Go to sleep early people 1 hour early in order to adapt to the time change 1 hour ahead +1 hour

November 8, 2010 | Educations |

Go to sleep early people 1 hour early in order to adapt to the time change 1 hour ahead +1 hour

[caption id="attachment_832" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="time change now 1 hour ahead march 11th 2012"][/caption] Tonight or should I say early tomorrow morning when the clock hit 12am or 1am, it should +1 hour, meaning if it's 12am then it's actually 1am, if 1am then it's 2am, ensur...

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Vietnamese women ladies girls day is today March 8 2012

November 8, 2010 | Educations |

Vietnamese women ladies girls day is today March 8 2012

[caption id="attachment_739" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="vietnam vietnamese women's day ladies girls march 2012"][/caption] Well if you're Vietnamese and especially the ladies including women girls, you would probably know today is the special day for you, the men suppose to trea...

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1.8 hard drive? zif drive? what is it?

November 8, 2010 | Educations |

1.8 hard drive? zif drive? what is it?

[caption id="attachment_1480" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="what is a zif drive hard drive laptop various size 1.8 2.5 3.5 ssd"][/caption] Well turns out there are other sizes of laptop hard drive other than the typical 2.5 Yes it call a ZIF drive 1.8 inch, normally use on ipod or othe...

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Foggy morning March 16th 2012 Coatesville PA my back yard :)

November 8, 2010 | Educations |

Foggy morning March 16th 2012 Coatesville PA my back yard :)

[caption id="attachment_1102" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="foggy morning march 16th 2012 coatesville pa 19320 my back yard"][/caption] Early spring morning from my back yard patio, whatever you call it, got to clean this patio before spring end. Over the past few days we had very nice...

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Bong Hoa Muoi Gio - 10 o'clock Vietnam flowers very special and unique

November 8, 2010 | Educations |

Bong Hoa Muoi Gio - 10 o'clock Vietnam flowers very special and unique

[caption id="attachment_981" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="bong hoa 10 gio vietnam 10 o'clock flower"][/caption] There's a flower in Vietnam called "Hoa Muoi Gio" "Bong 10 gio" ""hoa mười giờ" có lẽ vì hoa chỉ nở khi nắng cao lúc đứng " I can translate it to ...

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School in Vietnam Tan Thoi – Tieu Hoc

The school that I went to from Kindergarten to 4th grade was “Truong Tieu Hoc – Tan Thoi”, it was small and next to Catholic Church “Nha Tho Rach Cau”. I started Kindergarten at the age of 5 I think, at the time I remember my mom had to go with me learning the alphabet and numbers. I didn’t really pay attention to the teachers maybe because I have no idea what she was saying, I copy the person next to me whatever he/she written down on a small chalk board. At the time each student have a small chalk board size of a modern day clipboard, teacher would write something on the big chalk board then we either copy it or answer it on our small chalk board, we mostly sing, and memorize favorite poetry. That’s Kindergarten.

1st grade, I don’t remember much, but I remember a dark a sky outside, maybe due to the rainy stormy weather, there was no electricity, no AC or Heater, not light of any kind, matter of fact no window. The school room was basically a four walls with many big wide open windows and and main door, we had enough light sometime, but sometime when it’s stormy outside it can get dark and we can’t seem to see much on the board or write anything. I remember having my first actual pen, it call “but May” mechanical pen, basically it’s a pen that you either dip into an ink bottle or suck the ink into the pen top compartment to store the ink, it has variety of colors ink, my favorite is leafy green, the most famous color I believe is violet “muc tim”.

But May Vietnam

But May Vietnam

2nd grade, I don’t remember much either, but I remember each morning I walked to school sometime seeing other students walking along together, talking and joking around. Once we reached the school entrance, there were plenty of snacks and toys peddler to enjoy if you have the money. My parents gave me some money each morning for snack and stuff, there is no such thing as lunch when I attended school here, we go for ice cold drink or snacks. Morning, Afternoon snacks all the same, my favorite is “nem”. Second favorite “Trai Au”, this snack you can actually play (choi da au) with, get another person to hook the end and pull it, whoever end broke that person loose. My favorite drink beside the cold ice drink during the summer is “Nuoc Mia”, squuezed Vienamese sugar cane with “trai tac”, we can also chew the sugar cane by itself, good for your teeth, keep it clean, similar to bubble gum.

Nem goi la chuoi

Trai Au

Trai Au

Nuoc Mia

Nuoc Mia

3rd grade at “Truong Tieu Hoc – Tan Thoi” I got suspended with among other students for singing “…co giao em la co giao dzom, ngoi chom hom rach quan …” basically the song was make up by 5th grade students and they taught us singing it so we sang it and unfortunately our teacher heard us and we all got suspended. On that day I believe the principal came and asked us to leave and ask our parents to come the next day to discuss the situation. I got wip hard in the butt and yelled at, but got over it. My mom and dad at the time was a teacher as well, teaching math in high school. It was an embarrassment for them as well.

truong hoc - tieu hoc

truong hoc - tieu hoc

4th grade, lots of excitements.

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