Thursday, May 31, 2012
Sunday, May 27, 2012
Sunday, May 20, 2012
In America we often squirm at the idea of bicyclists riding on the sidewalks. In Vietnam, motorbikes and cars drive on the sidewalk. I'm fascinated by the mentality of gaining a few seconds by jumping the curb without any care for one's suspension. The streets aren't safe and the sidewalks sure aren't either. All I can do is LOL and snap some pictures.
Friday, May 18, 2012
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Monday, May 14, 2012
I found a packet of taco seasoning and instantly wanted to make tacos. Ground beef was easy to come by- though expensive but price didn't matter. My taco urges kicked in and consumed my rational brain. The hard part was the crunchy taco shell. Oh... the hard part that was...
No, taco shells aren't in the insecticide section.
"Hmmm what is this strange yellow casing?"
"Have you ever heard of a taco shell?"
Every employee pointed us towards the banh tranh or rice paper aisle. This was the closes thing to a taco shell. Unfortunately, not close enough.
Even though these rice papers were far from it, it was interesting to see how someone who has never heard of seen a taco reacted upon looking at a picture of it. Our world is really based on our experiences and knowledge is only gained through exposure. It reminded me of watching an indigenous hunter and gatherer examine a lighter for the first time.