Cô Độc



Tôi từng nghĩ, một người cả đời khép mình lại, không bao giờ mở lòng với một ai, sống tách biệt với thế giới bên ngoài hẳn là rất cô độc.

Nhưng có một ngày tôi nhận ra, cô độc không phải là không có ai bên cạnh, hoặc không để ai bên cạnh mình, mà chính là không thể bên cạnh người mình yêu thương nữa.

“Ở bên nhau” – ba chữ này còn ấm áp gấp trăm lần “anh yêu em”.

“Không thể bên nhau” – bốn chữ này cay đắng hơn “chúng mình chia tay” ngàn lần.

  • Cô độc, không phải là một mình trong căn phòng với bốn bức tường quạnh vắng, mà chính là giữa chốn ngổn ngang người, nhìn ngả nào cũng chẳng thấy bóng dáng ấy.
  • Cô độc, không phải là đứng giữa một nơi xa lạ cùng những gương mặt chưa từng mở miệng gọi tên, mà chính là ở một nơi thân quen nhưng đã thiếu đi một người từng gắn bó.
  • Cô độc, không phải là lạc giữa cái thành phố to lớn xa lạ, mà chính là đi hết những con đường trong thành phố bé nhỏ quen thuộc, vẫn chẳng thể vô tình lướt qua bóng người nhớ thương.
  • Cô độc, không phải là chẳng có lấy một số điện thoại trong danh bạ, mà chính là chẳng thể gọi cho số mình muốn.
  • Cô độc, không phải là ngồi ăn một mình ở một hàng quán xa lạ, mà chính là quán cũ, đường xưa, người xa khuất.
  • Cô độc, không phải là chẳng có một ai để bản thân nghĩ đến, mà chính là vì nghĩ đến một người quá nhiều.
  • Cô độc, không phải là chẳng có ai để yêu, mà chính là vì yêu một người quá nhiều dù đã chẳng thể tiếp tục bên nhau.
  • Cô độc, chẳng phải là tối tối chẳng có ai rủ rê hàng quán, chẳng có ai đưa đón đón đưa, mà chính là người muốn đi cùng vĩnh viễn đã không thể cùng đi, chỉ có thể ngồi nhà viết những dòng không bao giờ gửi cho ai.



Underwater Ink Photography by Mark Mawson


ARTWORK : Rain or Shine by Aiman Akhtar


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World of Cats – Ocicat

Ocicat is a very special breed. They have spotted coat, which exudes the wild beauty of the jungle or dessert cats.

In 1964, the original Ocicat was the unexpected result of an experimental breeding between Siamese and Abyssinian. It was named the Ocicat by their similar look like the South American wildcat (Ocelot).

Recognized for CFA registration in 1966, it took another twenty years to develop the breed and gain the support for provisional status. The Ocicat was advanced to championship status in May 1987. They can now be seen at many shows, and have been exported to many other countries, where they are very popular.

The ideal Ocicat is a large, active animal with an athletic appearance. It is very solid and well-muscled and has a short, tight coat with a satin sheen that shows off muscles and spots to their best advantage.

While the Ocicat looks wild, its temperament is anything but ferocious. It is a lot like a dog in that it is absolutely devoted to its people. Not a demanding, clinging-vine type, the Ocicat is confident as well as dedicated to its owners, and replies friendly to visitors or strangers when it is called.

The ocicat may look wild but they are anything but fierce. They are like a dog in that they are totally devoted to their owners. They are very intelligent and easy to train. Ocicats have been known to play fetch, walk on a leash and even respond to voice commands. Ocicats also easily adapt to traveling. Because of an ocicats social nature they are not suited to being left alone, however, they do well with other animals as companions.

Ocicats are also easy to keep. They require only occasional grooming and even though they look wild, they are not, and require no special diet.

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Phu Quoc ~ my rainy trip

I arrived Phu Quoc in a cloudy day, well, it is more than I expected, because rainy season has not been over yet. Although it is a business trip, I tried my best to enjoy the beach.

I have never been here in rainy season, but from rumors, I thought I would stay in my room for few days. Well, the truth was not bad like that. Small rains happened whole day and heavy rains came sometimes, but I still could ride the motorbike around Duong Dong town, to Ham Ninh Fishing Village and walked on the beach to enjoy (actually breath as much as I can) the fresh air!

It is highly recommended to bring a light jacket if you come to Phu Quoc in this season, help you to cover from small rains and speedy wind.

One of my favorite beach bar is Rory’s – their FB page. I really like their colorful lanterns, it looked sparkling and lightened up a corner of dark seaside in the evening. No surprise that most of people here were foreigners. Food and company were relaxed, easy-going and cheerful. I was lucky enough to be in the last night before the renovation from 29th August till 1st October.

Whole late afternoon of 3rd day was for visiting Ham Ninh Fishing Village, my most wanted place (Sorry, not the beach, as a foodie, nothing is better than a fishing village with fresh catch seafood! ). The road from Duong Dong town to Ham Ninh village was bad because it was not fully completed. I did go at 60km/h for few kms, then tried to avoid lots of rain water holes on unfinished road, then another good road, then a few holes. 12km road but I felt like it was up and down rhythm of a symphony. Luckily, I asked a native resident there, and found a new road, which crossed through airport, then back to Duong Dong town. I think this way is a bit longer in distance but saved time in traveling because of smooth and nice road, especially I did ride the motorbike in the evening. Safety and security of this island is really good (you can see people leave their motorbikes without locks everywhere), however, it was a bit scary when riding bike alone like that.

For the job: Phu Quoc is a developing area with lots of on-going tourism investment, especially a year before international Phu Quoc Airport became operational in December 2013, till now. Residents on this island also marked the historic moment of starting using electricity from the national grid after work on an undersea power cable line was complete in February. The completed detailed planning of new urban towns, which was carried out by Nikken Sekkei (Japan), was announced officially in June, is another important step for development of the island. I sincerely hope that this island will have rapid change in next few years.

Last but not least, my most disappointed thing in this trip: I heard from my friend that Phu Quoc was in unusual sunny in 3 weeks, then it started raining right before I came, and it stopped raining on the day I left! I sulk a lot, it is unfair for me (๑◕︵◕๑)

I assume that weather is trying to create another chance for me to visit this wonderful island in dry season, heh?!?

P.S: my food experience with Phu Quoc can be found here

World of Cats – Fishing Cat

Cats are afraid of the water. However, in Vietnam, there is a cat species which is good at swimming and fishing …

Fishing Cat (scientific name – Prionailurus viverrinus) is a medium-sized wild cat. It lives in South and Southeast Asia, includes mangrove forests in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam.

Regarding the shape, Fishing cat is very similar with the wildcat but it is bigger. Like keen swimmers, rather than hunting terrestrial prey such as other species of cat, fishing cats search for food under water, especially fish. They can grab their prey from above, also can dive deeply to the bottom of the water to chase fish. Kittens are familiar with the water when they are very small.

Currently, due to excessive hunting for meat, fur or pet and destruction of wetland habitats make this unique cat species at risk of extinction if they are not protected well.

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