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Avoiding outrageous costs of roaming during oversea travel.

Avoiding outrageous costs of roaming during oversea travel.

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Avoiding outrageous costs of roaming during oversea travel.

This Travel tip may save you from burning your house with your busy fingers playing unsmartly on your smart phones.

1. Beware of the HIGH COST of staying connected.

Figure: Screen capture of an actual Warning SMS from Australian Vodafone on the outrageous roaming costs at Singapore Transit lounge on 2018 December 13th. Internet roaming cost WAS INDEED $51000/GByte versus $2/GByte inside Australia.

As you can read from the screen capture:

Welcome to Singapore. Warning – you have activated your mobile device overseas. Significantly higher charges may apply. While you’re here, it will cost up to $5.39/min + 40c connection fee to make calls, $4.50/min to receive calls, $3.50 to send a TXT and data is charged $51.20/MB. It’s free to receive a TXT. … For help call +61426320000 – it’s free. Have a safe journey.

The roaming phone cost is $5.39/min, the roaming SMS cost is $5.30. They are about 5 times the cost for equivalent service in Australia. But the dangerous killer is the roaming internet cost of $51.20/MB = $51200/GB which is 25000 times the cost of equivalent service in Australia.
Therefore someone watching a movie at the transit lounge may burn about $25000 for that 0.5GByte movie.

DON’T CONNECT JUST BECAUSE YOU CAN. STAYING CONNECTED MAY BE INDEED EXPENSIVE. 

2. Preventing expensive roaming costs by not using post-paid phones oversea.

 

a- Bring along your trip only prepaid phone cards or sims so that you cannot spend more than you have paid into those cards.

b- Buy locally sold cards and use them in their issueing country. Send an identifying message prior to any communication so that recipients know who is talking to them.

 c-Before departing you may redirect all incoming calls to your pre-paid numbers (already pre-paid in your home country). This limits your spending.

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Short history of dog eating in Vietnam.

Short history of dog eating in Vietnam.

#dog meat, #Buddhism, #insurgents, #Phạm Lãi, #Thanh Đề, #fox meat, #thịt cầy,

If you want to fight dog meat, you should know everything about it. (Suntzu taught: You cannot lose all 10/10 battles if you know well your enemy and yourself.)

1. Dog eating in ancient literature.

Eating dogs had gone back to more than 2000 years. This is proved in the doctrine of “no rabbits left, slaughtered the hounds” cited by retired commander Phạm Lãi of an ancient Viet kingdom.[1, 2, 3, 4]

“After flying birds have been exhausted good bows will get ruined. After the clever rabbits have died, those hound dogs hunting them will get slaughtered. This Viet king (you are serving) has long neck, bird beak, (that kind of people) only collaborates in hardship but does not want to share glory. Why have not you resigned?”

Generally, Vietnamese people who espouse the virtues of loyalty and hard working are against eating dogs, cats (which trust and are loyal and obedient to the owners) and buffaloes (which do heavy agricultural works and are loyal and obedient to the owners). Military people keep horses instead of buffaloes. Their horses are companions to them just like buffaloes to the peasants.

However, there are always people who want to rebel and challenge the customs by eating those four types of animals.

Buddhism started in or near to India about 200BC, spread out and reached Vietnam a long time ago. Buddhism is strongly against eating dogs. It has a story of a lady Thanh De who fed dog meat to Buddhist monks and suffered severe consequences [5, 6, 7].

2. Recent history of dog eating.

2.1- During the anti-colonial insurgency war against the French, the insurgents ordered civilians in Vietnam to eat all dogs so that insurgents won’t get bothered and revealed by their barking.

2.2- During the partitioned time (1954-1975), North Vietnam had little food and civilians were not allowed to keep dogs. Those having dogs must dispose of them.

2.3- During the communist insurgency war against the Republic of (South) Vietnam, the insurgents order civilians in country side of South Vietnam to dispose of all dogs so that insurgents won’t get bothered and revealed by their barking. Naturally, the anti-communist government of South Vietnam encouraged people to keep dogs as companion animals.

