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久しぶり!

Livejournal, my lovely diary, sashiburiii!:) I have been so lazy that I can't have any thoughts for writing. Such a lazy bum lolz. 

I'm such a slower in terns of high-tech. While people are so fascinated by smartphones, tablets, I choose to remain as quite as ever. Well, I'm not against modernity or something , but the point is I'm too lazy to find out ways to get adapt to the new technology. And the second point is that I'm too poor to afford those fancy things, lolz. I would rather spend my money on food and smap stuff whoowhoo.
Anyway, I love reading books, and I used to comment that I only preferred physical books because I wanted to touch the paper, feel the weight, get the smell of books etc. I wanted to see books piled up when I was reading. However, NOW, my opinion has changed totally. You can call me hypocrite or whatever, but I have to admit that I have fallen in love with Kindle >.<

Reading books especially English books in Vietnam is so costly. It's not that easy like when I was in Finland, that I could borrow any book from the public library with only 50cent. Sigh. Here, English books are expensive and not profound enough.There, I found Kindle as a way to solve my problem. And hell yeah, I love Kindle. The interface is like the paperback, and it is really like the paperback as you have to turn the light when reading in the dark haha. Kindle basic doesn't change the lighting. Lol (FYI my Kindle is the cheapest one). Kindle is convenient, thin, light, long-lasting battery and more, so I can read e-books more easily than I expected. Instead of bearing the shipping cost, I can get the ebook online or on amazon. Well, actually, Kindle has some problems that physical books don't, and the feelings when reading e-books can't still reach the feelings I get from physical books, but I have to accept it :D 'trong thoi ki kinh te kho khan lolz" 

Movie: I'm watching only series Priceless. It has been good so far :) the chemistry between Karina and Captain exceeds my expectation: not awkward and not too 'forced' romantic ^^. And there's one movie I want to introduce as I watched it last month. The movie was a Japanese movie yet filmed in Helsinki Finland. Watching the movie made me miss Finland , Denmark and Europe so much. Sigh.~
 


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vermouth2205
Nov. 17th, 2012 06:34 am (UTC)
Are you back to Saigon? It has been a long time since you updated something here huh?

I have Kindle 3G, the old verson. Which version do you have? Touchscreen? I did like it before after getting new phone, I has abandoned it :(. Actually I dont have time to read books though. Real books are always the best but moving from one place to other frequently prevents me to buy them :(

I always want to go to Europe, but haven had a chance yet. :(
linhmy
Nov. 18th, 2012 04:24 pm (UTC)
sashiburi :) yeah, it's ages since my last update. I use livejournal often but just in order to check updates from other pp:) I'm in SG now, and I have got used to it. I had sth called culture shocked when returning to vietnam. SG has changed a lot but there are many things still unchanged:)

My kindle is kindle 4, the cheapest one i can find in vietnam lolz. yes, real books are very tricky for pp moving like us:( although I'm a fan of paperbacks. And so expensive btw.

I always want to go to America, but haven't had a chance either:D Chicago is in my wish list because of the movie 'the lake house':)) Europe is very relaxing and laid-back comparing to asia, america, i think:)
vermouth2205
Feb. 3rd, 2013 10:55 pm (UTC)
I thought I replied you longgggg ago but apparently I didn't. :))

I know about that thing you called culture schock. I had a hard time at home in a couple days when I came back the summer before my freshman year in college. i'm glad you got used to it. Sometimes I really do miss Saigon, but every time I come back, I just find something missing. I don't know, it's weird and really hard to explain. People only know it when they are in that situation.

I haven't watched the lake house yet, but I love Chicago. i went there twice and still want to go again. It's windy, nice, and even though I haven't been to New York yet, I think Wind town is my most fav city in the States.

I don't know if you know about the sequence movie called Before sunrise, Before sunset (and they are releasing Before Midnight this yeat) or not, but mainly because of those movies, I fell in love with Europe. I have always wanted to catch a train and go somewhere in Europe. Alone. and life will be so good! :)
linhmy
Feb. 4th, 2013 03:42 pm (UTC)
hehe, yeah, long time no see :)

Yes, i think it's like re-cultural shock. Well, i think because I was born as a Vietnamese. And I think I have inferiority complex , which is that I think vietnam is poor, and many pp of our country are so pitiful. Therefore, I couldn't totally enjoy being a part in a foreign country, although I did enjoy living abroad (actually more than in vietnam). Living in Finland, I felt my life was like trying to clinging on foreign place, and I could't do anything for vietnam.


But when I backed to Vietnam, I once again felt I actually can't find happiness in vietnam. Can't belong to my home country too, sigh. Saigon has changed a lot, more noisy, crowded and complicated. Work environment in Vietnam is much more complicated and tougher than I expected (with the bureaucracy, hierarchy, and other stuff you can name it). Sigh, I am questioning whether my choice to back to vietnam is right. Story of my life. Simply put, I belong to nowhere lol. I hope you get my point. I don't know what if I were born a Japanese or American, who would not mind much about their origin and home country status. I don't know....

I really love Chicago. It's a bit like Europe, I think ^^ (from the movie The Lake house haha) And pp also said that Chicago is really nice. I watched the movie before sunset. The scene I love most is the scene 2 persons sat on the train, looked out the window and chatted. Wow, how I miss the train in Europe and Japan. I'm the train fetish, FYI. I love taking random train to random place. ALONE. That's really enjoyable^^ That's what I usually did when I had free time in Japan and Europe^^ Unfortunately, Vietnam can't afford my hobby haha . Sad.

I have a dream that I can back to Denmark and live my senior years there after my retirement.
linhmy
Feb. 4th, 2013 03:43 pm (UTC)
hehe, yeah, long time no see :)

Yes, i think it's like re-cultural shock. Well, i think because I was born as a Vietnamese. And I think I have inferiority complex , which is that I think vietnam is poor, and many pp of our country are so pitiful. Therefore, I couldn't totally enjoy being a part in a foreign country, although I did enjoy living abroad (actually more than in vietnam). Living in Finland, I felt my life was like trying to clinging on foreign place, and I could't do anything for vietnam.


But when I backed to Vietnam, I once again felt I actually can't find happiness in vietnam. Can't belong to my home country too, sigh. Saigon has changed a lot, more noisy, crowded and complicated. Work environment in Vietnam is much more complicated and tougher than I expected (with the bureaucracy, hierarchy, and other stuff you can name it). Sigh, I am questioning whether my choice to back to vietnam is right. Story of my life. Simply put, I belong to nowhere lol. I hope you get my point. I don't know what if I were born a Japanese or American, who would not mind much about their origin and home country status. I don't know....

I really love Chicago. It's a bit like Europe, I think ^^ (from the movie The Lake house haha) And pp also said that Chicago is really nice. I watched the movie before sunset. The scene I love most is the scene 2 persons sat on the train, looked out the window and chatted. Wow, how I miss the train in Europe and Japan. I'm the train fetish, FYI. I love taking random train to random place. ALONE. That's really enjoyable^^ That's what I usually did when I had free time in Japan and Europe^^ Unfortunately, Vietnam can't afford my hobby haha . Sad.

I have a dream that I can back to Denmark and live my senior years there after my retirement.
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