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Tết in Việt Năm

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Policy Brief: Expanding Vietnamese Private Higher Education

Abstract: This brief provides recommendations to assist Vietnam’s Ministry of Education and Training reach its goal of 40% private sector enrollment. This brief begins by explaining Vietnam’s rationale for expanding higher education enrollment. It explores the historical context of Vietnamese higher … Continue reading

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Mixing Languages or Balling Socks?

The purpose of this entry is to share my daily life with my friends and family and to preserve some of my fleeting thoughts. The purpose of my entire blog is to preserve some parts of my experience so that … Continue reading

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Back in Southeast Asia

I felt a twinge of excitement in my heart when I arrived at Taipei International Airport. I was excited to be back in Asia. Surrounded by a sense of new adventure and familiarity. It was fun to order Taiwanese foods … Continue reading

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Transitions to Marketization: Vietnam and Poland

  Executive Summary The following essay focuses on the challenges and successes of Vietnam’s higher education system since marketization in 1986. The essay explores the initial reforms, demands, and requirements of the knowledge economy on modern Vietnam. The essay draws … Continue reading

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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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Vietnamese Writings March 2015

Where I want to Live: March 27th   Anh không chắc chắn là anh muốn sống ở đâu. Tuy nhiên, anh chắc chắn là anh muốn sống ở nước có khí hâu nóng. Anh nghĩ anh không muốn sống ở … Continue reading

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Đeren – Chắc Ai Đó Sẽ Về (Sơn Tùng)

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Videos to Inspire Your Vietnamese Study

How to Pronounce / ng / The Tone Song How to Pronounce Nguyen The Youtube’s #1 Vietnamese Teacher | Learn Vietnamese with Annie US Diplomat Speaking Fluent Vietnamese Light-hearted Summary of Modern Vietnamese A Graphic Summary of Vietnamese History

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On the Japanese & Vietnamese Language

Simply put the Japanese and Vietnamese language share in common Chinese influence. This influence can be readily seen in modern vocabulary and be inferred from the writing systems both past and present. Although their shared heritage is well documented by linguists and historical fact, I stumbled upon it myself over the last three months of learning Vietnamese. Continue reading

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Protected: Vignettes Ở Việt Nam

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Shouting Out the Bus Window

A story that meets Japanese tourists and a bunch of shouting across a bus Continue reading

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Gym’n It Around the World

What do the diverse gym cultures of the USA, Japan, India, Nepal, and Vietnam say to me? Continue reading

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The Happiest News | 嬉しいヌーズ

I am bouncing with happiness. My beloved Nepali students have arrived in Japan. They found jobs in the services and are doing well. To the surprise of the Japanese customers, they celebrated a Nepali holiday in their traditional dress in … Continue reading

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Sunday, October 26th

I arose along with the rising tide of heat in my room. When the morning sun begins to bake my metal roof, the warm waves wake me. I stumble over myself to get into a refreshing cool morning shower. I … Continue reading

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Goodbye Saigon

   There is a limit to how much weight you can carry on an airplane. The security team busy handling bags, always misses the one place I stowaway my most precious things. They weigh the bags in my hand, without … Continue reading

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Goodwill Trip to the Rural Area

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Fun @ English Booster Vietnam

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Why My Asian Students are Good with Numbers

Why My Asian Students are Good with Numbers   After reading Outliers and examining my own experience, I agree that the counting systems of East Asian languages are initial advantages to learning numbers. I was inspired to sync this advantage … Continue reading

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What is Compound Advantage

how education can bring a population out of extreme poverty. Continue reading

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When the Elephants Dance

Here is footage of the Japanese man who set himself on fire in protest of Japan’s re-militarization; a pending decision that will irrevocably change Asia’s equilibrium. In my opinion, with the withdrawal of US influence globally we are entering a … Continue reading

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Teaching in Vietnam

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What is Educational Development? Why Do You Love It?

My passion is Educational Development. That is the educational factor of Human Development. Educational Development is an area of thoughts and theories that mixes Education, Policy, Social engineering, Sociology, Public Relations, and Development Science into one youthful and fulfilling endeavor. … Continue reading

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Gaikokujin Vs. Expats

Gaikokujin Vs. Expats In the last year, I have lived in or visited eight Asian countries, over this period I slowly started to notice a difference between the communities of expatriates that I have encountered in each country. I determined … Continue reading

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