2.4- After the partition of Vietnam in 1954, there were millions of people from the North (Bac Ky: Northern Zone) moving to the South (Nam Ky: Southern Zone) to avoid the communist regime to be set up in the North.

The people from the South (Nam Ky: Southerner) recognized those people from North (Bac Ky: Northerner) by their language (nearly identical vocabulary but with slightly different pronunciations, different idioms) and their customs (eating different dishes, eating dogs, eating dishes with uncooked blood from ducks, pigs)

There are much higher percentage of 1954-Northerners eating dogs than Southerners.

2.4- Southerners do eat wild foxes (cầy). (Fox meat and peeled potatoes are hard boiled in coconut extract with added onion slices and turmeric powder). Northern Vietnamese then disguise their habit by calling dog meat “fox meat” (thịt cầy). Currently dog meat restaurants use the word “cầy” (foxes) to hide the real meaning of dogs.

2.5- After victory by Communist forces in 1975, many more Northerners (“Bac Ky 75”) moved to the South.

The percentage of 1975-Northerners eating dogs is even higher than the percentage of 1954-Northerners.

2,6- Eating dogs is now no more a taboo subject in the South and there has been open advocates for eating dogs. It was a taboo in Vietnamese Buddhism to talk about it (the policies of “Speak no evils” and of “no discussion about evil things”). There is now even a state authorized Vietnamese printed book teaching people how to farm dogs for meat. [8-14]

3. Current state of dog eating.

3.1- In some regions of North and Central Vietnam, it has been a custom in recent years to serve dog meats for family reunion on the anniversaries of the passing away (đám giổ) of their ancestors.

3.2- Not only eating dogs, Northerners also have village Tet festivals where buffalos duel to death (chọi trâu). Both the winner and loser buffaloes are then slaughtered. Meat of the winner is served to the most honored guests, the loser to the next in rank.[15-19].

3.3- With mass migration from many South East Asian countries, the eating of dog meat has spread to Australia, England, etc…

References.

[1]. https://survivaltricks.wordpress.com/2018/11/07/understanding-the-policy-of-no-rabbits-left-slaughtered-the-hounds-practiced-on-subordinates/?preview=true

DOG EATING IN ANCIENT (prior to 200BC) East Asian Literature:

Phù Sai… viết một bức thư, buộc vào mũi tên, bắn vào thành Việt: “Tôi nghe giảo thỏ chết thì chó săn tất bị mổ, địch quốc đã diệt thì mưu thần cũng chẳng còn. Sao quan Đại Phu không lưu cho nước Ngô tôi còn lại một chút để làm cái dư địa sau này”.

[2]. https://www.maxreading.com/sach-hay/dien-hay-tich-la/dieu-tan-cung-tang-2169.html

Phạm lãi … Một thời gian sau đó, ông mới viết một lá thư gửi cho Văn chủng, đại ý nói sau khi chim muông bị bắn hết rồi thì cung nỏ bị cất hết vào kho; Sau khi thỏ hoang bị săn bắt hết rồi thì chó săn bị mổ ăn thịt. Hiện nay kẻ thù của nước Việt đã bị tiêu diệt, các đại thần có công người thì bị ruồng bỏ, kẻ bị bức hại.

