Before I get on to today’s topic, I feel I am in need for some of your input. I have posts a number of blogs that addresses some very serious topics about the goings on in Vietnam. One reader that I respect the opinion of has asked that I delete or at least severely edit some of my posts about some of the not so pleasant things that go on here. In particular, the story of the offer of the young girl to me in the country side. http://owee58.com/?m=20100520 It is the reader’s opinion that there may be pedophiles out there that might find my blog and become interested in Vietnam as a destination because of my writing. I have another who has emailed me in the past couple of days commenting that my stories are
relevant and worth reading…… good and bad. What do you think? Should I not write about issues such as exploitation, abuse, and some of the seedier aspects of life here? Am I fueling the fire for predators to come here? Or…. Are my writings things that should be known? Darktree…. I would appreciate your opinion on this one. Am I going too far in telling the way it really is, or should I just keep these issues to myself? When I stand at the computer and hammer ut a story, I spend very little time thinking about the ramifications unless it involves the government….. Then I think twice. Please give my your input…. If I have crossed any lines in the majority’s opinion, I will edit or delete the posts in question.
Now on to some more light hearted issue. I received an email from the writer of another popular blog in Vietnam. ( http://vietnam720.com/travel-tips/ ). He has given me one of the biggest chuckles I have had for a while. He posted about
my bad spelling and terrible sentence structure, but also gave me a nice plug at
the same time. I would hazard the guess that he is an English teacher in Saigon. What he posted in his blog is absolutely correct. When I write my blogs I just go and go without a care for my English. When I started this blog, it was for my family and friends only and I decided whatever came out of my thoughts would go directly onto the blog. I must admit that as I get older there are things that seem to suffer and one of them is my spelling. Ben (Viet720) is absolutely correct! I do not read or correct mistakes when I write. I am so happily busy in my life that I just hammer out my thoughts and click publish. I have an auto spell checker that automatically corrects my spelling, but I have noticed in the past that it will insert totally different words, ah…. So much for technology. Ben also commented on my paragraph or sentence structure…. I cannot recall at the moment, but what a hoot!! I think I am going to like this fellow blogger. Shoots from the hip. When I write, I pay no attention to grammar or the proper rules of English. If I stretched my memory enough, I could probably remember the rules. I write exactly what
is on my mind, and I do not go back to edit it, moreover, I am so busy, I mostly do not even read what I have written…… just post!!
If you want excellent and detailed information on Vietnam, and especially the Saigon area, please visit Ben’s site ( link above) and please give me a break if his English is too good….. hehehe.
I will be going to Saigon in a few weeks and am looking forward to meeting him.
Well…. I was going to write about a little known place for tourists to have a good time here, but seem to have become side tracked. I guess will have to write on it tomorrow. I have a few words left before my self imposed limit so let me say this. You people are wonderful!! I have received some glowing reviews on the hotel and have made some very good friends through this blog. Perhaps I have said this before, but my faith in human nature is restored. My job in Canada ha totally destroyed it, but now my new life has totally restore it. It is truly a pleasure to meet and socialize with the people who show up at my doorstep. I am deeply humbled that some of you have seeked me out because of this blog, just to spend a day or even a few hours to chat. You are a part of what makes me happy and……… part of the adventure. Here are the missing pics from the trip to the old city yesterday…… well…….. here they are.