Hello everyone, be it old or new readers, I wrote the original (link) of this following text 3 years ago. At the time, I had been teaching ESL to Vietnamese adults for 6 months and relying heavily on the internet and the generosity of strangers for my lesson plans. Those and games and activities were... Continue Reading →
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.
Nobody warned me about being over-exposed in Asia. Before I left home for the first time. Before buying my plane ticket. During those park hangs with my bohemian friend, on the forums, in the Lonely books. Sure, people told me I'd see some shit. Dirtiness, poverty, rats, bugs, squat-toilets, scams. But it's not the same.... Continue Reading →
I grew up trying to stay under the radar. Being a shy and not-so-big kid who didn't exactly excel at sports, I just wanted to avoid people's attention. I was afraid of bullies. I had curly hair. I was suffering from nervous twitches - in the face nonetheless. Somehow I managed to never get a... Continue Reading →