[3]. https://hoavouu.com/a1531/dieu-tan-cung-tang

[4]. https://vi.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ph%E1%BA%A1m_L%C3%A3i

[5]. https://survivaltricks.wordpress.com/2018/08/08/vietnamese-buddhism-has-been-strongly-against-eating-dogs/

[6]. https://zenglexi.blogspot.com/2011/08/truyen-thuyet-ba-thanh-e.html

[7]. http://chimviet.free.fr/32/tamminh_muclien.htm

[8]. https://survivaltricks.wordpress.com/2018/08/07/fight-dog-meat/

[9]. https://fightdogmeat.com/2017/07/04/vietnam-instruction-book-farm-dogs-vietnam/

[10]. https://www.bbc.com/vietnamese/culture-social-43008478

[11]. Vietnamese capital Hanoi asks people not to eat dog meat, https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-45492907

[12]. https://dantri.com.vn/xa-hoi/ha-noi-muon-nguoi-dan-tu-bo-thoi-quen-an-thit-cho-20180911160345661.htm

[13]. https://news.zing.vn/le-hoi-thit-cho-ngoc-lam-van-dien-ra-bat-chap-tin-don-cam-ban-post757781.html

[14]. http://voh.com.vn/hai-sai-gon/nen-hay-khong-cam-an-thit-cho-289266.html

[15]. https://thethaovanhoa.vn/xa-hoi/le-hoi-choi-trau-do-son-nam-2018-chu-trau-duong-kim-vo-dich-bai-tran-loai-ngay-tran-dau-n20180918103652929.htm

[16]. http://vhoc.net/thuyet-minh-ve-le-hoi-choi-trau-o-do-son-hai-phong/

[17]. http://tourdulichmienbac.com/le-hoi-choi-trau-do-son

[18]. https://vi.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%E1%BB%85_h%E1%BB%99i_ch%E1%BB%8Di_tr%C3%A2u_H%E1%BA%A3i_L%E1%BB%B1u

[19]. https://vi.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%E1%BB%85_h%E1%BB%99i_Ch%E1%BB%8Di_tr%C3%A2u_%C4%90%E1%BB%93_S%C6%A1n

[20]. https://vikinglifeblog.wordpress.com/2018/05/25/yulin-dog-eating-festival-3000-dogs-skinned-alive-blow-torched-then-served-up-as-food/

[21]. https://vikinglifeblog.wordpress.com/2017/06/26/yulin-dog-meat-festival-continues/

[22]. https://acenewsservices.wordpress.com/2018/08/07/london-eating-dog-meat-becoming-widespread-across-u-k-due-to-mass-immigration-from-the-europe-and-the-far-east-with-such-festivals-as-the-yulin-dog-eating-festival-as/

DISEASES FROM EATING DOG MEAT

[23]. https://news.zing.vn/au-trung-giun-san-tung-tang-trong-co-the-nguoi-post440771.html

(1. Lỗ Trí Thâm, 鲁智深 from China.

He is a high buddhist monk of high rank in old China , has he eaten dog meat?.)

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https://survivaltricks.wordpress.com/2018/05/28/yulin-dog-eating-festival-3000-dogs-skinned-alive-blow-torched-then-served-up-as-food/

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Five Spice mixture

Five spices mixture.

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Five spices mixture.

1. Five spices mixture.

Figure: A Five Spices mixture.

It is a special ingredient mixture for cooking to give the distinctive smell and taste of Vietnamese rice noodle soup “Pho”.

2. Ingredients.

Figure: A Five Spices mixture. It is commonly a mixture made up of up to seven ingredients: 1.star anise, 2.amomum, 3.cloves, 4.Sichuan pepper, 5.fennel seeds, 6.liquorice, and 7.Chinese cinnamon.

The name implies that it is a mixture of five varieties of spices, with all having similar smells. The ready mixed mixtures sold in shops usually have six or up to seven ingredients. Only the first five ingredients listed here are present in most mixture bags. They may be the original five ingredients. They are: 1.star anise, 2.amomum, 3.cloves, 4.Sichuan pepper, 5.fennel seeds, 6.liquorice (later addition?), and 7.Chinese cinnamon (later addition?).

Liquorice is widely used in Orient as an agent to prevent cold and flu (proof required), overuse of liquorice may cause bleeding in the nose.

Cinnamon is also widely used in Orient as an agent to prevent cold and flu (proof required). When used as a spice, cinnamon seems to inhibit moulds from growing in soup broth.

