" Please support my fire performance. Hi everyone, plea... Wow, bro, 20.000 (~1 USD) ? Really? Thank you very much! This is the largest tip I've ever had. Big Bro must be very happy... What? Oh, he's the leader of our Fire Benders Team. I like his dragon tattoo on the chest so much. There're 6 of us, and we usually only work in this District 4. Big time, more money will come, he said, because this Vinh Khanh street has just been officially granted the Street Food Street title. All of our tips will be collected at the end of the night, we get a little share from it, then Big Bro keeps the rest. He said the money is used to buy oil, coals, razor blades, and maintain the team in general. I've never met such a warm-hearted person, since mom left me at the orphanage house when I was only 2 or 3, never knew who my dad was though... Yeah, I did mention razor blades, why are you so surprised, lol? That's nothing at all! Just a small opening trick to catch people's attention. Like you just saw, I broke them in 4 pieces, then chew the debris for a while... Of course I didn't swallow, what are you, 1st grader of something? Haha. Here, I'll show you, after you got their attention, swallow a bit of oil, pour some on the stick as well, then... boom! Remember to turn your face right away, or you'd catch the after-fire, which makes your mouth look like mine... See? I am the Asian Joker, haha. For the finally touch, you "simply" put this hot red coal in your mouth and chew again. Bro, no kidding, your face looks so funny! Oops, too much talking already, I gotta get moving to the next restaurant. Can I see the pic? Wow, cool! Print me a copy, will ya? Thanks for the tip again, bro! " 🔥 🔥 🔥 - 7 year-old Minh, a "fire bender", amongst the Rush of Saigon -
Happy Easter Day!
It's the 1st of April today in Vietnam, the April Fools jokes that are getting more popular among younger generations, and so does the Easter Day. In a Buddhist country like this, Catholicism only takes up to 10% of the population, compared to 80% of Buddhism, so the festivities are not celebrated as widely as in other Western countries. Many people still think that Christmas Day is more important, and celebrate it seriously with decorations, cards, and presents... It somehow makes sense, because it is the day that God was born, right? But have you known that Easter instead is actually the most important event in the religion? Together with the solemn Last Supper Thursday, Good Friday, and the Holy Saturday, this is the Beginning of everything, not the Birth of God. Without the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, there would be no Catholicism that people are following now. The common symbol for Easter is the Egg, which also means a new Life or a Beginning.