Tonight Megan and I went grocery shoppin’ at E-Mart. It’s the anchor store at a nearby mall that includes several big name stores like Northface, OshKosh B’Gosh and Esprit. We were hopin’ to find a high chair and curtain rod for Grace’s room, but we came away empty handed. I did purchase some fun new snack items though – Five Flavored Fish Lay’s potato chips and Future Cola. Yes, fish flavored potato chips. Believe it or not, the chips were actually okay. In fact, they’re better than the coke knockoff. The drink was funky, but they do have a winner of a slogan – Future will be better. Cool.
The U.S. national soccer team is ranked #7 in the world. Not bad considering there are approximately 190 countries on this planet. The Americans are ranked ahead of England, Portugal, Turkey, Italy, Asian champion Japan, European champion Greece, and the 2006 World Cup hosts Germany. The women’s team, reigning Olympic champs, is ranked #2 in the world. Go red, white, and blue.
On January 29th Megan and I land in Ho Chi Minh City, and we’ll see the spectacular scenery of southern Vietnam until February 11th. Like the airline tickets we got to Singapore last year, they’re free. Can we say frequent flyer miles rule? Frequent flyer miles rule. We only had to pay for the tax and phone charges. We will stop in South Korea before arriving in Southeast Asia and have a small layover in Singapore on the way back. Our plans are to explore HCMC (the largest city in Nam), the Mekong Delta (Cai Be, Vinh Long, Can Tho, Long Xuyen, Chau Doc – along the Cambodian border), Nha Trang (the most popular beaches in Nam), and Dalat (a cool hill station honeymoon retreat). Some of what we will do include snorkeling in the deep blue, visiting some fishing villages and minority groups, checking out several museums, purchasing some handicrafts at a local market, cruise down the Mekong River, hunker down on some delicious food, enjoy the scenery, and do the tunnel thing. We are really looking forward to this trip.
Last night I watched The Chronicles of Narnia, and I highly recommend it. No language or inappropriate scenes. It’s difficult these days to find movies that are appropriate to watch at school, but this is definitely one. I really enjoy the part at the end when an arrow is shot, and it turns into a flaming eagle. House three rocks.