Got back in the gym for a Sunday funday workout ha! Forced my ass to cycle another 25km which makes it 50km cycled in two days! So I can’t complain at that really! Also worked on some chest and shoulders with strength training! So overall a good Sunday gym session really! (I also shot a video in there, I might post it up later ✌🏼🤞🏼👌🏼)!
Time to get a protein shake, chill and watch the F1 live in Bahrain 🔥💯👍🏼
Anh ơi, ở Huế có những đặc sản gì và những đâu để đi vậy anh hen ^^ Em tò mò quá, có nghe nhưng chẳng biết Huế như thế nào cả.
Cái ask này cũng hai ngày rồi anh không trả lời nhanh được vì nghĩ nó sẽ khá dài và chi tiết, sẽ mất thời gian nên tối nay anh mới trả lời nhé :)
Về điểm đến
Đại Nội (120.000đ)
Nếu em chưa tới Huế bao giờ và tới với mục đích đi du lịch thì chỗ này chắc chắn sẽ là điểm đầu tên em được khuyên thăm quan.Thật ra anh sợ đi vào đây vì nó rộng nên đi mỏi chân lắm :(( Mỗi năm anh vào đây chừng bốn đến năm lần để dẫn bạn bè đi chơi. Em nên mua theo nước để uống, tùy theo mùa để chọn thời gian đi sáng hay chiều, ngoại trừ điện Thái Hòa – nơi em vào đầu tiên thì em có thể chụp ảnh bất kỳ đâu thoải mái.
À, khuyến cáo nên mang giày thể thao hoặc sandal để tránh đau chân vì đi nhiều nhé.
Chùa Thiên Mụ (không có vé)
Cảnh cũng đẹp do ở phía trước mặt là khúc quanh mở rất rộng của sông Hương, miễn phí vé, lại cách đại nội chỉ khoảng 5km nên người ta hay chọn chùa Thiên Mụ để đi trong cùng một buổi thăm quan. Còn cá nhân anh thì thấy cảnh bên trong chùa không có gì nổi bật. Nhưng dù sao thì nó cũng là một trong những điểm đến phổ biến nhất khi tới Huế của du khách.
Chùa Từ Hiếu – Lăng Tự Đức – Đồi Vọng Cảnh
Cả ba địa danh này đều ở bờ Nam sông Hương. Cũng gần, nếu em đi xe máy từ trung tâm thì chỉ khoảng 20 phút đã đến nơi. Anh bỏ ba chỗ này thành một cụm vì nó nằm gần nhau trên một cung đường cho em dễ tham khảo.
Chùa Từ Hiếu chừng chục năm trước đa phần chỉ có người ở Huế biết nhưng gần đây cũng được khách du lịch ghé thăm. Hồi đi học tụi anh cũng hay lên chơi vì mát mẻ, có một cái hồ bán nguyệt ngay lối vào có rất nhiều cá to. Và ở bên cạnh cũng có một cái hồ nằm giữa rừng thông với một ngôi nhà nổi, ngồi ở đó nghỉ ngơi rất mát :)
Lăng Tự Đức anh cũng thường hay lên. Trước đi học mỗi khi muốn tới chơi anh với bạn toàn leo tường vào để tránh phải mua vé thôi. Đi suốt. Nhưng giờ mỗi khi có bạn tới chơi thì cũng phải bỏ tiền ra mua vé. Lăng này cũng bình thường, khá rộng và nhiều người cũng ghé thăm. Giá vé 100.000đ nhé.
Anh khuyên em nên đi chuỗi ba nơi này vào buổi chiều. Nhất là nếu vào những ngày nắng đẹp và điểm kết thúc tại đồi Vọng Cảnh. Em cứ hỏi người dân xung quanh lăng Tự Đức người ta sẽ chỉ cho thôi vì nó nằm ngay gần đó thôi. Buổi chiều đứng đây gió rất mát, và ngắm hoàng hôn sẽ rất tuyệt. Tự nhiên kể đến đây, anh lại nhớ đến chiều tháng Sáu năm rồi, anh đứng đây chơi với bạn. Khi ấy chính Hè, ở xa đang có giông, có mây đen và tiếng sấm nhưng mặt trời đẹp và gió thổi từ sông vào mát lắm. Tụi anh còn lấy điện thoại ra ghi âm lại mấy lời mình nói lúc ấy cơ. Anh thấy nhớ khoảng khắc ấy vô cùng ấy :(
Lăng Khải Định (100.000đ)
Lăng nhỏ. Cũng nằm ở bờ Nam, cách trung tâm khoảng 8 đến 10km và cách ba điểm ở trên khoảng 5 km. Nhỏ nhưng kiến trúc rất đẹp. Kiến trúc ở bên ngoài đến bên trong, từ ngai vàng cho đến trần nhà đều được làm rất rất đẹp tỉ mỉ.
