Monday, June 27, 2011
ABC Wednesday: Letter X for Xin Loi
XIN LOI :
(sin loy) a polite Vietnamese phrase literally meaning "excuse me" or "pardon me", but used sardonically by GIs to mean "sorry about that", "too damn bad", or "tough shit";
The tunnels of Cu Chi were dug for the Vietcong recluse. Every city is ringed by miles of intricate tunnels; Tunnel rats' in the Vietnam War was the name given to U.S. soldiers who explored tunnels dug and used by the enemy. The Cu Ci tunnels are now a tourist attraction.
My friend Ling Choon Ming and his wife visited Saigon or Ho Chi Ming City and is photographed trying out one of the rat tunnels.
Thanks, Choon Ming for your photo and sharing your adventure.