Our local guide (Ah Xiong) shares with us the different uses of the hat:
2. Lamp shade (as seen here)
3. Decorative ornament
4. Comes in handy when the ladies need to clear their bladder
I'm sure the last point will pique your interest like me when I first heard it from the local guide (Ah Xiong).
According to Ah Xiong, the local Vietnamese ladies will do their marketing daily. For some rural areas, the distance from their homes to the markets can be quite a distance. Hence, the hat will come in handy when the ladies need to relief themselves along the way where there is no toilet facilities. The ladies will find a quiet spot in the field to do their business. This is where things get interesting, Ah Xiong ask: Do you use the hat to cover the upper portion or lower portion of your body? Most of us reply the lower half. But according to local practise, the hat is used to cover the face. That's because the lower portion looks the same for everyone, but the ladies use the hat to hide their faces so no one will recognise them when they are going about their business.
Cool gadget! Chance upon this charge card reader on BeautyQQ's YouTube Channel. This gadget is a battery charger as shown below & also a card reader, that comes in the form of a key chain.
Here I tried charging my Sony Ericsson W995 battery which works. Though it will be slower than the USB charger that comes with the phone but this will definitely be a life saver when you don't have your charger with you.
Not sure if this can be found in Singapore since this is a gift from someone who bought it in Hong Kong for HK$25. Do keep a lookout for such gadget when you are out & about town.
Due to time constraint, we only had 50 mins to comb through the entire museum which was barely enough to cover level one. Given more time, I would definitely spend time looking at each picture & reading every details.
Taken at a restaurant in Vietnam where I was having lunch. I remember seeing this tree in Singapore at Fort Canning Park (near zebra crossing from National Museum to Fort Canning Park) & the ants are crawling all over the fruits & flowers.
I saw these 2 young chaps sitting under a tree besides the bustling streets of the Old Quarters (Hanoi, Vietnam) playing Chinese chess with a twist. I really admire such free-and-easy spirit which is quite rare in my country.
Notice the orange colour inverted cups? Hidden underneath those cups are chess pieces. Apparently, each player is suppose to move the orange cups before opening it to find out what lies within. This definitely makes the game more interesting as one has to move a chess without knowing what the chess is.
I'm not sure if the game started with all the chess pieces covered or all saved for the important chess pieces like the 将 and 仕. But this definitely gave me an idea how I can make the game more interesting, the next time I play Chinese chess.