This post is updated periodically. So you've moved to Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam and are looking to get back into MtG but don't know where to go. First of all, I have to mention that Vietnam is still a developing country, where a booster pack costs more than an average local meal, so MtG … Continue reading Where to play MtG in HCMC
Very basics of Isryn, my new collective world-building game!
The best fish store in HCMC is...
So, turns out designing a Magic: The Gathering custom set is deep. Real deep. Deep af. Duh, I can hear you say. When I first boldly declared to my friends that I was going to design a set, I wasn't really aware of the grandeur of the task, or the foolishness of my words. I … Continue reading Custom MtG devlog #2: First lesson learned
All the commons for King's River custom MtG set!
It's been a month since I hit a creative and motivational wall. There's (many) no excuse for the lack of communication and improvement, other than the simple fact that I have too many hobbies and my motivation level hasn't been the best these last few months. It's all a vicious circle. In the hopes of … Continue reading M.A. Devlog #4: The old vs the new
Hello everyone, be it old or new readers, I wrote the original (link) of this following text 3 years ago. At the time, I had been teaching ESL to Vietnamese adults for 6 months and relying heavily on the internet and the generosity of strangers for my lesson plans. Those and games and activities were … Continue reading 10 tips for teaching conversational English to young adults – revisited.
LIFE IN VIETNAM I was born in the countryside of Vietnam. So I lived there all my life until I was 18 years old. After graduating from high school, I moved to Ho Chi Minh city to continue studying in a university. I have been living in HCMC until now, for about 15 years. So … Continue reading Life in Vietnam
Here is a text written by one of my evening students. I have tried to edit it as lightly as I could, because to me the direct translation from Vietnamese to English is fascinating. I hope you enjoy it! Without further due... Hi there! I am a student from a University in Ho Chi Minh … Continue reading Becoming a freshman, by Mi
Back in the old days (actually not really that ‘old’), not many people in Vietnam could afford an air conditioner. Even if they could buy it, the electric bills would be a big problem.