Ngoài ra em có thể ghé thăm quan và mua quà hay hàng lưu niệm tại chợ Đông Ba. Nên trả giá tất cả mọi thứ về lưu niệm chỉ khoảng 60-70% giá bán (đó là anh nghe các bạn nữ khác nói vậy) Còn lại các mặt hàng thực phẩm làm quà thì người ta không nói thách nhiều đâu. Đi chợ cố gắng đi buổi chiều hoặc buổi trưa, tránh mua sáng vì không mua dễ bị người ta la lắm vì mì xưa. Quà mua về cho người quen có thể mua tôm chua, nem chả tré, hoặc hạt sen. Còn mè xững nếu mua cho người quen thì mua, còn mua người thân thì không nên vì nó khá rẻ, và nhất là rất ngot chả nhiều người ăn nữa đâu. Nếu em đi ô tô hoặc tàu thì có thể mua dầu tràm hoặc tôm chua. Nhưng máy bay người ta không cho mang theo đâu nhé. Hoặc có thể mua đồ lưu niệm em thấy thích. À còn về áo dài, em có thể hỏi Lễ Tân chỉ đường qua đường Mai Thúc Loan. Con đường này rất nổi tiếng về áo dài, giá thì đủ loại nên anh không rõ nhưng cũng phải trả giá nhé.
Nếu em đi vào mùa nắng, có thời gian hơn có thể tìm hiểu về biển Lăng Cô, cách thành phố Huế 15km và đường rất dễ đi. Bãi tắm sạch, dịch vụ ăn uống nhiều. Chỉ có một điều là nếu gặp xui thì tình trạng đeo bám bán hàng khá kinh khủng. Ở đây hải sản nhiều, nhưng anh khuyên nếu muốn ăn thì không nên ăn trực tiếp tại bãi tắm, mà khi tắm xong thì đi bộ qua bên kia đường, hướng quay mặt về phá Tam Giang để ăn. Giá rẻ hơn rất nhiều.
Còn có đầm Chuồn ở phá Tam Giang, chỗ này khá hay nếu em đi theo nhóm. Người ta sẽ dùng thuyền chở em băng Tam Giang ra ngồi ở một cái chòi giữa phá. Ở đây có thể vừa nhậu nhẹt ăn uống vừa hóng gió biển và hoàng hôn rất đẹp. Giá cũng phải chăng.
Em có thể đi tiếp các vùng phụ cận như Bạch Mã, khu suối nước nóng và zipline Thanh Tân. Nhưng nó cũng khá xa, trong bán kính 50km nên anh không đề cập vào đây, em nếu có muốn đi thì tìm hiểu thêm nhé.
Về đồ ăn
Nhiều. Vô số thứ để em có thể ăn khi tới Huế. Theo cảm nhận riêng của anh và review từ các bạn khi tới Huế thì đồ ăn ngon, đa dạng và dĩ nhiên là rẻ. Trong tầm giá 50k cho một người ăn là hoàn toàn no. Nếu em ăn được rau sống thì okie rồi, không còn gì phàn nàn. Không ăn cay thì cũng không sao cả vì người ta cũng không nấu cay như nhiều người mặc định đâu ;)
Từ đồ ăn sáng thì có bún bò, cơm bún hến, bánh canh cá lóc và cũng có các loại phổ biến khác như phở, bánh cuốn…
Cho đến ăn trưa ăn tối là cơm chay, các loại bánh bèo nậm lọc ram ít ướt cho đến các loại bún thịt nướng mắm nêm, nem lụi và bánh khoái. Đặc biệt là bánh canh Nam Phổ, rất ngon.
Ăn vặt thì anh chỉ biết giới thiệu chè thôi, vì anh chả mấy khi ăn vặt. Mà chè cũng có đủ ba bảy hăm mốt món. Nhiều người cũng thích ăn chè Huế, đặc biệt là chè thịt quay hoặc các loại chè nóng. Chè có một quán khá đông là chè hẻm nằm ở khu vực trung tâm, hoặc chè đêm ở dưới chân cầu Tràng Tiền hoặc phía bờ Bắc sông Hương. Giá từ 7 đến 10k một ly gì đó.
Chỗ ở và mấy thứ linh tinh.
Tùy theo budget của em, nhưng anh khuyên em nên thuê các khách sạn nhỏ tại trung tâm như Hùng Vương, Bến Nghé, Nguyễn Tri Phương, Phạm Ngũ Lão. Giá phòng đơn anh thuê cho bạn từ 250~270.000/ đêm. Phòng thoải mái, sạch sẽ nếu chỉ để ngủ nghỉ và tắm rửa thì rất ổn. Mấy con đường này sát nhau, ở trung tâm tỏa ra nên rất tiện đường đi các điểm thăm quan. Lại nằm gần cầu Tràng Tiền và phố đi bộ ban đêm.
