 but awesome exotic fruit just to get you high hahahahah. The fruit is also good for cooking Vietnamese sour sour “Canh Chua”, I like to go pick it but not much eating it, we have to climb up the tree and get it, the fruit look for very nice, and the flower is beautiful. Especially when the flower start to fall off, it’s beautiful and can be pretty romantic for couple whom peddle their boat pass by it, various colors but mostly white. Continue reading “Rare rural area Vietnam tropical fruit tree Cay Ban “Bông Bần” Trai Ban”
Wow, right now the temperature is 73 degree but feels like 75 to 80 due to a little bit of humidity. And it’s not even spring yet, could it be? the year 2012 12/21/2012? end of the world? It’s very rare to have this kind of temperature now, when it’s not even spring yet, not snow this year, now it’s getting warm already, wondering what the temperature will be in the summer time this year, I can see the electric bill to run AC sky rocket and elder and people will died from heat stroke, hope not, will see, prepare for the summer people, it will be a hot one from that I gather.
There’s a movie that my daughters watch all the time, it’s another of their favorite movies or they just have kids movies that they want to watch all the time, the title of the movie is “How to train your dragon” or is it “how to train a dragon”, by the way version 2 is coming out “How to train your dragon 2”. As I watch it over and over again with my kids, it’s not that I want to, but I have no choice to watch it with them, missing some parts here and there, but I kind of pick up one thing from this movie. The little boy for sure as a character very skinny and small, compare to his father and the rest the Viking villagers. It turns out that the boy uses his clever brain to work with one of the most dangerous dragon and be a team instead of killing it. The village has dragon problems and the people are trying to kill all the dragons as it invaded the village. What I notice is the muscular people there doesn’t use their brain much, they just use their physical strength to defeat the dragon. The little thin skinny boy was able to spent enough time with one of the dangerous dragon and learned quite a few things that he uses during the dragon killing training, he doesn’t kill the dragon, he defeated the dragon by various methods that he had learned. So as a result, if a person want to succeed in life, you don’t have to be muscular strong and good looking, you just need a brain and the will to learn anything, I wouldn’t say learn anything, but just say certain things that can help, that can applied for whatever situation currently happening or will happen.
Strange thing happen at 3AM, all of a sudden I woke up and I couldn’t go back to sleep. Seems like I heard some high bass sounds around the around the house, I walk around the house look out side the window, the moon was bright and can see things clearly outside. Then I notice the trees and tall grass were moving then came to know it was just the wind. I thought some neighbor car playing high bass music, which is next to impossible around here, it’s a pretty good neighborhood :). I came back to sleep lol. My recommendation if you can’t sleep after waking up middle of the night, well you could try counting sheep, listen to opera music, turn on tv with sleep mode 60mins or so but don’t watch, lie down up side down, don’t think of business or anything depressing. Think of vacation paradise or fantasy land, or happiness in the past with friends and families and so on 🙂
Yes! my contract got extended toward May, that’s very good news to me.Being a contractor consultant, month to month basis sometime can be scary 🙂 Although I have many back up plan in place, but plan that has not been thoroughly tested, although it seems likely that it work, but hard to say :), worst case scenarios plan that is. Need to keep on paying for kids savings education, a dollar does matter and as time goes by it grows 🙂
The circus show was awesome, I like it, I was excited when knowing that Sandra Sawyer was involve setting it up, and she is also the person that involve with the set up for Vietnamese music Video Thuy Nga Paris By Night video, it’s awesome. I like the Shaolin monk demo, although it’s nothing new, just some awesome kung fu demo and human power. The motorcycle cage was awesome, how can they fit 6 7 8 motorcycle in that small cage? well they did it some how. It’s kind of like any typical circus show with elephant and and special acts by what human can do what normal human cannot do unless they have talent and practice all their life with perfect execution. We went with 10 other people, friends. Took some video, will post it soon on my HD camcorder, by the way I lost the sun protective cover, oh well. Continue reading “RINGLING BROS. & BARNUM & BAILEY PRESENTS DRAGONS and kids party neighbor’s house”
Got a great night sleep, got enough 8hrs for a change I think 🙂 while back I read some article indicated that sleeping less than 8hrs but >6hours makes you live longer, by how long I don’t remember. I’ve seen single people both adult male and female, all they do is work, go dancing once in a while but never got into serious relationship, they sleep at least 8hrs a day, and exercise and watch tv go places … Do they still look young and healthy? I think so, but what about their personality? morality? well all I can you is they sucks, they don’t care about the world, they care about themselves, they don’t have a husband or wife, they don’t have kids, they have little responsibilities and I can almost say they’re lazy, kick back relax and laugh at people whom married and have kids to take care of, I don’t think that’s nice. So I hope that we don’t have this many people out there, but I’ve witnessed it with my own eye. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve also seen single people with no kids, not lazy, but actually give back to communities, donate and help on many volunteer basis events. So please if you’re single and on a comfort zone, watching tv, sleeping, eating, exercise, life is good, but please go out and help others as well, you don’t have to do it every day, but at least once in a while and make a donation to well known agencies or church or temple, let’s help the world not just for yourself 🙂
Time for techno music and work on my google adsense website. Google adsense been paying sucks lately, pay per click really sucks on certain days. I guess it’s due to not enough advertisers or advertisers runs out of money, not sure how it work. Techno music and working on website is totally awesome! love it. Plan for tomorrow, take kids to Circus, then Vietnamese plaza doing groceries then attend neighbor kid birthday party. Hope I can get 7 hours sleep tonight, it’s been like 5-6hrs sucks.