♥ (115): Recent life updates!

♥ (115): Recent life updates!

Hi everyone! I know I've been MIA for couple of weeks >< I've been busy with things :P Nah not really! I just have nothing to blog about tbh. I do have rants though, but I don't know if they are worth sharing.

A week ago my Vietnamese friend and I ate seafood. I didn't know seafood is a bit expensive in Vietnam til I saw the bill. Everything we ordered was around 400.000 VND. We ordered 5 dishes, but I did not take a lot of pictures because my hands were filthy.



We went to Nguyen Hue afterwards to drink milk tea. The walking street is VERY busy at night. Thousands of people, expats and locals, come to this street to play, take pictures, walk, have dates, and ride on their hoverboards.

We went to this building that looks shady in the morning, but very beautiful at night with all those colorful lights. We went up to the 9th floor (guess what, there's an elevator fee that costs 3.000 VND lol) where Boo Coffee is located.


♥ (114): My first tattoo in Vietnam

♥ (114): My first tattoo in Vietnam

Hi everyone! I got my first tattoo today yayyyy!! Trust me it does not hurt THAT much because it's just a small piece. The injection of local anesthesia on my gum is MORE painful tbh
I had my tattoo at 3xu.shop; I actually don't know her name I was not able to ask haha, but she's really nice and she speaks English which is great- no language barrier!
I first saw her shop on Facebook a week ago so I asked the price for the mini tattoos. She said it's around $12-20 depending on the size and color. And guess what? IT WAS JUST LAST NIGHT WHEN I FINALLY DECIDED TO HAVE A TATTOO lol I sent her the photo of a piece I want and she gave me her price and I'm all set to get inked!

It did hurt yes. I was saying "aww" and "that hurts" but good thing is I did not see any blood. Maybe it's because the ink is black lol
Don't worry she changes needles LOL I saw her putting a new needle in the gun (if that's what you call it). Everything happened so quickly- I sat down on the chair, she prepared the things she needed, put on her gloves, and the inking began.
She also makes tiny matchboxes that has cute messages inside; each costs $1. I'm going to buy two of these before I leave for NZ. For sure Ted will love these! <3 If I have this kind of talent I will upload my drawing videos on Youtube and create stories using my own drawings and I'll be popular and famous companies will contact me and offer me shit tons of money and I'll be rich!! #agirlcandream

♥ (113): My second visa run

♥ (113): My second visa run

Hi everyone! I did my second visa run today to Mocbai because my previous one will expire on the 20th and we need to submit our documents for our TRC (Temporary Registration Card) on the 15th. 
I had a smooth transaction with the immigration officers in Mocbai and Bavet, Cambodia. The whole process took me less than 2 hours minus the traveling time!
If it's your first time doing the visa run and your passport is a member of the ASEAN (or if you're visa-free to Cambodia) then this is for you! I know other nationalities have to pay, but I have no idea how much.
By the way, I got DN (business visa) Single entry for 1 month. Things you need to bring:
-invitation letter
-your passport
-3x4 picture 
-money in USD (I heard VND is also ok)

Step 1: Book a bus ticket to Cambodia or get on at Bus 603 on Pham Ngu Lao st. In my case, I booked a ticket to Lac Hong Tours. Saigon to Mocbai costs 180.000 VND- yes I know it's expensive compared to Bus 603 which costs 40.000 VND, but the good thing is that the bus assistant will collect your passport and give directly to the immigration officer (same in Bavet). You don't have to fall in line; just wait for your name to be called and you're good to proceed to Step 2!

Step 2:  You can just walk or ride the bus (if you rode a bus tour) from the Vietnam border to Bavet border. Just make sure to inform the bus assistant that you're only until Bavet. When you have your arrival stamp, walk to the other side of the immigration to have your departure stamp. Take note that you have to pay 50.000 VND- I don't know what it's for, but coffee money I guess

Step 3: Walk from Bavet to Mocbai border. It takes 5-7 minutes. When you reach Mocbai go inside the old Duty Free or an abandoned mall (I don't really know lol) and hand your passport, picture, and invitation letter to the immigration officer. She will give you a form to fill in and when you're done, give her all the documents (passport, invitation letter, and form from IO) with the money. Take note that the stamping fee for DN single entry is $25 BUT the officer asked for $30. I really need to apply as an immigration officer and rip people off -_-