Rules for crossing the street in Vietnam’s major citiesPublished: 07/25/2014 10:41
Any Vietnamese who has watched the traffic in Vietnam’s largest cities knows that they’re observing the beauty of a finely-orchestrated ballet of pedestrians, motorbikes, cars, buses and the occasional dog or chicken
Vietnam considers changes to controversial alcohol sale billPublished: 07/23/2014 15:29
As a result of public pressure, the Vietnamese Ministry of Health has considered making changes to a controversial draft law that prohibits beer and liquor sales between 10:00 pm and 6:00 am the following morning
Having a pet in VietnamPublished: 07/20/2014 21:03
So we were having a discussion about pets in class. One brave student mentioned that she had just bought a hedgehog. My students were stunned, what’s a hedgehog?
The door into summerPublished: 07/12/2014 12:03
Every so often I get asked by locals, “Stivi, why do you stay in Vietnam?” It happens so frequently that I wonder if they just want to hear, “Because it’s great!” Well, we do know and love our little slice of Vietnamese heaven, don’t we?
Which is beautiful? Soccer, football or baseball?Published: 07/07/2014 20:47
Only in the USA (and Canada) does the word “football” conjure a rather violent sport involving an oblong ball and heavily padded hulks colliding with great purpose and force. That’s football, American style – not to be confused with Latin America’s futbol or European football
Is Vietnam open for business?Published: 06/29/2014 17:06
This nation seriously needs foreign help, assistance, training, teaching and investment so how difficult should it be to welcome and invite foreigners to help lift the nation towards its goals of industrialization, modernization and posterity?