Despite civilization’s modern advances, many superstitions still exist around the world, including in Vietnam. Beliefs in the supernatural first began in ancient times, and have persisted throughout history. Irrational fears of the number 13, lucky charms, rituals for wealth and good health are all relics of a time long past, though still prevalent today. In Vietnam, for example, students would avoid eating eggs before a big exam for fear of getting a "0" mark, or banana for fear of failing due to the slippery nature of its peel. … [Read more...] about Superstitions are fine, until they are not
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For our next meet-up, he picked me up at night and drove to Elysian Park. While we walked through the park, I could see bits of downtown’s skyline. We passed a playground, and he did pull-ups on the monkey bars. He lay on the grass and let me lie on his jacket next to him. I listened as he talked about the parties he went to as an undergraduate and how he missed Hong Kong’s high-rises. He told me about a music festival he went to in Echo Park. His last relationship wasn’t monogamous, he said, but he preferred dating one person at a time. … [Read more...] about We grew up close by, but our paths never crossed. Was it fate to meet now?
Chop the goat meat into cubes of 2cm In a pot with about an inch-deep oil, heat well Add a pinch of salt to the pot until it boils Add the whole shallots and cook until golden brown and the oil deeply boils Then add the chopped meat, turn with a slotted ladle Press on a piece of meat until it gets slightly hardened, then the meat is cooked Use a slotted ladle to take the meat out on a heated plate, serve right away with fish sauce … [Read more...] about Stir-fried goat cubes
From Lang village, visitors walk about 5 km along the hillside before reaching the foot of Po Ma Lung, from which climbers ascend 20 km to the top. The road hugs local irrigation channels before skirting a mighty waterfall. … [Read more...] about Po Ma Lung Mountain a favourite spot for climbers