Monthly Archives: April 2015

First 1/2 of April in Saigon

April has been good so far. In the first week of April, I hung out with Trinh and her mother. We all went to practice Yoga together, which made me sore for days. Since Trinh got a new job, I … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Traditional Marriage vs. Modern Saigon

Recently, I’ve been thinking about the trouble my co-worker has taken on as a young housewife. She is maybe only twenty-two and married into a family that traditionally expects her to do all the housework. She wakes up at 5 … Continue reading

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The Quantitative Challenge to Vietnamese Higher Education

In 1986, Vietnam began to open and decentralize its’ economy. This policy shift is termed Doi Moi | Rejuvenation. For our purposes, the story of Vietnam’s educational advancement will begin here. Until Doi Moi private enterprise including educational ventures were … Continue reading

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Challenges in Learning Vietnamese

When I was fifteen I started studying Japanese. At that time, I learned very quickly and rarely forgot anything, but ten years later, at twenty-five, my learning process for Vietnamese is quite different. Considering that I will live in Vietnam … Continue reading

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