A Narrated Moped Drive Through Ho Chi Minh City

While I was in Ho Chi Minh City last month, I got my cousin Oc to give me a ride through the city centre, side streets and even some pretty narrow alleys on his moped. While he did this, I filmed it using a handheld camcorder placed to the side of his head, and narrated it. Then I edited the footage to keep the highlights of the trip.

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Ho Chi Minh City Roundabout Traffic

A little video I captured while visiting Ho Chi Minh City in Viet Nam last month. This is a video of the traffic there at a rotary or roundabout, where people just weaved in front and through each other like a weaving machine. No accidents. No road rage. Really makes me wonder how North Americans get into so many accidents, especially when there are far fewer cars on the road (rather than when there are many), or hit pedestrians or cyclists on empty roads… and don’t even get me started on the road rage thing over nothing!

I might end up showing blograge! 🙂

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The Decentralized Model of Blogging and Eight Good Blogging Rules

When someone starts a blog, one of the first and/or big question they have to answer is What is your blog going to be about?

For a lot of people, that’s a fairly narrow answer, like football, Transformers, the environment, etc. Even “everything about” a topic, like Twilight, isn’t all that broad. A blog on a theme becomes a focal point for something and aim to bring readers to them on that topic, like a a city in a state, where other blogs on the same topic are other cities, and each post is a new building in its city. Readers looking for something else would go elsewhere, like to another state or city.

For me, it was different. I chose to have a blog about pretty much anything and everything.

So why did I do this and how was I going to make it “succeed”?

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