My name is Tony V. Nguyen, 20. If you are somewhat familiar with the Vietnamese culture, just by seeing my (last) name, you guessed right - I am Vietnamese! Although, I have only lived in America my whole life (thus far) and rarely visit my (mom/dad/stepmom) family/ies in Vietnam.
From what I was told, I have been to Vietnam about 3-4 times, including my most recent trip as of last June. The previous trip before that was 10-years ago when I was 10-years-old. Thanks to the fact that I was (much) older than before, I was able to go out with my family as not just a kid, but as an adult. I had a great time there with my family and definitely feel as though I would have more fun living in Vietnam.
Although I am Vietnamese, due to living in America, I have lost touch with my Vietnamese speaking skills and definitely need to work on that before traveling back! I am wishing to be able to move to Vietnam temporarily/permanently when I am done with my undergraduate years in college (1-2 years to go (changed majors)) and make enough money to sustain a decent living while staying in Vietnam.
Until I can go live abroad, I would be grateful if I could hear your story on how you wanted to become an expat (and live in Vietnam) and how you had managed to do so (and also at what age (I feel as though I am quite too young to do something this drastic))!
Thanks for reading!