Đây là nơi Phi Vân chia sẻ những trải nghiệm sống, làm việc, kinh doanh tại hơn 120 quốc gia và sẽ không dừng lại. Phi Vân rất mong những trải nghiệm này sẽ giúp được cho ai đó có duyên tìm đến blog này.
Manila Airport, December 13, 2013 It’s Friday the 13th and it’s my last flight of the year. Quite spooky huh? Based on the travel agent’s summary, this is my record flying year with 40 trips to 16 countries and 29 cities. That would mean I’m in a different country every 3 weeks and spend every 2 weeks in a different city. To be quite honest, I am officially tired. Sitting here at Manila airport catching the last flight of the year home, I couldn’t help but looking back in res
Singapore, December 06, 2013 She gave me the bath tea, hand-made, with the most natural ingredients she’s collected from all her overseas trips. “This looks gorgeous!”, said I. “I’ve made it just for you! Singaporeans don’t have time to enjoy a bath.” “Huh?” “Haven’t you heard? It’s kiasu.” Amused by my dumb-founded face, Susan quickly explained herself. Kiasu is a Hokkien word meaning “scared to loose out”. As competitive as Singapore can be as a small nation with big ambiti
KL, November 28, 2013 He’s a 27-year-old Malay guy with a shy-looking face and smiling eyes. As he took on the mission to drive me to KL International airport today, little did he know that he would soon face with the toughest questions in his life…. “What does 1000 Dinar mean?” I ask while pointing at the brass-looking medallion dangling from the mirror. Apart from the word 1000 Dinar that I could recognize, the rest are in arabic. “I don’t know exactly the translation of th
Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport, July 14, 2013 Bored by the duty-free merchandise in this impressively modern airport, I flip through the China Daily paper, something I don’t normally do in red countries where there is no such thing as freedom of press. “Money can’t buy love and care between family members…” Such a quote can certainly pull off some attention, most probably from those whose values are embedded in the key Chinese philosophies of Confucianism, Taoism, an
Nanjing, July 05, 2013 Leaving Guangzhou in the Lafite setting, we board the 10AM China Southern Airlines flight for our next meeting in Nanjing, the ancient capital of the Ming Dynasty. The Dynasty was actually founded here, throwing over 150 years of Mongolian domination and lasted for an impressive 300-year period. As usual, the flight is delayed for 40 minutes, which, to me, is exceptionally reasonable. What’s new? I’ve never been fortunate enough to board a plane on time
Casa, June 20, 2013 It’s our last day today. The three friendly Tunisians are heading home tomorrow while I am staying over another day to explore Casablanca. Voilà! It’s been 5 days on the road. The once strangers have become good friends. Isn’t it that amazing how we are all connected while living in totally different parts of the world! French cuisine it is. To Tunisians and Moroccans, French is wired in their system and French cuisine obviously is the preferred choice for
The Outdoor Zoo April 28 is just another summer day at Melaka zoo, except that it is a long weekend and people are eagerly taking time out to entertain themselves. To Leo the Lion, today sooner or later shall become yesterday. How much longer can one entertain oneself? It’s scorching hot. Leo lies motionless with half an eye open. One after another, couples and groups, walk past his cell. Some look without seeing. Some look just for the sake of looking. Some do not even bothe