Star anise gives the predominant smell of Five Spices mixture. Some people put star anise into Vietnamese sticky rice alcohol to make alcohol with anise flavor.

3. Cautionary notes.

Eating too much food cooked with five spice mixture will make your sweat and urine have its smell.

4. Where to find it.

Five spice mixture is sold in 100g bags in Chinese grocery store. Currently each bag costs about AUD 3.00

References.

[1]. https://www.thespruce.com/how-to-make-five-spice-powder-4065302

[2]. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spice_mix

[3]. Licorice, https://www.drugs.com/mtm/licorice.html

[4]. Licorice Root, National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), https://nccih.nih.gov/health/licoriceroot

[5]. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/10-proven-benefits-of-cinnamon#section4

[6]. Cinnamon, National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), https://nccih.nih.gov/health/cinnamon

Please note that round worms are quite different from human beings.

[7]. Cinnamon Bark and Ginseng in Herbal Formulas Increase Life Span of Roundworms, https://nccih.nih.gov/research/results/spotlight/052510.htm

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Fable of a donkey and the hut of his master

Fable of a donkey and the hut of his master.

by tonytran2015 (Melbourne, Australia).

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Fable of a donkey and the hut of his master.

#donkey, #hut, #cabin, #master

Figure: Two donkeys tied to a donkey transport vehicle.

I learnt of the following fable from a French book many many years ago:

Once there was a man who used to have his donkey tied near to the door of his hut.

On a cold night he heard the thumpings on his door.

When he opened the door, he saw the donkey doing the thumpimg. The donkey then said:

“Master, it is cold for my head, I want to put my head inside your hut.” The master thought that he should help his donkey and agreed to the request.

The following night, he woke up in the night to see the donkey squeezing him while saying to him: “Master, it is too cold outside, not only you but both of us had to be inside, I now only have my front half inside.” He felt upset but he had no strength to push the donkey out of the hut.

The morning came, he untied the donkey then went out for work. Late after work, he came back and saw the donkey sleeping comfortably in his hut. He told the donkey to get out, the donkey replied: “Master, it is too cold ouside for me, you should not upset me, you should sleep outside, there is not enough room inside for both of us !”

The morality is Always make clear to the recipients of your help that your help to them is not limitless.

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Please sign and pay up to be spied on !

Please sign and pay up to be spied on.

by tonytran2015 (Melbourne, Australia).

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#spyware, #mobile phone, #smart phone, #computer, #camera, kitchen appliance,

Please sign and pay up to be spied on.

The irony is that you, as an individual, voluntarily agree to and pay to install and upgrade the devices that may spy on you even in your own home.

Your mobile phones, security cameras, modems can help someone to spy on you. Even your fridge can help someone to send emails to you [1, 2, 3].

Any spyware now is so clever that you have little chance of discovering it by yourself [4]. A spyware may hide undetected inside your own computer [5, 6]. Spyware problem is so widespread that people have to help each other (through social network) to remove them [7].

Widespread use of smart phones which are miniaturized computers even bring into existence some around the clock spyware. Any smart phone spyware may (or may not ?, to maintain deniability by manufacturers) be pre-installed in your smart phones by manufacturers [8, 9, 10, 11, 12].

You cannot say that the US military is paranoid when it bans all phone gears manufactured by (Chinese) Huawei and ZTE. [13, 14]. Even so the US government is still worried about being spied upon by China which manufactures a high proportion of US computing equipment and components [15, 16, 17, 18, 19].

Even your harmless looking USB should also be suspected. Every USB is a small computer that provides streams of data from its arrays of memories upon receiving some instructions from the USB port. What would happen if the memory content of the USB had some malware? or if that small computer on the USB had hidden in it some unknown, secret instructions for activating some malicious action? So USB drives may not be allowed in many US government departments and private organizations. [20, 21]

For any individual, he gets to remember that his privacy may be compromised by any of the smart devices he brought home !

