How to get to city center from Noi Bai airport

Noi bai airport is approximately 25km from the city center, which is a 45 minutes++’ drive based on your destination. Taxi might be not too expensive for you, but let’s consider the fact that $15 might be worth 10 meals in Hanoi.. 1. Taxi Price: $13 – $15 Grab a random taxi from the pickup area, usually…

10 worth-listening Vpop singers from talent show

These 10 Vpop singers made their way through a talent show. 1. Uyen Linh – Vietnam Idol Uyen Linh should get the #1 spot no matter what, due to her outstanding vocal that goes beyond her age, or her non-artistic background. She was only 23 when crowned Vietnam Idol six years ago, yet the mature…

8 questions I heard about Vietnam as a Vietnamese

  1. Are you in war? Literally we are not. The last war we had was in 1979. 2. Do you eat cockcroaches? Nah. In Vietnam, we eat these. Pho Cuon Banh mi 3. Do you have Doraemon? I mean not the English translations on the Internet.. We had Doraemon in 1992. And yes it’s…

The birth of a new genre ‘Rock Viet’: 10 must-try songs

In memory of Tran Lap (1974-2016), the late frontman of ‘Buc Tuong’ band. And no, he didn’t die of OD in case you happen to have stereotyped him. He didn’t survive the cancer, just like another 0.1% of the Vietnamese population (I was kinda lazy to do a research, so I grabbed a number from Quora…

With these 5 concerts rock bands wow Asian fans huge time

Some of these concerts happened when I was too young to be aware. But I made up for it by attending another. 1. GUNS N’ ROSES USE YOUR ILLUSION TOUR- TOKYO 1992 It was undoubtedly the prime of Guns N’ Roses, following the releases of the Illusion Trilogy Don’t Cry, November Rain and Estranged. The Use…

Marriage in Singapore – a guide for foreigners

As you might have known (or might not), I am a Vietnamese bride, who just got married to my Indonesian husband last week. We had our marriage solemnization ceremony in the Registry of Marriages (ROM) of Singapore. I could have obtained a marriage certificate it in Vietnam, but I chose not to because my husband could…

Things you hear/see shoping around in Hanoi

How many of these actually hold true in your country? I’ve seen worse, but anyway here’s my list of the worst service I’ve had recently. 1. The one that follows me on every of my footsteps as if I was going to shoplift. 2. Or the one that keeps checking on their phone and ignores me….

Things in Hanoi that have evolved

1. MAKE-UP AND FASHION TASTE The Hanoian 90s make-up and fashion style was nowhere far from the popular 80s style in the Western world. My mom wouldn’t go out for a date without her bluest eye shadow and her pinkest glowing cheeks, her glossiest and reddist lips, her biggest earrings, and her most sophisticated white…

Things in Singapore that are cheap

Hi folks, Singapore is well known for its high price standards and as a past overseas student I must agree especially given that I’d been used to the price standards in Hanoi. Hence I decided to list out stuffs that I think are cheap, economical, worth the value, whatever you call it. 1. PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION…

For-ex For-fun

Hi guys, You may know that I work for a Forex company so I also opened a $50 account with my own broker for fun (now it has grown, yaaas). If you’re questioning how to make money with Forex, then it’s simple: you think the ex rate between EUR and USD is going to widen, you buy…

20 things rock fans did in their teenage now they don’t

Criticised other people’s taste in music Categorised every rock song based on their genre Hot debate when somebody didn’t agree with your genre classification Considered 80s rock music more valuable than contemporary rock Booed at any Nu metal fan Despised all melodic genres Called every slow rock song a ballad Trusted every list of ‘100 best…