buy coffee beans in Saigon

As one of the main coffee bean producers in the world, Vietnam has its unique coffee style. I went to the famous Bến Thành Market, to scout some good coffee beans. I found some interesting roasting method. Almost all the beans were roasted with some sort of butter, which gives the beans a oily and shining coat together with sweet and caramel smell. 

Famous beans like “blue moutain” are incredulous cheap, costing about 5-6 SGD per 100g. I am curious how this buttery roast will affect the taste of I use these beans to make my espresso at home, so I bought some. I will report the taste after I try it out with my La Pavoni.  

How long I will live

If I am lucky enough that I am going die peacefully without fatal disease such as cancel or heart attck, I may only have about 150,000 hours left to live consciously. 

So I will try to walk as much as I possible before I wont be able to. 



  • 限制看手机屏幕到每天30分钟以内。
  • 重要的消息用手写书信不用email
  • 拔掉电视机插头
  • 每天至少花1个小时发呆或者思考问题
  • 每个周末花至少2个小时读书和写字




亚洲做到无国界,不是做不到,只要文化经济水平接近,完全可以结成联盟。就像 欧盟虽然是不同国家,但自由通行,比如一个法国人可以去德国工作生活,没有任何限制。一个澳大利亚人一旦坐飞机到纽西兰,立刻有永久居留权。反之也是。



This spinach pesto pasta I made for supper is surprisingly tasty!! 

  1. 大蒜,shallot青葱, 一个小辣椒 倒在橄榄油油锅里稍微炒一下。
  2. 放入切好的菠菜,炒一分钟
  3. 最好放入超市里卖的现成的 pesto 酱,微炒
  4. 把煮好的意大利面搅拌在一起

Porn in Singapore 

Singapore is a quite strict society compared to many western countries, some of the websites are blocked here including porn. 

Today, I saw a brave guy watching porn on his smart phone next to a lady on a reserved seat. 

I can envision that maybe very soon, there will be one more sign on the train, other than. “No Durian, 5000 $ fine ”

“No porn, 10k fine !” Haha

Oven grilled veggies 


切好自己喜欢的蔬菜,撒上橄榄油,oregano, pepper , salt 


Fukinshin 不謹慎

Japan is a nation where people are trained to be extremely considerate at all time from young. During my ten years in Japan, from time to time, I felt suffocated when these invisible accusation towards me. It is easy for a foreigner got caught when do something which is inconsiderate by Japanese standard.

Fukinshin means inconsiderate, now I just discovered that there is whole website dedicated for attacking people being “Fukinshin” on the Internet! They clearly take this into another level. 

In the most recent earthquake in Kumamoto, some celebrities made donations of rather large sums of money and they mentioned that on Twitter. They became subject to attacks for “flaunting their wealth.”

Another celebrity wished misfortune to cease by posting a prayer on Twitter. Again, they were attacked for “suggesting that the earthquake was an act of god (and therefore suggesting that the people of Kumamoto somehow deserved what was happening to them. )

Being considerate to others is certainly a good trait, however even any good habit or instinct can cause great pressure when it becomes extreme. 

BMW Z4 in Singapore

Randomly, I saw a car magazine,  during my haircut time, advertising the BMW Z 4  roadster , it costs eye-watering 250k $ here . I used to drive this car in Tokyo for which I bought at about 50k. 

This completely wiped out my once-in-a-while idea of having a car here. It is competely stupid. 

Unfriendly customer service with politeness 

There are so many different kinds of snack in Singapore . It is wonderful ! But as I foreigner here, I have little idea of what are those snacks and cookies are made of! So here is the funny little story. 

In general, people are polite here, so I stopped by a bakery and intrigued by all these different local cookies and biscuits. As I was bewildering at what is inside it and which one to buy:

I asked the staff, a middle-aged women selling her biscuits , “what’s the difference between this one and that one ?” , pointing two different “Piah” She explained it, then I asked what is the difference between “pong Piah” and “Lau Poh Piah”. 

She replied , to my surprise , “it would be very tiring for me to explain differences among all of my biscuits. As I have so many kinds. !” 

I laughed, ” okay , I will buy this one that I have no idea what is in it” . But it could be a surprise ! 🙂