Thêm một điều nữa là nếu em có nghe mọi người nói về ca Huế nổi tiếng, và em đi cùng những người lớn tuổi thì em có thể hỏi lễ tân đường ra bến thuyền Tòa Khâm (đi bộ ra được từ khu trung tâm chỗ em thuê phòng) và book trực tiếp vé đi thuyền + nghe ca Huế, đừng book qua lễ tân sẽ mất thêm tiền hoa hồng. Hoặc nếu không muốn nghe ca Huế mà muốn đi thuyền rồng dạo mát chẳng hạn, thì vào buổi tối nếu trời đẹp em có thể đi bộ ra phố đi bộ ở dưới chân chân cầu Tràng Tiền và đề nghị người lái đò dọc đấy chở em đi một vòng sông Hương. Một quãng 1km và vòng về khoảng 50~70k nếu bao nguyên thuyền. Hoặc em có thể chờ và đi ghép cùng một vài người khác, chỉ phải trả 10k/ người thôi.
Đó là tất cả những gì anh biết. Thiếu gì anh nhớ ra sẽ bổ sung thêm, hoặc cần gì hay thắc mắc thì cứ inbox, anh biết anh sẽ nói nhé ;)
Note: Ảnh đồ ăn anh hoàn toàn lấy từ nguồn ảnh trên mạng vì anh không có, nhưng đã chọn ảnh thực tế nhất nhé.
The new Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid sees the sportscar manufacturer launch a plug-in hybrid model as the flagship of a model line for the first time. The V8 engine from the Panamera Turbo is combined with an electric motor, resulting in 500 kW/680 hp of system power and outstanding power delivery: Even when just above idle speed, the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid offers an 850 Nm of torque. That means it accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 3.4 seconds and reaches a top speed of 310 km/h. The boost strategy of the all-wheel drive Panamera comes from the 918 Spyder super sportscar. The new Panamera can drive on fully electric power for up to 50km.
I JUST FOUND A LIST OF SOME OF THE BEST FACTS ABOUT AUSTRALIA SO CHECK THIS OUT
1. Australia is as wide as the distance between London to Moscow. 2. The biggest property in Australia is bigger than Belgium. 3. More than 85% of Australians live within 50km of the coast. 4. In 1880, Melbourne was the richest city in the world. 5. Gina Rinehart, Australia’s richest woman, earns $1 million every half hour, or $598 every second. 6. In 1892, a group of 200 Australians unhappy with the government tried to start an offshoot colony in Paraguay to be called ‘New Australia’. 7. The first photos from the 1969 moon landing were beamed to the rest of the world from Honeysuckle Tracking Station, near Canberra. 8. Australia was the second country in the world to allow women to vote (New Zealand was first). 9. Each week, 70 tourists overstay their visas. 10. In 1856, stonemasons took action to ensure a standard of 8-hour working days, which then became recognised worldwide. 11. Former Prime Minister Bob Hawke set a world record for sculling 2.5 pints of beer in 11 seconds. Hawke later suggested that this was the reason for his great political success. 12. The world’s oldest fossil, which is about 3.4 billion years old, was found in Australia. 13. Australia is very sparsely populated: The UK has 248.25 persons per square kilometre, while Australia has only 2.66 persons per square kilometre. 14. Australia’s first police force was made up of the most well-behaved convicts. 15. Australia has the highest electricity prices in the world. 16. There were over one million feral camels in outback Australia, until the government launched the $19m Feral Camel Management Program, which aims to keep the pest problem under control. 17. Saudi Arabia imports camels from Australia (mostly for meat production). 18. Qantas once powered an interstate flight with cooking oil. 19. Per capita, Australians spend more money on gambling than any other nation. 20. In 1832, 300 female convicts mooned the governor of Tasmania. It was said that in a “rare moment of collusion with the Convict women, the ladies in the Governor’s party could not control their laughter.” 21. Australia is home to the longest fence in the world. It is 5,614 km long, and was originally built to keep dingoes away from fertile land. 22. Australia was one of the founding members of the United Nations. 23. Melbourne is considered the sporting capital of the world, as it has more top level sport available for its citizens than anywhere else. Narrabri, NSW is Australia’s sportiest town. 24. Before the arrival of humans, Australia was home to megafauna: three metre tall kangaroos, seven metre long goannas, horse-sized ducks, and a marsupial lion the size of a leopard. It is theorised that it was also covered in rainforest before humans applied a burning style of hunting. 25. Kangaroos and emus cannot walk backward, one of the reasons that they’re on the Australian coat of arms. 26. Speaking of, Australia is one of the only countries where we eat the animals on our coat of arms. 27. If you visited one new beach in Australia every day, it would take over 27 years to see them all. 28. Melbourne has the world’s largest Greek population outside of Athens. 29. The Great Barrier Reef is the planet’s largest living structure. 30. And it has it’s own postbox! 31. The male platypus has strong enough venom to kill a small dog. 32. And when the platypus was first sent to England, it was believed the Australians had played a joke by sewing the bill of a duck onto a rat. 33. Before 1902, it was illegal to swim at the beach during the day. 34. A retired cavalry officer, Francis De Grootstole the show when the Sydney Harbour Bridge officially opened. Just as the Premier was about to cut the ribbon, De Groot charged forward on his horse and cut it himself, with his sword. The ribbon had to be retied, and De Groot was carted off to a mental hospital. He was later charged for the cost of one ribbon. 35. Australia has 3.3x more sheep than people. 