References

]1]. These Devices May Be Spying On You (Even In Your Own Home), Joseph Steinberg Contributor, Jan 27, 2014,9:15 am, https://www.forbes.com/sites/josephsteinberg/2014/01/27/these-devices-may-be-spying-on-you-even-in-your-own-home/#2d865341b859

[2]. The NSA hides surveillance software in hard drives, Jon Fingas, 02.16.15,
https://www.engadget.com/2015/02/16/hard-drive-spyware/

[3]. Your hard drives were riddled with NSA spyware for years, Kaspersky: ‘Equation Group’ attacked ‘high value targets’, By Darren Pauli 17 Feb 2015 at 01:57, https://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/02/17/kaspersky_labs_equation_group/

[4]. There’s no way of knowing if the NSA’s spyware is on your hard drive, ‘Equation group’ spyware likely only targeted specific hard drives and SSDs, By Lucas Mearian, Senior Reporter, Computerworld Feb 18, 2015 6:00 AM PT,
https://www.computerworld.com/article/2885069/theres-no-way-of-knowing-if-the-nsas-spyware-is-on-your-hard-drive.html

[5]. Lenovo Caught (3rd Time) Pre-Installing Spyware on its Laptops, September 24, 2015Swati, https://thehackernews.com/2015/09/lenovo-laptop-virus.html

[6]. Lenovo Settles Over the Built-In Spyware Scandal-Lenovo Superfish,
Mike Sanders, September 6, 2017, https://www.eteknix.com/lenovo-settles-build-spyware-scandal/

[7]. How to remove the dangerous Superfish adware preinstalled on Lenovo PCs, By Brad Chacos Senior Editor, PCWorld Feb 20, 2015 4:37 PM PT, https://www.pcworld.com/article/2886278/how-to-remove-the-dangerous-superfish-adware-presintalled-on-lenovo-pcs.html

[8]. https://readwrite.com/2013/04/23/5-signs-android-smartphone-infected-malware/

[9]. https://androidforums.com/threads/malware-spyware-built-into-phone-help.1025125/

[10]. https://forums.androidcentral.com/ask-question/756137-what-common-data-service.html

[11]. https://forum.fairphone.com/t/pre-installed-apps-and-their-purpose/1884

[12]. https://android.stackexchange.com/questions/170487/what-is-common-data-service-app-in-the-preinstalled-app-list

[13]. Personnel on US military bases can no longer buy phones and other gear manufactured by Chinese firms Huawei and ZTE, after the Pentagon said the devices pose an “unacceptable” security risk.by AFP on May 05, 2018 Tweet, https://www.securityweek.com/us-military-bans-huawei-zte-phones

[14]. https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/13/17686310/huawei-zte-us-government-contractor-ban-trump

[15]. Chinese spy chips are found in hardware used by Apple, Amazon, Bloomberg says; Apple, AWS say no way, https://www.cnbc.com/2018/10/04/chinese-spy-chips-are-said-to-be-found-in-hardware-used-by-apple-amazon-apple-denies-the-bloomberg-businessweek-report.html

[16]. China allegedly infiltrated US companies through implanted hardware backdoors,
Zeljka Zorz, Managing EditorOctober 4, 2018, https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2018/10/04/implanted-hardware-backdoors/

[17]. https://irishinfosecnews.wordpress.com/2018/10/04/china-allegedly-infiltrated-us-companies-through-implanted-hardware-backdoors/

[18]. Report: In Huge Hack, Chinese Manufacturer Sneaks Backdoors Onto Motherboards, https://www.darkreading.com/network-and-perimeter-security/report-in-huge-hack-chinese-manufacturer-sneaks-backdoors-onto-motherboards/d/d-id/1332977

[19]. https://irishinfosecnews.wordpress.com/2018/10/04/report-in-huge-hack-chinese-manufacturer-sneaks-backdoors-onto-motherboards/

