CRAZY TO DO LIST: BEFORE 25

BEFORE 25

  • Phiêu lưu quanh Việt Nam một mình — Adventure around Vietnam alone
  • Nhảy bungee >100 m ———————- Bungee jumping > 100m
  • Tiếp xúc với ma/thế giớ tâm linh ——— Contact with ghost/another world
  • Cạo trọc đầu ———————————– Shaved head

What do you think whenever you run into trouble?

        I’m a person don’t care about the present, I just care about my past and my future. That’s why I always look like a miserable guy. Today, I don’t know what I’m doing, today, I can eat instance noodle for surviving and plan some crazy ideas in my head.

        Whenever I feel like I wanna give up, I think about my past, about the troubles I passed and the ways I got over them. Then, I think about my future, I can image the feeling of the winner, it’s so wonderful.
“Who was I, I got over many trouble in the past, so how can this problem scare me? I’ll never give up, I’ll get up, then jump into the sky and fly, when I get wings, the wind keeps me fly higher and higher”

        Even though I know I’m not good, my difficulties are nothing compare to the great people out there who trying to be successful. But not so I forgot my past. It’s not a dream of victory, it’s a motive to get out of nervous, I do not see it as a paradise, the past is always hell, the hell make me stronger.

“The heaven creates only rabbits and deer, but the hell creates powerful warriors” (Source: Unknown)

         I’m not a smart guy as well as hard working, but I’m venture, always ready to embark on the new thing. If you’re not a talent person or a steadfast with your own target, let’s go out of your safe zone, there are may things to explore outside. I am not that you will be successful, but by the experiences, you’ll be braver, stronger.

Never to end suffering! (Long time no complaint)

Daring-Long, Seoul, 2017-Apr-08, 00h45 a.m

Life From My Point Of View At 25-Year-Old

▬ Here are many relative posts, all of the links from my blog are safe

 

By the age of 25, everyone has their own opinion, at this age, we know what’s wrong or right, good or bad. I’m not a great knowledge guy or discuss what happening out there. Whatever written on my blog is my opinion from my own life. For many years later, when I look back on this 25-year-old status, I will see how I grew up.

                    SOCIAL

When I was little boy I think my country is beautiful.
When I started school, I get great things from subjects
When I grew up, I saw things that were not great as the school.
Every day, I receive many information or news that specialize in politics, society, good things are less but bad things are much. Even though we know a lot of negative things, we have to keep up with the hope of a good social.

                    LEARNING – CAREER

I interested in science and engineering, clearly things. But my level is poor so I can not mention about a great thing. I just want to study the great knowledge and contribute to engineering/science, hoping a bright future for my life and my family, then if I have little success, I’ll help other young people to strive.
Back To Academy
Student 01: Some of the Scholarships & Awards during hard periods
First Week in Seoul-South Korea

                    EMBARK ON THE LIFE

If you are not a really excellent person who is so strong in their life, then leave your safe zone, please! Go outside and explore many things out there. Undergo and you’ll get your lesson to be better. I’m not sure you’ll be successful or not, but at least you’ll grow up.
7 Extra Work I Have Done Since 18+
Embarking on your own journey
Trải nghiệm qua cách nhìn nhận khó khăn thử thách
Updating …

                   TRAVELING

The older I am, the more interested in travel I am. I don’t have any bad habits such as alcohol, cigarettes, gambling. I just interested in adventure and I like to wander alone.
Well, just keep on ignoring things out there, learning and working are not really fun.
This blog will be my open diary – where I will share my life’s point of view, my journeys, things that I am interested in. In the future, I ‘ll collect them and get my own life book. It has the most beautiful journey in my youth.
My idea of traveling through the ages:
– [- 18 years old] Highschool: Focus on studying.
– [18-23 years old] University: Travel with friends but still keep to study well
– [23-24 years old] Graduation: Explosion, crazy, do whatever I want.
– [25+ years old] Graduate shool: Growth, still interest in travel but live with responsibly 😀
MY ADVENTURE STORY
6 Items Of Self Development After Journey
Tôi đã lo hậu sự cho mình ở tuổi 23
Các chuyến phiêu lưu của tôi

                   SOCIAL NETWORK – PERSONAL INFORMATION

Previously, I restricted sharing of my personal information on social networks, I always thought there is someone is tracking and collecting my information.
No matter fields what you know about me: academic, work, traveling or family, you can not know all about me, there are hidden views you never see.
Mạng xã hội – thông tin cá nhân    

                  FAMILY – FRIEND

Last weeks in Vietnam    

                  TRUE LOVE EXISTS. COMING SOON ^^: SUPER HOT TOPIC (UPDATE SOON …)

                  MY FAVORITE QUOTES:

Heaven creates only rabbits and deer, hell creates the powerful warriors.
What does not kill me makes me stronger.
The only dream is not enough, you have to be ambitious, add a bit of machination.
To live simply, think complexly, do anything deep
Doing easy thing, you will never grow up

(Many sources)

                    IN SUMMARY: 25 YEARS, THE GAME HAVE JUST BEGIN

There are many stories about life, people, the past, and future. If there is more time, I’ll write more.
Thanks for watching!