36. Prime Minister Harold Holt went for a swim at Cheviot Beach, and was never seen again. 37. Australia’s national anthem was 'God Save The King/Queen’ until 1984. 38. Wombat poop is cube shaped! This helps it mark its territory. 39. European settlers in Australia drank more alcohol per capita than any other society in history. 40. The Australian Alps receive more snowfall than Switzerland. 41. A kangaroo is only one centimetre long when it is born. 42. Sir John Robertson, a five-time premier of NSW in the 1800s, began every morning with half a pint of rum. He said: “None of the men who in this country have left footprints behind them have been cold water men.” 43. The Box jellyfish has killed more people in Australia than stonefish, sharks and crocodiles combined. 44. Tasmania has the cleanest air in the world. 45. The average Aussie drinks 96 litres of beer per year. 46. 63% of Australians are overweight. 47. Australia is ranked second on the Human Development Index (based on life expectancy, income and education). 48. In 2005, security guards at Canberra’s Parliament House were banned from calling people 'mate’. It lasted one day. 49. In Australia, it is illegal to walk on the right-hand side of a footpath. 50. Australia is the only continent in the world without an active volcano. 51. Aussie Rules footy was originally designed to help cricketers to keep fit in the off-season. 52. The name 'Kylie’ came from an Aboriginal hunting stick, similar to the boomerang. 53. 91% of the country is covered by native vegetation. 54. The largest-ever victory in an international football match was when Australia beat American Samoa 31-0 in 2001. 55. There are 60 designated wine regions in Australia. 56. Melbourne has been ranked the world’s most liveable city for the past three years. 57. If all the sails of the Opera House roof were combined, they would create a perfect sphere. The architect was inspired while eating an orange. 58. Australia is home to 20% of the world’s poker machines. 59. Half of these are found in New South Wales. 60. Moomba, Australia’s largest free festival, held in Melbourne, means 'up your bum’ in many Aboriginal languages. 61. No native Australian animals have hooves. 62. The performance by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra at the 2000 Olympics opening ceremony was actually a prerecording- of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. 63. The wine cask (goon sack) is an Australian invention 64. So is the selfie. 65. Durack, Australia’s biggest electorate, is larger in size than Mongolia. 66. The world’s first compulsory seat belt law was put into place in Victoria in 1970. 67. Each year, Brisbane hosts the world championships of cockroach racing. 68. In 1932, the Australian military waged war on the emu population of Western Australia. Embarrassingly, they lost. 69. Canberra was created in 1908 as a compromise when Sydney and Melbourne both wanted to be the capital city. 70. A gay bar in Melbourne won the right to ban women from the premises, because they made the men uncomfortable. 71. In 1992, an Australian gambling syndicatebought almost all the number combinations in a Virginia lottery, and won. They turned a $5m purchase into a $27m win. 72. Eucalyptus oil is highly flammable, meaning gum trees may explode if ignited, or in bushfires. 73. In 1975, Australia had a government shutdown, which ended with the Queen firing everyone and the government starting again. 74. A bearded Australian was removed from a darts match in the UK, after the audience started chanting 'Jesus!’ at him, distracting the players. 75. There have been instances of wallabiesgetting high after breaking into opium crops, then running around and making what look like crop circles. 76. An Australian man once tried to sell New Zealand on eBay. 77. In 1940, two aircraft collided in midair, in NSW. Instead of crashing, the two planes became stuck together and made a safe landing. 78. The male lyrebird, which is native to Australia, can mimic the calls of over 20 other birds. If that’s not impressive enough, he can also perfectly imitate the sound of a camera, chainsaw and car alarm. 79. Some shopping centres and restaurants play classical music in their car park to deter teenagers from loitering at night. 80. Despite sharing the same verbal language, Australian, British and American sign languageare all completely different languages. 81. In 1979, debris from NASA’s space station 'Skylab’ crashed in Esperance, WA. The town then fined NASA $400 for littering. 82. There have been no deaths in Australia from a spider bite since 1979. 83. There currently a chlamydia outbreak among koala species, which has led to a 15% drop in koala populations. 84. In NSW, there is a coal fire beneath the ground which has been burning for 5,500 years. 85. An Australian election TV debate was rescheduled so it didn’t conflict with the finale of reality cooking show Masterchef. 86. Chinese explorers travelled to Australia long before Europeans arrived. As early as the 1400s, sailors and fisherman came to Australia for sea-cucumbers and to trade with Indigenous peoples. 87. The first European to visit Australia was Dutch explorer Willem Janszoon, in 1606. More Dutch explorers visited the country over the next hundred years, plotting maps and naming it 'New Holland’. 88. Captain James Cook first landed on Australia’s east coast in 1770. In 1788, the British returned with eleven ships to establish a penal colony. Within days of The First Fleet’s arrival and the raising of the British flag, two French ships arrived, just too late to claim Australia for France.
