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You know you’ve been in Vietnam for too long when… 22 March 2010

Posted by uggclogs in Life.
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1) …you don’t think twice about riding side saddle as a pillion motorbike passenger because you are wearing a skirt.

2) …having a few near-misses with buses, cars or motorbikes on your way to work does not even make you flinch.

3) …you don’t think it strange that you cannot flush toilet paper down the toilet, and happily deposit it in the waste basket instead.

4) …you accept that the store clerk will be picking his or her nose while talking to you.

5) …you dismiss rude (and loud) comments about your appearance as a cultural difference, rather than an insensitive assumption that you don’t speak the language, or have feelings.

6) …you think wiping off the chopsticks in the restaurant with a tissue will be enough to counter food poisoning.

7) …you start blaming every ailment on the change in the weather.

8) …you know that the moment it starts really raining, you need to move your motorbike or it will get flooded.

9) …you know how to start a motorbike that has been flooded.

10) …the natural occurrence of a queue (that works) astonishes you.

11) …no good night out is complete without some form of karaoke.

12) …it does not surprise you that bars close at midnight (but stay open behind closed doors to keep up appearances with the police).



1. ToneC - 23 March 2010

Hahaha! Sounds crazy!

2. DeNae - 27 March 2010

Wow. I’ve got to start following you. Clearly you are not living my life, which is just fine, since it’s so dull it’s barely enough life for ONE person! I’m glad you commented over at my place. I lood forward to getting to know you better!

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