[20]. https://www.cybereason.com/blog/five-reasons-why-ibm-banning-usb-drives-is-a-good-security-practice

[21]. https://gcn.com/articles/2010/02/23/dod-flash-drives.aspx

[22]. https://triggerreset.net/2018/10/25/samsung-will-delete-your-memory-so-your-favorite-shows-will-seem-new-again/

[23]. https://theoverspill.blog/2018/10/25/start-up-no-938-cook-calls-for-us-data-privacy-sidewalk-adviser-quits-will-5g-change-filmmaking-millennials-v-tablets-and-more/

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[24]. All backdoors from Israel folks – you don’t want to let any unknown spooks from ”the tribe” into your bedroom do you?, https://ukgovernmentwatch.wordpress.com/2018/12/11/127526/

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In-flight Panic – Stay Calm! Pilot …..

via In-flight Panic – Stay Calm! Pilot …..

“BA flight from Kuala Lumpur on the evening of June 24, 1982, ran into volcanic dust. Captain makes the following statement to the passengers: “Ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. We have a small problem. All four engines have stopped. We are doing our damnedest to get them going again. I trust you are not in too much distress.”

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Harvest Moon festival in Melbourne (Australia) is for all.

Harvest Moon festival in Melbourne (Australia) is for all.

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Harvest Moon festival in Melbourne (Australia) is for all.

The Harvest Moon festival of East Asian origin [1] now includes activities from many other cultures in Melbourne.

Figure: Stage dance.

Note that the dancers on stage are not of Asian descendants. The carnival has all Western carnival settings and children rides, complete with pony rides.

Figure: Ponies for children rides.

Reference.

[1]. https://survivaltricks.wordpress.com/2017/09/29/harvest-moon-festival-in-east-asian-calendar/

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Sore throat infection from cold drinks with ice in Vietnam.

Sore throat infection from cold drinks with ice in Vietnam.

by tonytran2015 (Melbourne, Australia).

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Visitors to Vietnam (most of them to Saigon) often caught Sore Throat infection. They would hear some claims by the mass that there are some outbreaks of throat infection by influenza virii. Actually there are no such outbreaks in influenza virii to cause such infection.

This is the story of my own search for the real reason for the claim that drinking cold drink with ice in Vietnam may cause a throat infection.

#throat infection, #cold drink with ice cubes, #unhygienic drink serving, #Vietnam

Sore throat infection from cold drinks with ice in Vietnam.

1. Having sore throat after having few drinks in Vietnam?

A tourist went out to have few glass of beers or cold drinks in the most expensive places in Vietnam and come back to his room with a sore throat infection. His friends tell him that everyone drinking cold drinks in Vietnam eventually gets an infection due to the cold drinks. Government Health Department has so many blunders that it has no more credibility to offer any recommendation. So the tourist may believe that his cold drinks may have caused his infection.

2. My search for the true cause of sore throat infection in Vietnam.

Ice makers in Vietnam are under some degree of control by the Vietnamese Health Department.

The beer and soft drink makers are also under some degree of control by the Vietnamese Health Department.

The drink glasses have been mostly cleaned and well washed.

So it was a puzzle to see why a tourist can catch a throat infection in an expensive reception or club.

3. Some investigative work is needed.

Paying attention on the way cold drinks are served in Vietnam brings out some UNSUAL activities: The waiters are always busy pulling out the ice cubes from guests’ glasses to replace them with bigger cubes: The partially dissolved cubes are pulled out of each glass by a pair of tongues. They are then placed in an ice bucket that carries all ice cubes, new and partially dissolved. The waiters then choose from those cubes one of the right size for dropping into the guest’s glass to make its liquid rise to the brim. The waiters want to make an image that the glasses of all guests are always full.

You should know by now why people consuming cold drinks with ice cubes have sore throat infection.