Hello! I have never heard of the Salerno-Reggio Calabria, is it long?once I traveled 20 hours on a bus to go to a diferent city of my country, is something like that? i'm curious
Oh honey. In the Salerno-Reggio Calabria, you wish you could drive for 20 hours. For 20 hours in the Salerno-Reggio Calabria, you may not move at all.
Background: The Salerno-Reggio Calabria, first started in 1922 and “””””completed””””” in 1974, is part of the A3 motorway that runs for about 500 km (around 300 miles). Here is it, this example of hell on earth:
Let’s say one drove about 100km/h, should take about five hours, right? Easy peasy. HA. NOT A CHANCE IN HELL HONEY. There are still works going and diversions and queues and the only sector with three lanes is long 50km. And that’s when random bridges don’t just randomly crumble down. Can I quote Wikipedia? Because this is a true gem.
“Italian historian Leandra D'Antone has defined it “a true Italian shame”. The European Union declines to classify the road as a “motorway” due to the decades-long roadwork restrictions on a supposedly modern road…”
THE EUROPEAN UNION DECLINES TO CLASSIFY
“Queues became a common feature, especially in summer. To solve the situation, the Italian government funded renovation works in 1997. As of 2010, many of them are still ongoing, despite it being announced in 1993 that the works would be completed by 2003. The EU antifraud investigation of works undertaken between 2007 and 2010 together with the repayment of over €300m to the EU in July 2012 have delayed completion of the upgrade works even further.”
IN 2018, WHEN THEY HOPE IT WILL BE COMPLETED, THIS FUCKING ROAD WILL HAVE BEEN UNDER COSTRUCTION FOR ABOUT ONE HUNDRED YEARS
IT TOOK LESS TO END WARS
Here is a nice pic of, all things considered, an almost completed secion:
Here’s a beautiful work of modern art.
“Hell” Unknown Italian Oil on canva
Here’s a mother who decided that walk to Reggio Calabria with her son would take less.
Tourists admiring Calabria’s beautiful sights.
Drivers enjoying the sun.
Are you worried to get bored, waiting for hours under the scorching sun in a motorway? HAVE NO SUCH FEAR.
Italians have learnt to enjoy their minimum of three-hour long queues thanks to impromptue football matches
Have you ever experienced something supernatural or unexplainable?
my snacks also seem to go missing. this is either hungry ghouls or my brother (they both look the same lmao)
Describe a time you felt inhuman
when i came last in a marathon 50km marathon race. no normal person is this unfit
What’s the most physical pain you’ve ever felt?
i broke my arm once because i fell backwards while playing basketball and bent it the wrong way. however i have an extreme pain tolerance so i got up and just looked at it thinking it felt funny. when i asked to get sent off the coach didnt believe me and i had to keep playing for 10 minutes before i walked off, now in a much larger amount of pain than beforehand. turns out i broke it in three places and was in a cast for 10 weeks 🙃 no sports classes though which was pretty g
Hi i just wanted to say nice blog! And also a request plz! Gom reacting to finding out about their s/o crazy ways of driving!(speeding alot,cutting in front alot etc)
Haha, aww thanks cutie. xoxo. I hope you enjoy this!! <3
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Nothing will happen,” you waved off his whining, even turning to look at
out!” He shrieked as you turned the wheel smoothly to avoid the lorry in
front of you.
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the car with wobbly legs and sat on a nearby bench.
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- Akashi was clutching
his seat with a pale face and clenched teeth.
think you need to slow down. Watch out!” He raised his voice as you avoided
the car and continued cutting lanes recklessly.
“It’s okay! I
am a good driver!” You took a hand off the wheel to make a waving gesture.
