Only in America meets Only in Vietnam

And this is why I'm not getting my massage today. Braving the wet is an unnecessary risk given I'm not being paid to do it.

Posted via email from RockPortrait in Vietnam

Australia is the fastest moving continent on Earth.

It travels at a speed of 5 inches per year, sildenafil site and
in a north-easterly direction.  That means it has traveled approximately 215 inches (5.5 metres) since I was born!

And this is why I'm not getting my massage today. Braving the wet is an unnecessary risk given I'm not being paid to do it.

Posted via email from RockPortrait in Vietnam

Australia is the fastest moving continent on Earth.

It travels at a speed of 5 inches per year, site and
in a north-easterly direction.  That means it has traveled approximately 215 inches (5.5 metres) since I was born!

And this is why I'm not getting my massage today. Braving the wet is an unnecessary risk given I'm not being paid to do it.

Posted via email from RockPortrait in Vietnam

Australia is the fastest moving continent on Earth.

It travels at a speed of 5 inches per year, and
in a north-easterly direction.  That means it has traveled approximately 215 inches (5.5 metres) since I was born!
Australia is the fastest moving continent on Earth.

It travels at a speed of 5 inches per year, anesthetist
in a north-easterly direction.  That means it has traveled approximately 215 inches (215

And this is why I'm not getting my massage today. Braving the wet is an unnecessary risk given I'm not being paid to do it.

Posted via email from RockPortrait in Vietnam

Australia is the fastest moving continent on Earth.

It travels at a speed of 5 inches per year, site and
in a north-easterly direction.  That means it has traveled approximately 215 inches (5.5 metres) since I was born!

And this is why I'm not getting my massage today. Braving the wet is an unnecessary risk given I'm not being paid to do it.

Posted via email from RockPortrait in Vietnam

Australia is the fastest moving continent on Earth.

It travels at a speed of 5 inches per year, and
in a north-easterly direction.  That means it has traveled approximately 215 inches (5.5 metres) since I was born!
Australia is the fastest moving continent on Earth.

It travels at a speed of 5 inches per year, anesthetist
in a north-easterly direction.  That means it has traveled approximately 215 inches (215

In this article it is reported that a high school in Ho Chi Minh city was closed and put under quarantine on Monday after 34 students and teachers were found to be infected by swine flu.

Well if this hits my school it would put a bit of a downer on my time here. I don’t care what kind of flu it is, try any flu is no fun. In my case I am exposed to many adults and children who attend other schools and offices during the day, rx so my risk seems to be greater than those who teach in a normal high school.
I’m tough – fingers crossed my immune system plus last year’s flu shot can combine to keep this one at bay.

Posted via web from RockPortrait in Vietnam

And this is why I'm not getting my massage today. Braving the wet is an unnecessary risk given I'm not being paid to do it.

Posted via email from RockPortrait in Vietnam

Australia is the fastest moving continent on Earth.

It travels at a speed of 5 inches per year, site and
in a north-easterly direction.  That means it has traveled approximately 215 inches (5.5 metres) since I was born!

And this is why I'm not getting my massage today. Braving the wet is an unnecessary risk given I'm not being paid to do it.

Posted via email from RockPortrait in Vietnam

Australia is the fastest moving continent on Earth.

It travels at a speed of 5 inches per year, and
in a north-easterly direction.  That means it has traveled approximately 215 inches (5.5 metres) since I was born!
Australia is the fastest moving continent on Earth.

It travels at a speed of 5 inches per year, anesthetist
in a north-easterly direction.  That means it has traveled approximately 215 inches (215

In this article it is reported that a high school in Ho Chi Minh city was closed and put under quarantine on Monday after 34 students and teachers were found to be infected by swine flu.

Well if this hits my school it would put a bit of a downer on my time here. I don’t care what kind of flu it is, try any flu is no fun. In my case I am exposed to many adults and children who attend other schools and offices during the day, rx so my risk seems to be greater than those who teach in a normal high school.
I’m tough – fingers crossed my immune system plus last year’s flu shot can combine to keep this one at bay.

Posted via web from RockPortrait in Vietnam

8 events

facebook (feed #2)
Stephen A really, cystitis really wet day. A minor bingle (I was the cannon in a game of motorbike billiards). A new class in my schedule.
facebook (feed #2)
Stephen Here comes the rain again. There goes my much-needed massage.
facebook (feed #2)
Stephen Looks like I start teaching IT at VAS next week. Yes!!!
facebook (feed #2)
Stephen Anyone know how to differentiate between coffee grounds and tiny ants?
flickr (feed #3)
Shared 9 photos.
facebook (feed #2)
Stephen Why do all drinking containers in Vietnam appear to leak? Condensation, poor manufacturing or am I clumsy?
youtube (feed #4)
Shared 2 videos.
youtube (feed #4)
Shared 3 videos.