Daring-Long, Seoul, 2017-May-03, 11h19 p.m

 

Adventure Ha Giang ▬ Trip 04 Oct.2015

 

Bài viết tiếng Việt: http://daringsolotrip.com/vi/phieu-luu-ha-giang-trip04/

► This article is my travel diary, telling about the my adventures in Ha Giang in 10/2015, what I saw, where I went, my activities, my experience honestly, no fiction. Everyone has a different trend to discovery, hope these information in my adventure can be useful for you.

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– Transportation form: Bus, motorcycle, walking

– Costs: $ 150 (5 days)

– Gear & tool : 50 % of the full. (14 kg including light food)

– Rating : 7.5/10

———————– SUMMARY ——————-—- 

— DAY 1: LAO CAI CITY – HA GIANG CITY – QUANG BA
+ Enjoying beautiful landscape
+ Da river + mountain range along 4c route
— DAY 2: QUANG BA – YEN MINH – DONG VAN – MEO VAC
+ Buckwheat field (yen minh)
+ Discovering a random rock cave
+ Nearby road (pho bang)
+ Visiting pho bang and border checkpoint vn-china
+ Sightseeing: the majestic dong van stone plateau
+ Ma pang village – border area
+ Motorcycling wonderful ma pi leng pass
+ Talking with highland local children
+ Discovering lung cu flag tower alone at 22h (illusions)
— DAY 3: DONGVAN TOWN – THEMVAN VILLAGE – XEOLUNG VILLAGE – NANLI RIVER, VN’S NORTH POLE
+ The hustle and bustle of weekend market (ethnic minorities cultures – dong van)
+ Talking with local workers crossing border (419 national border markers)
+ Lung cu flag tower
+ Motorcycling along border belt (2 times get lost)
+ Receiving hospitality from ethnic minority people
+ Chatting with village elders about their life
+ He invited me a shot of strong tobacco by that big water pipe
+ Joining together thresh rice by hands on paddy field
+ Hunting the rats on rice field with children
+ The efforts to go down vn’s north pole
+ Trouble: my bike was slid down to valley
+ Walking back to ask for help from villagers
+ Helping people collect rice before rain
+ They invited me to sleep at their home
+ Intimate talk and have dinner with mr. Mi’s family
+ Giving mr. Mi’s family some gifts
— THEMVAN VILLAGE – 428 MILESTONE – DONGVAN TOWN – HAGIANG CITY – HANOI
+ Enjoying beautiful landscape in the early morning
+ Nanli river + border area
+ 428 national border markers – farthest to the north
+ Back to ha giang city – more troubles again

———–RATING: Trip 04: 7.5/10
– 8/10 : Adventurous
– 8/10 : Daring
– 9/10 : Cutural
– 9/10 : Relationship
– 3/10 : Professional
– 8/10 : Effort

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7 Extra Work I Have Done Since 18+

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Bài viết tiếng Việt:  http://daringsolotrip.com/vi/7-cong-viec-toi-tung-lam-khi-18/

Before 18 years old, I was a labourer for few weeks and knew the value for money.

After 18 years old, I started to live away from home, began to integrate into society.
People see me as a good student, slightly crazy. After graduation, under cover of a traveller, crazy and daring solo trips, sometimes as an engineer, and now as a graduate student.
During hard periods I had to work 4 jobs at the same time for survival and keep my mind to plan for future, There are a lot of interesting stories.
But here I will not discuss those stories (about studying, full-time jobs or travelling). Here are some of the hidden views of my life that extra work I have done from 18 to 24 years old. There are jobs that nobody knows even the family, teachers, friends do not know.

1. Leafleter (First-year student, 2 days)

In the first semester in College, although I got some money from family, but I tried to challenge myself, that help me get the first point of view about the social, how is the student life.
=> Learn how to stand in the street, quick reaction of eyes and hands.