“Both hands on
the wheel!” He snapped, paling even further when you swerved to cut
don’t get your panties in a twist,” you joked.
“From now on,
my chaffeur is going to drive us everywhere we go. You are never driving
again,” he growled, closing his eyes as you drove on recklessly.
- Midorima had his doubts when
you offered to drive but was eventually convinced by your puppy dog look.
so fast! The car! The car!” He yelled, holding on to his lucky item with a
You simply laughed
at his frightened look and stepped on the accelerator further.
more than what you can drive on this road!” He yelped, fervently murmuring
something under his breath.
“I am a good
driver, Shin-chan,” you placated him.
“I am never
going to sit in your car already nanodayo! Slow down!”
- Aomine had always been a
daredevil but when it came to sitting in your car, he immediately refused. In
the end, you forced him into the car and got into the driver’s seat.
“I swear if
you don’t slow down, you are going to hit that pole!” He yelled, hands
clenched around the seatbelt.
“I won’t. I
drive really well,” you replied, reaching over to pat his hand.
“Two hands on
the wheel! How many… Look out!"
His tanned face was
pale and void of color due to fear.
"This is the
last time I am letting you drive!” He hissed when both of you finally
reached your destination.
You laughed and
wrapped your arms around his waist, leaning up to kiss him.
you always say.”
Nothing much ever
fazed Kuroko until he rode in your car.
are you sure it is okay to drive so fast?” He asked through clenched teeth.
“Of course it
is!” You replied, revving the engine more.
His hands gripped
the seatbelt with a death grip and he seemed to be braced for death with the
way he was acting.
“I think it
would be safer for me to drive next time,” his voice came out weak as you
increased your speed yet again.
- Murasakibara was calmly chewing
his potato chips as you sped across the road. Truth be told, he was an even
scarier speed demon so you were the safer driver of you both.
“Ne, I think
you can go faster. There are no cars in front, _____chin,” he stated,
opening another packet of chips.
He didn’t even bat
an eyelid when you started recklessly cutting lanes, instead simply taking out
a lollipop to eat.
Having retrieved the Lance of Longinus and secured it to an aircraft carrier, Gendo and Fuyutsuki depart from the south pole. Fuyutsuki looks out over the landscape, and calls is a world of death that permits not life to exist. He then wonders if he should just call it Hell instead. Gendo counters that they are alive and yet they are here, but Fuyutsuki notes that its only because they’re under the protection of science. Gendo says that science is the power of man, and Fuyutsuki tells him that kind of arrogance is what led to Second Impact. He goes on to say that this is the end result, a greater punishment than they deserve, a true dead sea. Gendo calls it a world that has been purified from original sin, but Fuyutsuki says that he prefers a world with living people, regardless of sin. They then receive word from NERV HQ that an Angel has been detected in orbit over the Indian Ocean.
At NERV HQ, Hyuga explains that it suddenly appeared two minutes ago. Aoba confirms that there is video of the target, as the monitoring satellites are about to make contact. The display of the Angel appears on screen, and Hyuga marvels at how gigantic it is, while Misato finds it a bit ridiculous.
The satellites begin to examine the Angel and as soon as they finish an analysis, they both suddenly are destroyed, and the video feed cuts out. Misato asks if that was the Angel’s A.T. Field that caused that, and Ritsuko notes that its a new way of using it. Up in orbit, a small piece of the Angel breaks off and plummets to the ocean below.
Later, the command personnel study what data they’ve collected on the enemy so far. Looking at the shockwave the first hit made, Misato marvels at the destructive power used by its A.T. Field alone. Maya notes that its also using kinetic energy, and that the Angel itself is basically a giant bomb. Ritsuko explains that the first hit was way off target and struck the Pacific Ocean. She shows where the second shot landed, and explains that it has been adjusting for error since then, showing the subsequent two hits, the last of which actually hit land.
Misato muses that this means the Angel is learning. Hyuga explains that N^2 aerial mines had no effect, and Aoba tells them that the Angel’s movements since then are unknown. Misato figures that its probably making its way straight for them, and Ritsuko says that this time it will probably drop its whole body. Misato asks if that will create a third Ashinoko Lake, and Ritsuko tells her that actually all 5 Fuji Lakes will become a single body of water connected to the Pacific, taking NERV HQ with it.
Misato asks what Gendo has to say, but Aoba says that they are unable to contact his ship due to the Angel’s powerful jamming. Misato asks what the Magi say, and Maya tells her that they unanimously agree on evacuation. Ritsuko asks Misato what she’s going to do, as she’s in charge now. Misato commands that all of the Japanese government ministries be advised that NERV is issuing an evacuation notice for all residents within 50km. She also orders to have Matsushiro back up the Magi. Hyuga asks if they’re abandoning this location, and Misato says that they aren’t but its not necessary to place everyone at risk.
