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Vietnamese Pho noodle soup is everywhere and it’s good all year round

vietnamese pho beef noodle soup the best

vietnamese pho beef noodle soup the best

Now a day when we go to any Vietnamese restaurant, chances are, they have Pho noodle soup. Pho is one of the best soup there are for the Vietnamese community. Some restaurant does cook it much better than others, some cook with natural ingredient, some with pre-made ingredient, kind of difficult to tell the different, some even say adding a little bit of MSG will make it taste better, hmm maybe that’s the secret ingredient , but too much MSG not good for one’s health, so stay away from too much MSG, a little bit MSG is fine. For me cooking home Pho especially at home, never taste the same as the restaurant, 1st I live in the East Coast and don’t have all the herb vegetable including the bean sprout readily available, so even if I cook the soup good and has the meat ball and beef but missing those herb vegie doesn’t make it taste as good. The best I at are Pho Ha and Pho Hoa in Philadelphia PA, those are good and closest to me, 45-60mins drive, worth the drive but hec the parking is crazy, like new york, you could be going around in a circle for 30mins without finding a parking space on a weekend.

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Vietnamese in Vietnam drinks a lot of beer and almost daily

vietnamese vietnam drinking daily is typical

vietnamese vietnam drinking daily is typical

I thought in Germany is where people drinks beer after work daily, but in Vietnam it’s even worst, whether you’re a professional or average person trying to earn a living to the poor and the richest, they all love drinks and chit chat at the end of the day of hard work, I guess to release the stress. The bad side of this is, yes, they have lots of fun, but what about the beer and alcohol, what does that do their body, well they probably know but doesn’t care, because the fun they have is better than caring for the future of their health, it’s like making $10 and spending all $10 for fun now than saving the $10 for the future but cannot have as much fun. I’m ok with drinking during big party, celebration, but not daily after work or sometime even at work. In Vietnam it’s a little bit different, some company even have beer onsite lol. They drink beer replacing water lol. Yes I had tons of fun with Vietnamese friends while I was back there, but doing it daily I don’t think is a good idea, I drink because it necessary to kills all the germs or food posioning if any, after drinking a few beer your blood temperature rise and I can feel it, that’s where all the germs and any poision from the food will died hahahah. The really bad side about drinking beer too much are, even woman join the fun, here in the US it’s less since we really understood the effect alcohol have – some people got drunk and do stupid things, beat up their wife and children, cause car fatality accident and so on.

 

everyone drinks beers in the world

everyone drinks beers in the world

 

alcohol beers effects your health in the future

alcohol beers effects your health in the future

 

dui drunk drinks beer alcohol and fast car result accident death

dui drunk drinks beer alcohol and fast car result accident death

I would buy this for $800,000 even if I don’t have that kind of money but I would buy it some how

Spectacular Irish hotel, massive discount price $860,000

Spectacular Irish hotel, massive discount price $860,000

 

No Blarney. The $6 million Sandhouse Hotel located in Donegal, Ireland, was purchased for $860,000.

 

It’s as much as a small, two-bedroom apartment might cost on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. But in Ireland, Paul Diver has purchased a spectacular 55 bedroom hotel overlooking the Donegal coastline for a mere $860,000, down from the $6 million price the original owners sought for the Sandhouse Hotel three years ago.

RINGLING BROS. & BARNUM & BAILEY PRESENTS DRAGONS and kids party neighbor’s house

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 »

Amsterdam Netherland Poland Europe

I was on a business trip for my company help setup a logistics warehouse in Frankfurt, Germany. First time in Europe, I took a flight from San Francisco to JFK I believe and from there to London then to Frankfurt Germany, it was along flight. Since I have a week end in Germany and had a friend in Poland I’ve decided to take a drive there. I asked another co-worker to go with me. We took my rental car it’s the newest model Volvo during the the time with, this car equiped with turbo charge and onstar system, it has heated leather seat as well, and folding mirror to squueze through small narrow road. Continue Reading »

Frankfurt Germany

My first business trip to Europe was Frankfurt Germany. Purpose of the trip was to help setup a logistics warehouse operations in Frankfurt, Germany for Applied Materials Inc. First time in Europe, I took a flight from San Francisco to JFK I believe and from there to London then to Frankfurt Germany, it was along flight. This was my first time to Europe. The airline was British Airway. The flight was typical, waiting at multiple airports for flight change connections. “london heathrow airport” was the connection to Frankfurt Germany my final destination. There wasn’t any delay, just long waiting connection, I was able to explore around and did some shopping and had some foods, good thing it’s in English, British English that is. Continue Reading »

Japan

This was a business trip for my company. I took a flight from San Francisco directly to Tokyo Japan. It was American airline flight, nice and comfortable flight, wasn’t bad at all. Landed in Tokyo Narita International Airport, it was big, but similar to other international airport, except maybe it’s a little bit cleaner. I called my co worker on a cell phone whom took a different flight but arrived almost same time. I got through custom clearance and try to find my way to the hotel.

I noticed the airport staff, they all smile a little bit more here than at other airport. They seems to be very kind,

Louisville KY USA

Business trip at least 10 times.

Taiwan Taipei Hsin-Chu

First outside of the country USA traveling for business, at least 4-5 times here.

Mexico

Family and friends drove from San Jose, CA to Mexico north and central Mexico near the coast celebrate 4th of July.