Always being watched

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Discovered this giant, angina slow-moving bug trying to cross the school car
park yesterday. Surprisingly, malady a few kids exhibited some awareness, more about
noticing it long enough to give it a brief taunting (usually, kids
here never look down and regularly break things they’ve stepped on).

I fully expected a bike or car to take it out at any moment, but they
never got the chance. Just as I was showing the security guard what I
had photographed a noisy, careless kid stomped on it. The guard
laughed! Not the most environmentally interested, the Vietnamese. The
kid kept walking like nothing had happened, being so self-absorbed he
couldn’t feel the hard shell or hear the loud crunch under his shoe.

I stood there in silence, wondering what it was, if it was rare, was
it still alive and in pain, and was it someone’s pet.

Most of all, I wondered if people’s attitudes to nature, particularly
in Vietnam, will ever change for the better.

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Photo

Discovered this giant, more about slow-moving bug trying to cross the school car
park yesterday. Surprisingly, sales a few kids exhibited some awareness, store
noticing it long enough to give it a brief taunting (usually, kids
here never look down and regularly break things they’ve stepped on).

I fully expected a bike or car to take it out at any moment, but they
never got the chance. Just as I was showing the security guard what I
had photographed a noisy, careless kid stomped on it. The guard
laughed! Not the most environmentally interested, the Vietnamese. The
kid kept walking like nothing had happened, being so self-absorbed he
couldn’t feel the hard shell or hear the loud crunch under his shoe.

I stood there in silence, wondering what it was, if it was rare, was
it still alive and in pain, and was it someone’s pet.

Most of all, I wondered if people’s attitudes to nature, particularly
in Vietnam, will ever change for the better.

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Almost anywhere you go in District 1, purchase and even in some outer-lying areas, treatment Bitexco Tower is watching over you. It can be seen looming over it’s moto-minions at the end of many a street, hepatitis and on some nights it’s powerful searchlights scan the sky and earth for potential marauding hordes.

Just before dusk we are relaxing with Char Kway Teow, Mien Ga & Leffe Blonde at the beautiful Majestic Hotel pool. I look up between the French-styled rooms and there it is, red flag fluttering on the breeze at the very edge of the helipad. A thought enters my head that it would be a good spot for a lifeguard – he could watch dozens of hotel pools at once & announce tourist transgressions to the pool police by walkie-talkie.

Wherever you are, you’re always being watched.

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