What English Teachers in Vietnam Make for Taylor Mali He says the problem with English teachers in Vietnam is “What’s a Vietnamese kid going to learn from someone who decided their best option in life was to become an English teacher?” He reminds the other dinner guests that it’s true what they say about English teachers: “Those who can, stay in their home country; those … [Read more...] about What English Teachers in Vietnam Make
Free Legal Clinic For Low-Income Vietnamese Hosted By Asian Law Caucus
The Asian Law Caucus (ALC), a nonprofit legal services organization, will be hosting two free legal clinics for the Vietnamese community in San Jose on November 13 and San Francisco on November 15. The clinics will be specifically addressing workers' rights issues. Please come by if you are have any questions about labor, employment, unfair wages, discrimination in the work … [Read more...] about Free Legal Clinic For Low-Income Vietnamese Hosted By Asian Law Caucus
Startups: Are Exits in Vietnam Possible?
Last week, I attended an awesome "Unconference" hosted by YouNoodle in SF/Silicon Valley. It was a great event, and the organizers, Rebeca Hwang and Ricard Garriga did a great job pulling it all together. I also had a chance to talk with friends in Silicon Valley about the startup ecosystem here and in Vietnam. One key question kept recurring throughout the … [Read more...] about Startups: Are Exits in Vietnam Possible?
An “Educated” Spanking
A 94. A 94?! There, on my final 8th grade report card, my Algebra grade had dropped from a 98 to a 94. F&*#!!!!! No doubt, my bum was going to feel some heat when I got home that night. I, like most other Vietnamese children growing up in America, experienced some sort physical or verbal consequence because my grades weren’t good enough. I had made a careless … [Read more...] about An “Educated” Spanking
Facekini & Asian Aversion to Tan Skin: a Precursor to Racism?
The newest trend on the beaches of China is the "face-kini," a mask that covers the entire face, save the eyes, nose, and mouth. It's a not-so-attractive accessory that screams a message louder than a simple fashion faux-pas: Asian people hate dark skin. From ubiquitous caps to umbrellas on sunny days, we are taught to avoid the sun at a young age. Fair skin equates to … [Read more...] about Facekini & Asian Aversion to Tan Skin: a Precursor to Racism?