4 The most probable cause of throat infection for tourists to Vietnam

a/- Suppose that a guest has a throat infection.
b/- The pair of tongues that dip into his drink may carry some virus.
c/- His ice cubes may carry some virus.
d/- The ice bucket now spreads thw virus to all cubes.
e/- The pair of tongues and the ice cubes from the bucket carries virus to the guest being served.
f/- Every guest now equitably shared some virus.

5. Personal actions to avoid such throat infection.

a/- Whenever I needed a drink, I avoided their glasses, pair of tongues for ice and ice cubes by asking for a fridge cooled, sealed, pull-top can of drink. I would then personally wash its top in the toilet then bring it back to the table and open it, drinking the content directly from its opened top with a drink straw. I would then ask the waiters to give me privacy and keep away from me and my can of drink !

b/- If ice cubes are needed insist on obtaining them yourself directly from a sealed bag from a well known ice manufacturer and NOT PARTIALLY DISSOLVED cubes as the latter may come out of someone else’ glass. It is paradoxic that STREET VENDORS seem to ADHERE MORE to this rule for hygiene than expensive clubs and reception centers full of (wrongly trained) busy looking waiters.

c/- Observe strictly the rules of NOT SHARING EATING AND DRINKING CUTTLERY. This rule is observed rigorously in Western Countries and in Former (pre 1975) South Vietnam but it is NOT observed by people from former North Vietnam.

d/- The non-observance of this rule of NOT SHARING EATING AND DRINKING CUTTLERY now spreads to the majority of alcoholic drinkers in Vietnam. DO NOT share their glasses and avoid drinking with them.

Reference.

[1].

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Too many problems with Malaysian Airlines ?

Too many problems with Malaysian Airlines ?

by tonytran2015 (Melbourne, Australia).

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(Blog No. 1xx).

When going oversea, passengers have to choose their most suitable airlines. Currently Malaysian Airline is promoting itself but some passengers still feel uneasy with the records of this Airline.

#Malaysian airline, #MH 17, #MH 370, MH 134, #pitot cover, #pitot tube cover,

Too many problems with Malaysian Airlines ?

1. Previous total loss of two flights of Malaysian Airline.

320px-Boeing_777-200ER_Malaysia_AL_(MAS)_9M-MRO_-_MSN_28420_404_(9272090094)

Figure: Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER (9M-MRO) taking off at Roissy-Charles de Gaulle Airport (LFPG) in France, Author Laurent ERRERA from L’Union, France, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license. Original file: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Boeing_777-200ER_Malaysia_AL_(MAS)_9M-MRO_-_MSN_28420_404_(9272090094).jpg

People should be sympathetic to a corporation which had been the unwilling victim of disasters. Malaysian Airline had been struck with two disasters involving its flights MH370 [1] and MH17 [2,3,4,5].

The two unplanned, unwanted deadly strikes had caused heavy financial damage to Malaysian Airlines. The final report offered by Malaysia government on MH370 has not been reassuring and has been accused of being a white wash. Some people may feel that they should only look forward when flying on this airline. However sympathetic to the airline, prospective passengers of this airlines are still uneasy with many of the following factors which seem to indicate a bigger systemic failure in Malaysia.

2. Credibility problems with Malaysian system.

The final report offered by Malaysia government on MH-370 has not been reassuring and has been accused of being a white wash [6,7,8]:

Why had not KL air controllers timely informed air controllers of TSN (HCM, Saigon) from Vietnam when flight MH370 crossed their air control boundary? Where were the air defence radars of Malaysia?

On the MH 17, people would have to ask why did the airline fly over a dangerous sky above a deadly zone of conflict ?

The credibility of this international report (under the auspice of ICAO) is further diminished by a pattern of incomprehinsible non-aviationic events from Malaysia.

The jailing and then release from jail of Deputy P.M. Anwar Ibrahim [9].

The missing billions of dollars in the Malaysian pension fund 1MDB [10].