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2. Waiter in canteen, (Part-time, 6 months)

This job, I want to get money to go to Gym club, so I worked for a Canteen in VNU-Dormitory. (clean the table, wash dishes by hand)
=> It was fulfilled my free time after lunch or dinner

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3. Waiter in coffee shop (Part-time, 1 week)

I was a waiter in the A6 coffee shop, VNU-Dormitory. After doing in the canteen, I still have time to work until 23h p.m. The manager, she was a little crazy, sometimes she chewed out bullshitting thing.
=> This job does not learn much

The image only illustrates (Nguồn: The Internet)

4. Tutor (Part-time, 4 years)

After a period of manual work, it is a waste of time. I looked for a tutoring job, I teach Math, Physics, Chemistry for high school students. Basic knowledge in high school is not difficult, just read a book few minutes then explain for the student. Compared to the previous jobs, teaching gives me a higher salary ($8/2 hours/student). Therefore, I just taught 6 hours per week, that salary enough spent for living cost. The peak of lack of money so I toke 3 classes and full week schedule.
=> I learn a lot of things from this job, the ability to solve the money issues, read and explain quickly, review general knowledge, arrange ability, and working in high performance. Some of my students were better that make me happy.

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5. Glass cleaning worker (1 week)

This is a ridiculous job, before Lunar Newyear 2012, I spent money to buy some stuff, then not enough money to return my hometown. I worked for a cleaning service company, clean the windows, clean the floor, clean the carpet. My managers saw that the students are easy to enforce so he gave me the heavy work which was not in our deal.
=> Although this job is boring, but I got a point of view about life seriously, bad and good people. The life out there is totally different with the familiar thing in college.

The image only illustrates (Nguồn: The Internet)

6. Tour guide (Free-lance, 1 year)

This job is fun, not stressful, no manual work, take guests go to visit our country. It also needs knowledge and skills, I am an amateur freelancer so I did not see the professional things in this job.
=> I got a lot of lessons from this job: Practice English, cultural and historical knowledge, presentation skills, satisfying my travel demand, good salary ($ 35- $ 45 / day).

Detail: http://daringsolotrip.com/vi/great-job-tour-guide-free-lance/

Ontetrip Website: #Ontripadventures

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7. Project free-lance

Sounds majestic, actually, I do some simple job. Some of my friends so busy and they asked me to help them solve/analysis some academic/technical problems. I had not free time, but I still took the job.
=> In several jobs, I was not good enough to finish it timely, that made my friends run into troubles. Now I am carefully in getting a job.

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CONCLUSION

Before embarking on a new experience, at that time I had no deep thought that it was useful or not, … FREE + LACK OF MONEY so that I go to work.
In each stage, I learn, experience necessary new knowledge and skills, but can not use them completely (only partially). If you can make good use of these things in life, it’s great. When you get more experiences, you grow up, you are more mature, you know how to use resources more effectively.

FOR READERS

If you are not an excellent person who is strong enough on the chosen path, so you should leave your safe zone, explore the things out there, then experience, more point of views. I am not sure you will be successful or not, but you will definitely grow up.

Daring-Long, Seoul, 2017-Apr-08, 00h45 a.m

 

First Week in South Korea

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► This video is summary my activities of First Week in South Korea 

Bài viết tiếng Việt:  http://daringsolotrip.com/vi/tuan-dau-o-han-quoc/

1. First Week in South Korea (Part 01)

– Korea University – Great
– Dormitory – Good
– Professor and Laboratory’s brothers are very nice
– Nice international friends
– Quite cold weather
– Delicious Korean Foods (Part 02)
– Travelling around (Part 03)
Overall:
– Beautiful girls, good foods, nice landscape
– Travelling more than studying, 🙂 🙂
– Should to study Korean ASAP

2. Here we go! Part 02 (Korean Foods)

Will be much more interesting details if I know the Korean Language!
Anyway, that’s enough for the first week.

3. First Week in South Korea (Part 03: Visits friend in KAIST-Daejeon)

Daring-Long, Seoul, 2017-Apr-08, 00h45 a.m

 

Album here: 

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Tuần đầu ở Hàn Quốc! (First Week in South Korea – scroll down for English)- Korea University – Tuyệt- Ký túc xá – Tố…

Posted by Long Nguyen on Monday, March 13, 2017

About Adventure Blog

 Contents:

  • The adventures: my own journey diary
  • Reader’s sharing: Sharing contribution from readers
  • Experience – Discussion: Skills, equipment, destinations, …
  • My Story: Adventure Style, Other Perspectives from Life

 Policy:

1. This blog share bout my trips, what happened and my experience. Not like a fiction, it’s no service for any group or organization.
2. In the article, I use the real names, pictures of people I met, most of them I asked for permission before posting.
3. The images are mostly taken by myself by phone or digital camera. Some images taken from other sources have a clear origin.4. The reader can share these stories comfortably (remember the source code is daringsolotrip.com).
5. Readers can comment, discuss freely on my blog, can also share your own story over here.
6. We do not discuss politics or religion here.

