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 →
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 →
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 unitl now, for about 15 years. So... Continue Reading →
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 →
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.
I grew up trying to stay under the radar. Being a shy and not-so-big kid who didn't exactly excel at sports, I just wanted to avoid people's attention. I was afraid of bullies. I had curly hair. I was suffering from nervous twitches - in the face nonetheless. Somehow I managed to never get a... Continue Reading →