3. The current conducts of Malaysian Airline

A recent (2018/7/18) technical incidence to flight MH-134 resulting in a disabled airliner of Malaysian Airlines at Brisbane Airport has casted a question mark on the rigid adherence to Malaysian Airlines flight procedures (such as preflight visual inspection by pilot by around the aircraft in counter-clockwise direction, seeing a working airspeed indicator during taxi) [11,16].

“The ATSB is investigating an airspeed indication failure on take-off involving an Airbus A330, 9M-MTK, at Brisbane Airport, Queensland on 18 July 2018.

During take-off, the airspeed indicators failed and the crew conducted a return to Brisbane”[12].

4. Murder of Kim Jong-Nam in KUA LUMPUR International Airport.

This home base of the airline is not quite secure. The security of flights may be affected [17,18].

5. Conclusion.

It takes time and effort to build the reputation of an airline. For me, I would stick to Qantas, a World Airline WITH ABSOLUTELY NO HULL FATALITY since 1951.

References.

[1]. https://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-updates/incidents/after-years-of-investigations-the-mh370-mystery-will-be-laid-to-rest-with-a-final-report/news-story/d8868d3120e6d2f2b76a9adf506cc648

[2]. https://www.sbs.com.au/news/australia-considers-diplomatic-action-against-russia-over-mh17-findings

[3]. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-05-24/russian-missile-was-used-to-shoot-down-flight-mh17/9797308

[4]. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-07-05/mh17-investigation-team-signals-intent-press-charges/8682044

[5]. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-43457694

[6]. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malaysia_Airlines_Flight_370

[7]. https://www.smh.com.au/world/camera-captures-missing-malaysia-airlines-mh370-pilots-clearing-airport-security-20140317-hvjh0.html

[8]. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2582146/Caught-CCTV-Pilots-doomed-Malaysian-Airlines-flight-walk-security-final-time-off.html

[9]. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anwar_Ibrahim

[10]. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-44076319

[11]. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-07-25/malaysia-airlines-flight-emergency-plastic-covers-left-on-probes/10035646

[12]. https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/2018/aair/ao-2018-053/

[12b]. https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=213551

[13]. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5987121/Malaysia-Airlines-questioned-following-emergency-landing-Brisbane.html

[14]. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5969821/Malaysia-Airlines-plane-makes-emergency-landing-Brisbane-airport-speed-instruments-failure.html

[15]. https://www.airlineratings.com/news/malaysia-airlines-spotlight-brisbane-pitot-tube-incident/

[16]. https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/emergency-landing-damages-malaysia-airlines-passenger-jet-0sbm6zk99

[17]. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Jong-nam

[18]. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-41464331

[19]. http://www.askthepilot.com/questionanswers/quantas-safest-airlines/

[20]. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Qantas_fatal_accidents

Added after 2018 Aug 15th:

[21]. https://www.christianpost.com/news/mh-370-hijack-theory-re-emerges-with-reports-of-co-pilots-attempt-to-make-mid-flight-phone-call-117863/

[22]. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/malaysia/10706848/Missing-Flight-MH370-Aviation-experts-focus-on-hijack-theory.html

[23]. https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/546323/MH370-plane-doomed-jet-crash-conspiracy-theories-deliberately-crashed-flight-wreckage

[24]. https://www.reddit.com/r/MH370/comments/8k6o3z/aussie_transport_safety_bureau_to_face_senate/

[25]. https://www.atsb.gov.au/mh370-pages/updates/reports.aspx

[26]. https://www.flyingmag.com/atsb-publishes-final-report-on-mh370

[27]. https://www.msn.com/en-my/news/national/report-veteran-pilot-maintains-%e2%80%98mh370-pilot-did-it%e2%80%99-theory/ar-BBGNAxw

[28]. http://themillenniumreport.com/2018/05/former-navy-pilot-exposes-truth-about-mh-370-disappearance/

[29]. https://www.news.com.au/world/asia/new-mh370-report-poses-as-many-questions-as-it-answers/news-story/0ababf515f2ae23cbba3615cbffb75f2

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