Thursday, July 27, 2006

Plastic Surgery

Looking at this man doing his service reminds me about 15 years ago when I got my first ID card. I had to go to a special shop to have the card laminated.

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The people who made my ID cover used a Coal Iron which was also used for ironing clothes. It seems weird now but it was the only thing that could be used at time.

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Nowadays, people use an electric laminating machine to do this business and, of course, the price has increased. The other day, I paid 5000Vnd to have my drivers licence laminated by machine while I think I paid 500Vnd for the same thing 15 years ago.

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Hoang and Minh, the men doing this business told me that they have to walk around the city, about 40 kms a day, from the morning until 8pm or 9 Pm and this earns them about 50,000Vnd. This actually isn't a bad income but considering the time and the distance that they have to walk throughout the day, it seems hard work. What do you think about this business? Is there any similar business like this in your country?

11 comments:

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

Most of our ID's and drivers license's come already laminated so we don't do this ourselves. We do have lamination machines in our own homes and we also have less expensive lamination sheets that we just cut and press together for such things as auto insurance cards that are renewed every 6 months.

I have never seen a lamination business, but I really can't say that there aren't any.

Buddhist with an attitude said...

I think the increase in price is due more to inflation (15 years ago, you say) than to any improved method.

junebee said...

Mobile lamination sounds like very hard work. Like Pasadena said, most things are already laminated here.

Driver's licenses here are more like credit cards - a piece of hard plastic with everything printed on it. They needn't be laminated.

Winn said...

Interesting pic!!

there are such business in malaysia ..but they dont have do their business at roadside nut shops

moreover, the govt will provide lamination service for events like IC registrations etc:)

Jeni said...

Hey Vietnamesegod...I just found your website and I'm truly enjoying the pictures. I even sent the link to my mom who hasn't been back since 75. She's also enjoying your blog. Thanks bro!

fooDcrazEE said...

used to see this back in the 70's and early 80's...no more .....and of course during my time in HCMC. Now i guess everything triples

Lazy Bee said...

I stumbled on your blog by shear accident and absolutely love it. The pictures are wonderful.

Godknows said...

Hi all,
Thanks for all comments.

Plastic Surgery said...

those pics are interesting, i enjoyed visiting your blog.

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