Origin of the word “Mignon / minion”

Just learned the origin of the word minion (mignon) which I thought was pretty interesting.  min·ion [min-yuh n] —nouna servile follower or subordinate of a person in power. a favored or highly regarded person. a minor official. Printing. a 7-point type.Definition of minion: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/minion at Dictionary.comAlthough Henry III valued privacy, he liked to surround himself with […]

Saigon Stories – My fellow students – Irritations in Saigon

As I mentioned in the previous post, I’m studying Japanese here in Ho Chi Minh city. All the other students are Vietnamese and it’s really interesting to study along side them. The foreigners here in Saigon usually only interact with the Vietnamese at work, or with those who work in the bars, but rarely get […]

Saigon Stories – Need a break from Saigon

Living in another country can be and usually is one of the greatest experiences a person can have. But from time to time it is absolutely necessary to take a break when you find yourself being negative and complaining about too many things in the host country. I have reached that point since I haven’t […]