Total Pageviews

Thursday, 31 October 2013

My Son Hindu Temples

Quang Nam, Vietnam (The Sanctuary)

My Son is a cluster of abandoned and partially ruined Hindu temples constructed between the 4th and the 14th century AD by the kings of Champa.  (Wiki)

"Overrated", as I had thought... yes I am referring to My Son's physical attraction, but if you are able to understand its history, you would definitely find it very interesting and worth-visiting. Well, it wasn't for me because aside from the furious, scorching sun, midday was a very bad idea to explore the place as the area was very crowded and it was even hell to take good photos. Anyhow, it was still a wonderful travel experience knowing the fact that I got stuffed with two bowls of "My Quang'', a traditional Vietnamese appetite on my way back to the city.  

Have fun with the photos!  

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Early Halloween Selfies


Photoshop classes keep me from wondering how to remove the freckles, wrinkles, blemishes and moles on my selfies. Uhmm tonight, we had our sixth day and it was exciting to learn the retouching and layering. Since I am new to PS, I was kinda left behind...but this girl has never thought of giving up her dreams and passion, though her Nigerian classmates raise their eyebrows whenever she loses track. So what?! Anyone cares?! Hahaha...

We finished the class at 930pm and when I got my feet on the concert hall, I could only hear the last few lines of that Vietnamese rock song, "Tim Lai" in which they also performed in the previous Halloween treat.

In short, I missed the fun so I decided to head back to my room and took some quick instagram shots of myself. Hahah...this is simply to get over the early trick of the Halloween celebration here in our campus.

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

My Cakes, My Flowers..MY Friends

Teacher's Life

I bet you, teaching can be really frustrating at times, but believe is also one of those professions filled with real friends, colorful flowers, and sweet cakes. Memories of "batch" six were simply unforgettable and  stunning to me, for they gave me a chance to love more rather than to hate, turned hidden grudges into the most contagious smiles, and continue the journey of sharing not only the English language but also the ceaseless, unbroken promises of life's lessons as everyone matures on their way to the wheel of true love and reasonable "insanity" of each willing heart to finish the race.  

The photos were randomly chosen from my archives dated 2011 in Ha Noi, Vietnam.  I lost most of my snapshots from the central part with my loving students...sad, sigh... anyhow, here are some from the north.  Enjoy and be inspired!

Yes, my first name is Susana but I prefer to be called Sue. :)

Dao, the class monitor... :)

Binh, my brother... :)

we didn't have any cake haha but we were crazy taking photos :) 

Ms Nga, my co-worker who always inspires students in her own lovely ways! 

Ms. Linh, she has two very adorable sons... we were both born in 1981 but I am still single huhu...
We used to hate one another...but the next block we finally found each other's arms again and we decided to let go of those tantrums we had the previous block. Missing them though....

Vietnamese Women's Day...

I think I was a bit fat hahah