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

Studying in a convenience store

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

Vietnam video

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