 For people who are:

– Planning for an adventure, need to extract information from my itinerary.
– Are interested in this combination adventure travel, want to find a value for their own trip, want to embark on the adventures.
– The travelers would like to share – discuss the destinations, traveling activities, etc.
– My acquaintances are curious about my bristly life more than a year after graduating from college.

This blog is still in the process of completion, mainly from the perspective of me, if there is a misinformation, please leave your comments to avoid systematic error.

► FIND OUT MORE

I wish to encourage everyone can travel by their style and find out the adventures inside every person. Join me as I share adventure diaries, experiences, destinations and useful travel tips, skills, gears.

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Daring-Long, Seoul, 2017-May-06, 00h45 a.m

 

MY ADVENTURE STORY

► MY STORY

Hi!, I am Long, I grew up in middle of Vietnam and studied and worked in Saigon for 6 years. And now, I am studying in Seoul South Korea.

After graduating with a B.A. in Engineering in Apr.2015, I wanted to do something crazy to celebrate my youth. I decided to travel around Vietnam completely on my own, my style. In the beginning, I just want to satisfy the feeling of discovery, collects destinations. I refer to many journeys around Vietnam (4-VN’s poles, peak, Indochina Border), then make a plan to travel. Afterward, I felt really shallow if only drive there to check in, take pictures and eating, or buy a tour and use available things. Why must I follow the forms available, trails?

Of course, I am not a pro, without training about survival skills, physical training, can not run motorcycle all day, no equipped pro gears & tools, no well known about cultures or food system in the regions, the network connection is also limited. That does not mean I have to buy a tour, join a group, follow a guide, sleep hotel.

I save money from the part-time job and self-preparation equipment, learn skills on youtube, self-planning, thorough research destinations. I Embark on Solo Adventures combines learning the local culture, making friends, many activities: motorcycling, free diving, hiking, climbing free, trekking, bushcraft with a very low budget, no touristic services. I went to the Jungles / mountains / villages / islands / borders / VN’s poles. Rethinking, my travel style combines many kinds of travels. I will use a broader definition to collectively for my style which is “Adventure – Embark on your adventure”.

Besides exciting peaks, happy times, observe natural beauty; receive hospitality from strangers, I faced a lot of trouble during the journey, almost died several times, overcame many obstacles, and conquered hunger, getting lost, fear, and pain (Not available in this video). I have attempted to overcome and understand more about yourself, my limit. I save valuable experiences in my adventure diary and continue to discover new lands. These adventures will be a motivation for the next step of my life goals, regarding Adventures, I got my own crazy plan before 25 and before 30. For each adventure, I will make an appointment for 10 years later to return (with my wife and my children, will be no dangerous), visit the spots where I got to experiences, visit the local people who helped me in the past.

6 Items of Self Development
(1) Adventure; (2) Daring; (3) Culture; (4) Relationships; (5) Professional; (6) Efforts

► HOW ABOUT YOU?

Each traveler has their own purposes, people travel for entertainment, for passionate, who follow the movement, people go to proving themselves, to help the less fortunate, there are many reasons why people we embark on the adventure. Whether high purpose or individuals, whether male or female, professional or amateur, good health or weak, take a moment to review your journeys, posting questions and explain, even shallow trips have their shallow values, do not let the great journey without knowing how it’s great!

EMBARKING ON YOUR ADVENTURES
DISCOVER WONDERFUL THINGS OF THE WORLD AND FIND THE VALUE FROM YOUR JOURNEY
NO MATTER YOUR SKILL, YOUR STYLE. LET’S SHARE OUR JOURNEYS!

 

► FIND OUT MORE

I wish to encourage everyone can travel by their style and find out the adventures inside every person. Join me as I share adventure diaries, experiences, destinations and useful travel tips, skills, gears.

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✩ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/daringsolotrip
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Daring-Long, Saigon, 2016-Dec-06, 03h10 a.m

 

Adventure Sapa ▬ Fansipan ▬ Trip03 (Oct-2015)

Bài viết tiếng Việt: http://daringsolotrip.com/vi/phieu-luu-sa-pa-trip03/

► This article is my travel diary, telling about the my adventures in Sapa in 10/2015, what I saw, where I went, my activities, my experience honestly, no fiction. Everyone has a different trend to discovery, hope these information in my adventure can be useful for you.

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– Activities: Sightseeing, find out the local culture, hiking Fansipan peak, motorcycling.

– Transportation form: Train, bus, motorcycle.

– Costs: $ 150

– Gear & tool : 50 % of the full. (14 kg including light food)

———————– SUMMARY ——————-—- 

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