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We don’t have the same parents, we don’t work in the same industry, we’re completely different in size, we don’t even look alike … in fact, we used to joke that the oldest brother looks like an Indonesian … the younger brother a Korean …. errrr, and me, the youngest and only sister, a non-Viet Southeast Asian girl … The biggest common thing that we share is …. the love for all the delicious snail/clam/scallop/oyster dishes ….

The brother-sisterhood started way back in 2000 …. when I ran into Skydunk, my 2nd brother in that Thank-You Dinner for the Southeast Asian Youth Program volunteers on the gigantic Nippon Maru. It was the first time we talked as alumni …. it’s funny how we both had majored in English and studied with the same teachers of English in the same junior high and senior high schools and never talked. All I knew was that he was a popular student in both schools cos of his cool unique name and his English proficiency … and so we talked ….

Not long after that night, I got to know my 1st bro as he replied to Skydunk’s email about Hollow Man being shown @ Cinebox … At that time, his screen name was MMMpal … though they looked kinda weird at first, it was interesting to know what those abbreviations stood for … they captured well my bro’s biggest passion …. It turned out that Neo, as he used to call himself afterwards, was (and still heartily is) into movies – something completely different from his core study subject – architecture.

Soon afterwards, we became brothers and sister despite the fact that I’m not even 1% knowledgeable about movies as much as Neo is, or about computers as much as Skydunk is … Though I’m not a skinny girl, I always feel safe to walk by my bros cos I’m only half their sizes … hehe …. Got lots to say about these cool bros … but ‘ll save it for some other day … it’s already mid night now ….

I couldn’t recall how it worked out the way it did … all I know now is that everytime we meet, the venue is always a snail place …. and the three of us would literally be ordering (and of course, finishing) dishes after dishes of those tiny little snails/clams blah blah blah …

As Neo’s only here for another week, we’re gonna meet up tomorrow ….. Where will we be heading? Errr ….

Phuong Thanh (5/24/2007 10:50:17 PM): mai anh muon di mam mam cai gi?
Phuong Thanh (5/24/2007 10:51:01 PM): em da ba’o khong an co*m o nha rui
First Bro (5/24/2007 10:51:12 PM): an oc
First Bro (5/24/2007 10:51:14 PM):🙂
Phuong Thanh (5/24/2007 10:51:17 PM): hehe
Phuong Thanh (5/24/2007 10:51:31 PM): that’s why we’re bros and sis
Phuong Thanh (5/24/2007 10:51:35 PM): em hoi anh Quan cau nay
Phuong Thanh (5/24/2007 10:51:41 PM): anh cung tra loi ngan gon y chang anh
Phuong Thanh (5/24/2007 10:51:49 PM): cho anh lua ne
Phuong Thanh (5/24/2007 10:52:00 PM): 1-cho dem Saigon: an cung dzui dzui, co o^’c bo^ng
Phuong Thanh (5/24/2007 10:52:07 PM): 2-quan Hong Hai – PNThach
First Bro (5/24/2007 10:52:17 PM): anywhere
Phuong Thanh (5/24/2007 10:52:19 PM): 3-quận 4 – siêu bình dân
First Bro (5/24/2007 10:52:20 PM):🙂
Phuong Thanh (5/24/2007 10:52:21 PM): god
Phuong Thanh (5/24/2007 10:52:27 PM): anh Quan cung noi vay
Phuong Thanh (5/24/2007 10:52:28 PM): haha
Phuong Thanh (5/24/2007 10:52:34 PM): this is incredible
First Bro (5/24/2007 10:52:39 PM):😛

Well, what else can I say … hehehe … We will definitely be hitting a snail place tomorrow evening …. For those who know me and my bros, you’re welcome to join … Send me an sms, and i’ll text you the address ….


25 May 2007
The aftermath

Filled up and contented … This snail place rocks …..

Từ trái qua phải từ trên xuống dưới:
_ Ốc bông xào bơ _Ốc dừa xào bơ _ Ốc len xào dừa _ Ốc nhảy nướng _ Ốc nhung nướng _ Sò điệp nướng mỡ hành _ Sò dương nướng

Oc bong xao bo Oc dua xao bo Oc len xao dua

Oc nhay nuong Oc nhung So diep nuong mo hanh

So long nuong


  1. neu join co phai di an oc co ng tra tien k??hehe

  2. hey em, 2nd bro TPQ thi hinh nhu chi cung co quen do, ma coincidentally la chi voi Q chung group trong SSEAYP hinh nhu nam 2000 do🙂 cho chi goi loi tham Q hen! di an oc vui ve hi🙂

  3. Chiện nhỏ … bây giờ bé đu máy bay từ Nha Trang về đây đi chị dẫn bé đi ăn ốc … bé về không kịp thì chị hổng có giải quyết à nha … hehe …

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