The evacuation order is given, and the residents of Tokyo-3 depart the city, as the buildings recede into the Geo-Front. At the sinks in the ladies lavatory, Ritsuko asks Misato if she serious about going through with her plan, and Misato says that she is. Ritsuko tell her that she’s basically throwing away all three EVAs, as the chance of success is only 0.00001%. Misato says that it isn’t a zero, and that she’s banking on the EVAs. Ritsuko protests, but Misato tells her that she’s in charge, and she’ll do whatever it takes to destroy the Angels, because its her duty. Ritsuko scoffs at this, saying that she’s not doing it out of duty, but as revenge against the Angels. Misato says nothing.
Later, Misato explains the plan to the pilots. Asuka expresses disbelief that she wants them to catch the Angel in their hands. Misato confirms this and says that they’ll position the EVAs in the estimated drop zone, and that they’ll catch it while all three maintain their A.T. Fields at max strength. Shinji asks what happens if the Angel is far off course, and Misato tells him they’ll be out of luck. Asuka asks what happens if the EVAs can’t withstand the impact, and Misato tells her they’ll be out of luck there too. Shinji asks what the chance of success is and Misato tell him that its pretty much unknown. Asuka says it will be a miracle if this succeeds and Misato tells her that the only miracles of any value are the ones you work for. Asuka says that what that means is she’s ordering them to find a way to make it work, and Misato says that there is no other choice for this operation. Asuka wonders how she can even call this an operation, and Misato says they really can’t, and that they have the right to refuse. She asks if they are all okay with it, and the pilots silently agree.
Misato says that regulations say they are technically supposed to write a will, but Asuka says she doesn’t plan on needing one. Rei also says she has no need, and Shinji decides that he’s fine too. Misato apologizes, and says that after its over, she’ll treat them to a steak dinner. Asuka asks if she means it, and Misato says its a promise. Shinji lets out a forced, “Yay!” and Asuka tells her not to forget. Misato says that she can count on it as she walks away. Once she’s out of sight, Shinji and Asuka drop their smiles. Shinji muses that apparently steak defines a great dinner, and Asuka asks if Misato really thinks that kids these days would be impressed by steak. She goes on to say that the Second Impact generation has cheap standards, but Shinji says that she can’t help it. Asuka teases Shinji about pretending to sound so happy when Misato brought it up, and Shinji asks why its so wrong if it helps Misato feel good. Asuka pulls out a restaurant guide from her bag and wonders where Misato will be taking them. She turns to Rei and says that she’ll be coming this time, but Rei declines. Shinji asks why, and she says that she doesn’t like meat.
Later, at the command center, the pilots are further briefed. Maya explains that because of the radio disturbance, the Angel has been lost. Misato says that they are unable to determine an exact location, but based on the data they collected before losing it, the Magi have determined an estimated point of impact. The map appears on screen, and Asuka is in disbelief over how wide of a range it is.
Shinji muses that its very extreme, but Ritsuko explains that given the size of the target’s A.T. Field, it could annihilate HQ by landing anywhere in that range. Misato says that because of this, the EVAs will be positioned at three different starting locations, which she displays on the map.
Rei asks what this dispersal is based off of, and Misato replies that its intuition. Asuka and Shinji express disbelief, and Misato says that its woman’s intuition. Asuka is unimpressed by this, and says that their miracle is slipping further and further away. Shinji says that Misato has never won the lottery, and Asuka grimaces.
On the way to the EVAs, Shinji asks Asuka why she pilots her EVA. She explains that its to show the whole world her talent, and Shinji asks if that means its to prove she exists. Asuka agrees more or less, and asks if he’s going to ask Rei the same question, but he says that he already has. Asuka teases how intimate they are, but sans reaction, Shinji says its not like that. Frowning a bit, Asuka turns the question back on Shinji, and he says he doesn’t know. Incredulous, Asuka asks if he’s stupid yet again, and Shinji muses that maybe he is. After a few seconds of silence, she decides that he is, in fact, stupid.
At the command center, Maya announces that it is now 120 minutes until the estimated time of impact. Misato orders the others to evacuate, saying that she’ll take care of the rest herself. Aoba declines, saying this is their job too, and Hyuga says they can’t let these kids risk their lives alone. Misato tells them that the pilots will be fine. Even if the EVAs are badly damaged, the A.T. Fields will protect them, so being in the EVAs is the safest place for them.
Inside her EVA, Rei silently meditates, and in Unit-02, Asuka has her headphones in, smiling determinedly. Inside Unit-01, Shinji thinks back to yesterday, when Misato told him about her father. At the end of it, he recalls his mantra of “I mustn’t run away” and Shinji steels his resolve, telling himself that he will not run away.
