I’ve been watching a lot of Vietnam war movies lately. Our current American culture has reverted to glorifying war and it makes no sense. Iraq was invaded by the USA on a lie. The memory of the USA is short and has forgotten Vietnam, or as the Vietnamese call it, the American war. Americans invaded…… Continue reading Vietnam quote
It has been three and a half years since I first came to San Francisco to work on the career aspect of my life. Things have gone according to plan, I’ve settled into a routine and time has gone quickly. In fact, this is the most time I’ve spent in once city in the past…… Continue reading Four City Impressions: Tokyo, Saigon, Columbus, San Francisco
My experience in Vietnam: 2004 – 2006
Thus we come to my Coconut example which describes the anxiety I feel being back in the USA after living in Vietnam for two years. It also is a decent stab at an explanation of why I clearly prefer life in SE Asia over life here.
Again, long time no post. I guess I just got tired of ranting and I thought my life in San Francisco is just not as interesting as it was in Saigon. However, some thoughts have been running through my head which I thought I’d jot down before I forget them. First, I went to the…… Continue reading Thoughts running through my head
Being a student of languages, I found it very interesting during my recent travels to compare the English abilities of street vendors in both Cambodia and Vietnam. These are the people who continually summon you to check out their goods and really pressure you into buying something.At times it can be very annoying, but one…… Continue reading Street Vendors
These last couple of weeks have been insane. I’ve been all over S.E. Asia and thought it was time for a blog entry but unfortunately had a big night out last night and can barely think straight today. But I’m tired of watching movies yet too lazy to get out of the house.I don’t even…… Continue reading Saigon Stories – Cambodia
Recently, I’ve been reading blogs, journals and so on to get myself mentally prepared for my return to America. In particular I’ve been reading about race relations between Asians and Americans just so I can have an understanding about how San Francisco might be for my girlfriend who is Japanese. I’ve found a lot of…… Continue reading A "Wapanese?" – White people that like Asian culture