The term “canyoning” might sound unfamiliar to you at first (to me as well 🙂 ). When a friend of mine invited me joining her trip to Da Lat (specifically Datanla descent) for canyoning, I thought ‘why not’ though I had knew nothing about it. (yet my 2015 has been set to be the year of experiencing (new) things with whole heart and soul). I looked up ‘canyoning’ as self-preparation for the trip, and it did scare me, indeed! I’ve never been sort of handy, or brave, or active girl who could manage to do jumping, abseiling, or even trekking for hours. I, however, said to myself that I would do it at any cost, no matter what it took (I made up my mind, thank God, this leads to so much worth experience. To name a few, facing the fear when being hung in the middle of the cliff, believing in oneself to continue rappelling till the end of the cliff, joyfulness of surpassing one’s limit, etc.) It’s truly eye-opening experience for the start of 2015 🙂
[here’s useful info on canyoning
Canyoning (known as ‘canyoneering’ in the U.S.) is traveling in canyons using a variety of techniques that may include other outdoor activities such as walking, scrambling, climbing, jumping, abseiling (rappelling), and swimming. Read more at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canyoning
& from my experience, I highly recommend the tour agent, Phat Tire ventures, for this type of service thanks to its great service and safety guaranteed http://www.ptv-vietnam.com/product.php?rid=5 ]
Jimmy Liao and his picture books
A picture book, The Blue Stone, caught my attention while looking for a book to kill time and relax after a long run around Ho Xuan Huong lake. It was, by chance, truly a bonanza to me. Jimmy’s picture books broadened my mind to a new genre of artwork and surrounded my utterly broken-heart with peace. I could feel how much love and profound thoughts he poured into every single book.
[Worth giving a try, you then fall into it 110% 🙂 http://gocnhocuacome.tumblr.com/ ]
I knew it by chance when talking to a friend of mine on his new project. Tomago education is a non-profit organization aiming to flourish children’ minds with the beauty of applied knowledge. Children enrolling in courses will have a chance to be introduced, trained and equipped with fundamental knowledge and basic skills useful for their personal growth in life and their career at their early stage, such as programming, economics, financials, philosophy, mind mapping, drawing, etc. Though the idea is common in some developed countries, seems not popular in mine. Excited by the idea, I joined in as a trainer of a course. Teaching kids at age of 10+ is quite challenging yet so much much fun thanks to their tons of queries and unexpected reactions in class.
[Wanna give it a visit, here you are https://www.facebook.com/tomago.education ]