Well, here's another hobby that I just accumulated. As I was waiting for my wife while she was talking with a mechanic, I crossed the street to visit a little plant store that was just waiting for me. As soon as I walked inside I saw a vertical vase with an aquatic plant living in … Continue reading Aquarium Journal #1: The vase
Mtg M20 Lavakin Brawler Conversion – D&D 5e Monster
Warning: This has not been playtested and is potentially deadly to your players. Handle with care!
Custom MtG devlog #2: First lesson learned
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
Mixing MtG and DnD
Yes, you've read right. Why not mix two of the best, most creative, most complex, and most popular games/hobbies together? This is the idea that came to me after my friend and current player in the campaign (see Tibalt) mentioned he always dreamed of creating a custom MtG set revolving around Vikings. Two years ago … Continue reading Mixing MtG and DnD
10 tips for teaching conversational English to young adults – revisited.
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
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
Becoming a freshman, by Mi
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
Vietnam’s small changes, by “Wind”.
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.