And this is why I'm not getting my massage today. Braving the wet is an unnecessary risk given I'm not being paid to do it.

Posted via email from RockPortrait in Vietnam

Australia is the fastest moving continent on Earth.

It travels at a speed of 5 inches per year, site and
in a north-easterly direction.  That means it has traveled approximately 215 inches (5.5 metres) since I was born!

And this is why I'm not getting my massage today. Braving the wet is an unnecessary risk given I'm not being paid to do it.

Posted via email from RockPortrait in Vietnam

Australia is the fastest moving continent on Earth.

It travels at a speed of 5 inches per year, and
in a north-easterly direction.  That means it has traveled approximately 215 inches (5.5 metres) since I was born!
Australia is the fastest moving continent on Earth.

It travels at a speed of 5 inches per year, anesthetist
in a north-easterly direction.  That means it has traveled approximately 215 inches (215

In this article it is reported that a high school in Ho Chi Minh city was closed and put under quarantine on Monday after 34 students and teachers were found to be infected by swine flu.

Well if this hits my school it would put a bit of a downer on my time here. I don’t care what kind of flu it is, try any flu is no fun. In my case I am exposed to many adults and children who attend other schools and offices during the day, rx so my risk seems to be greater than those who teach in a normal high school.
I’m tough – fingers crossed my immune system plus last year’s flu shot can combine to keep this one at bay.

Posted via web from RockPortrait in Vietnam

8 events

facebook (feed #2)
Stephen A really, cystitis really wet day. A minor bingle (I was the cannon in a game of motorbike billiards). A new class in my schedule.
facebook (feed #2)
Stephen Here comes the rain again. There goes my much-needed massage.
facebook (feed #2)
Stephen Looks like I start teaching IT at VAS next week. Yes!!!
facebook (feed #2)
Stephen Anyone know how to differentiate between coffee grounds and tiny ants?
flickr (feed #3)
Shared 9 photos.
facebook (feed #2)
Stephen Why do all drinking containers in Vietnam appear to leak? Condensation, poor manufacturing or am I clumsy?
youtube (feed #4)
Shared 2 videos.
youtube (feed #4)
Shared 3 videos.

Only In America

McDonald’s Worker Arrested For “Over Salting” Police Officer’s Burger

From the “Only in America” file we have a policeman who sent a McDonalds employee for a night in jail for reckless conduct. Her “crime” – accidentally over-salting a burger.
Well, visit this site there are any number of incisive and probably offensive comments I can make about this story, anesthetist but the only thing I will say is that you can’t eat fast-food burgers without salt.

Having said that, price let’s create the first entry in my “Only In Vietnam” file.

Only in Vietnam

Last night I needed some comfort food after work, and I was willing to sacrifice beer to do it. “Welcome to KFC sir, may I take your order?”, or at least I think that’s what she said – it was in Vietnamese of course.
I dutifully selected an original recipe burger but was told it would be a 15 minute wait to make. Hmmm, nobody else in the place, can’t be the rush hour. Even though I like the idea of a fresh burger, 15 minutes is not acceptable in a fast-food establishment, so I change my order to the 2-piece feed and some popcorn chicken.
Great, my order is immediately filled, and I look around for the salt and napkins. None to be found anywhere. I ask my dinner buddy / translator / ‘great exerciser of immense patience’ to find out where the salt is. I am told it will be brought to my table. OK, different, but acceptable.

Almost 5 minutes later and I still haven’t touched my fries as I still haven’t seen the salt. I begin to munch on the chicken as, although it needs salt, it’s edible without it. Actually, it’s rather bland along with the fries and popcorn chicken, so KFC remains the only international fast food joint in my experience with a truly international flavour. (The rest have served much better food in Asia, with the exception of McDonalds in Makati).

I ask my interminably patient friend to check on the salt. She returns with the update that it is not far away. At this point I decide enough is enough and practically demand that the salt be taken out of storage immediately.
She saves my legs by getting back up to action my requirements instantly (probably the best idea too) and eventually returns with a small plastic bowl in which someone has poured table salt from the cooking supplies!

“What the?”, I silently ask Colonel Sanders. He doesn’t reply.

My ‘knower of all things local’ notices the exasperated furrows roughing up my brow, and explains that in Vietnam we use sauce, not salt on both our fried chicken and fries.

Noooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Postscript: I was so concerned by the salt affair that I didn’t think about the lack of napkins until just now. I guess KFC is not so finger-lickin’ good in Vietnam, or perhaps it is so good that you let your mouth do all the cleaning. I choose option 1.

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