prepositive vs. postpositive

Đến bây giờ anh đã là cánh trắng chim bay xa chân trời
Đến bây giờ em đã là bóng dáng cô liêu trong ngậm ngùi…

ne miscellaneous linguistic notice, except for things borrowed from Chinese, which is largely unpopular to most people in daily, pragmatic uses, the Vietnamese language, in essence, is strictly postpositive, that is an adjective must be placed after a noun / pronoun that it modifies. So the following examples which are prepositive, are extremely rare, to the point of… bizzare, but they’re also very interesting, note the underlined, bold phrases. Add more examples to the list if you would find one! 🙂

Chuyện tình yêu – Ngọc Lan (nguyên tác: Histoire d’un amour) Đến bây giờ anh đã là cánh trắng chim bay xa chân trời. Đến bây giờ em đã là bóng dáng cô liêu trong ngậm ngùi

Khúc ca muôn thủa – Thái Thanh (nguyên tác: Granada) Rằng từ sau khóe mắt xanh bồ câu xâm chiếm tim anh, quên lãng sao đành

Rừng xưa đã khép – Khánh Ly Ta thấy em trong tiền kiếp, với cọng buồn cỏ khô.

the pleasure room

aven’t watched the movie (50 shades of grey) yet, nor do I really want to (haven’t gone to the cinema for the last 10 years or so, and I don’t even have a TV at home also), just want to make a little parody! 🙂 Having lots of intentions to widen and upgrade my boat – building workshop, and lots of new ideas on boats too, but currently pretty much busy with my works… hope to materialize them in the upcoming months!

hello world – 3, part 9a

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pdates after updates, Hello World – 3 has become quite heavy indeed, now around 30 kg, too heavy to be handled on my back for long distance. Weight has been one of my weakest point in boat building, I’ve always had fears that the boat will not be strong enough, so put more and more materials in, that results into a much heavier boat than originally speculated 🙁 . This is the most important thing to be improved in my next build (projected to be toward the third quarter of this year).

Want it or not, HW – 3 is my main boat for now, though quite heavy, it’s strong and has the best performance characteristics among my boats. And I’m gonna have some more preparations for my upcoming trips. I added one more mounting point for the light and camera poles, there’re one aft and one forward of the cockpit, so the camera can be mounted in different positions. Also decided that the Canon Powershot D30 would be my sole camera onboard, used for both picture and video shooting.

The Canon Powershot D30 has much better battery life compared to my GoPro Hero 3, and video quality is comparable, though video resolution is not as good. Furthermore, bringing just one camera, one kind of backup batteries would make things simpler, having less to be cared for when on the waterway. I’m not too keen on taking super fine photographs, bringing a DSLR is too bulky and risky for me, so this D30 is already good, an all – round cam: pictures, videos, and can also be used for diving.

I’ve built another cart for my kayak from cheap MDF, made water – resistant using thinned epoxy and paint, it’s smaller and lighter compared to the previous one (which was made of iron tubes). And I reused the two big air – filled tires, you know how it is pulling a heavy load with small solid wheels on a ‘sinking’ sandy beach. There’re some stuffs I originally planned for my kayak, but they turned out to be very troublesome when faced reality. Among such things are the hatches, simply put: they leak too much!