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.
As I nonchalantly walk into the local Family Mart or Circle K to get a quick beer or snacks, I witness a scene that is normally reserved for coffee shops: Dozens of young Vietnamese are studying, chatting, hanging out. In a convenience store. Under neon lights, at bland, round, and basic tables. Sometimes the tables … Continue reading Studying in a convenience store
https://youtu.be/UvM1AUrLZSA Here's a little something I put together hastily to commemorate 3 years of writing, and the new website (I know, who celebrates writing with a video?). I'm shuddering at the fact that the cuts and the music don't sync, but I have very little to work with and was short on time. I know, excuses. Hope … Continue reading Vietnam video