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 for one year, I have much less skill to show for my effort relative to the year I spent in Japan. The following will explore … Continue reading Challenges in Learning Vietnamese

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 nước mỹ. Có thể, anh nên sống ở miền nam Châu Á. anh thích singapore, bangkok, australia, việt nam hơn. Nếu anh may mắn, nghề … Continue reading Vietnamese Writings March 2015

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 On the Japanese & Vietnamese Language

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 a family restaurant. 今日スゴクハーピーだ!ネパールの生徒が日本に着いた!仕事も出来た!ネパールの伝統的な着物を着たままファミレスでネパールの祭りも祝った!僕の絵顔が切れない! All of us singing together in Nepal before immigrating Continue reading The Happiest News | 嬉しいヌーズ

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 rinse away the nighttime sweat from sleeping without an air conditioner. After the shower the morning feels perfectly cool. I got dressed and descended down … Continue reading Sunday, October 26th