Saturday, March 27, 2010

The countryside

I was born in a peaceful and quiet countryside town. My childhood was connected with the crystal clear rivers and the vast fields of rice. Nowadays, I have been living in a big city of Viet Nam for 15 years but I'm keen to live in the countryside.

First, there is a good environment and fresh air in the countryside. There are less vehicles, therefore, we never have traffic jams there. It doesn't have lots of smoke and noise too. Besides, we can enjoy and relax with the natural beauty of landscapes. For instance, we can walk along the riverbank with a line of coco - palm and the water is crystal clear. Furthermore, we can row a small boat on the water to fish. How wonderful it is! Every house has a garden which have many kinds of fruit trees, green vegetables and fishes in a pond. At night, we don't need an air conditioner in the house because the cool breeze will come into our house while windows are opened .

Second, the cost of living in the big city is much higher than the countryside. Although we don't earn much money we can save because we don't spend much money on food or daily activities. For example, we buy the food which is cheap. Instead, we don't buy the vegetables because we grow them in our gardens. Moreover, we don't need to use gas, we use the wood of trees in order to cook.

In conclusion, there are some advantages when we live in the countryside. On the other hand, there are also disadvantages. If we accept what we have. I think that we will have a happy life, wherever we live.

Thursday, March 25, 2010


I have been living in Ho Chi Minh, the biggest city of Viet Nam, for more than 10 years. I really enjoy living here because of below conveniences.

The first thing is education. I've adored studying since I was a child. Unfortunately there are only pre-schools, primary schools, middle schools and high schools in my home town which meant I have to leave my place to this city after I completed high school if I wanted to continue my study in university. In the new environment I have the opportunity to meet with a lot of great professionals who encourage me to work hard. I think that my knowledge has raised considerably after 10 years.

In addition, one of the biggest advantages of city is big shopping centre. More and more shopping malls is establishing everywhere in the city. Shopping is my favourite activity when I have free time. The shopping also is one way to reduce my stress. I know that although with a new clothes, pretty shoes or strange accessories, I won't stand out, it is an important thing to feel very really confident if I don’t look bad. I like shopping here because all the stores close very late so I can shop after finishing work. Beside there are diversified clothes from all over the world so that I will have many choices.

Another advantage is healthcare. Most of us don’t use it often but we always care about it. It is certain that most of good doctors live in the city. If I need them I don’t have to go so far to see them. Moreover the city always is the first one adopting to new methods and modern facilities. As a result, the patient will be treated in the correct way.

In summary, because of the advantages of education, shopping and healthcare I enjoy living in city more than in countryside at the moment.