The target comes back into view as it begins making its descent. Misato tells the EVAs to get into their starting positions, and all three crouch in preparation to sprint. Misato explains that they only have a rough estimated trajectory based on these new sightings, so the Magi will guide them until about 10,000 meters away, and after that, they need to use their own judgment. As the Angel continues to descend, the operation commences, the umbilical cables are disconnected, and all three EVAs start running.
Unit-01 jumps from a hill while Units 00 and 02 hurdle over power lines. Shinji has Unit-01 speed up as fast as possible, then skids to a halt as Sahaquiel breaks through the clouds right above him. Shinji grounds himself, then raises his A.T. Field to maximum.
He has Unit-01 raise its arms and it makes contact with the Angel’s A.T. Field, pushing it back up slightly. Shinji struggles with this for a while, but soon the Angel starts to push back, and Unit-01′s feet sink into the ground a bit. As he struggles against this, Unit-01′s arms become damaged, and start to bleed. As Units 00 and 02 rush in, Rei tells Asuka to bring her A.T. Field to full, and Asuka says she’s already doing so. They rush in from either side and help to push the Angel back up.
With Shinji giving the signal, Rei uses her Prog Knife to cut through the Angel’s A.T. Field. With a battle cry, Asuka thrusts her own Prog Knife into the Angel’s main eye, causing its A.T. Field to disappear, and then fall harmlessly onto the the EVAs before exploding. Doing significantly less damage than it otherwise would have.
The pilots return, standing triumphantly before a silently proud Misato. Aoba notes that wireless communication has been restored, and that they’re receiving a message from Gendo. Misato tells him to connect the call here, and he complies. Once the call is connected, Misato apologizes that her childish decision caused Unit-01 to sustain damage, and takes full responsibility for it. Fuyutsuki tells her its fine, since the purpose of the EVAs is to destroy the Angels, and that given the situation, its fortunate that they only sustained such minor damage. Gendo agrees and commends Misato. He then asks if Shinji is there, and Shinji makes himself known. Gendo says that he received the report of the operation, and for the first time, praises Shinji, telling him he did good work. Practically speechless, Shinji simply gives a “yes sir.” Gendo tells Misato that he’s leaving the rest to her while Shinji mulls this all over.
As the sun sets, the residents of Tokyo-3 reenter the city, and later that night, Misato and the pilots ride the train. While Shinji continues to introspect, Asuka tells Misato that she has to keep her promise. Misato tells her that its fine, and that withdrew a fortune, so she can handle even a full-course dinner. Silently, though, she laments that its still before payday.
Once off the train, Asuka leads them to a simple ramen restaurant. Asuka tells Misato that she knows the state of her wallet, so she can take it easy. Misato is surprised, but smiles at this, as Asuka explains that Rei also said she’d join them if it was for ramen. Rei orders garlic ramen with no roast pork, while Asuka orders shark fin with roast pork, large. They all get their food, and Shinji says to Misato that when he heard what his father said to him earlier, he finally understood how it can feel good to be praised, and that maybe he pilots the EVA to hear those words from him. Asuka leans in to ask if that’s really why he’s piloting, and says once again that he really is stupid. Nevertheless, Shinji simply smiles.
(Events depicted in episode 12. A full timeline of the events depicted in Evangelion can be found here.)
(A little background so you know what we went too + it was cool as hell so)
Angkor Wat, one of many temples but the ‘main one’ was build r 112 -52 and it represents the gods. The Cambodian god-kings of old each tried to better their ancestors’ structures in size and symmetry, creating in what is believed to be the world’s largest religious building. There are 80 + temples in this complex, all spread out meaning that we had to get a tut tut in between temples. The sandstone blocks from which Angkor Wat was built were actually from a mountain more than 50km away, and floated down the Siem Reap River on rafts. According to our tour guide the construction of Angkor Wat involved 300,000 workers and 6000 elephants, but it was still never fully completed. (This is still all about just the one main temple in the complex) countries from around the world (we saw china and Italy) are taking sections of the temples and helping re construct them so they and be preserved. but yeah, basically Angkor wat is pretty cool and absolutely massive.
The car is a two-seater with the passenger sitting behind the driver. The polygonal shaped polycarbonate body of the car surrounds the passengers like a transparent capsule for a unique driving experience. The interior of the car is kept minimal with the focus on some elements that are made from polished stainless steel, while the rest of the car was deliberately kept raw while finished in a matt black coating. To achieve the purest form the car has no doors, but instead the entire body of the car is the door, which opens with electric lifts. The motor is electric and the top speed is currently limited to 50km/h for safety. The car will soon arrive in Los Angeles where it will be exhibited.