New members of the Vietnam forum, introduce yourselves here - 2018

Hi all,

My wife and I will be moving to HCMC in mid November. We are both originally from the UK.

I'm an Operations Director in the footwear industry. We have lived in China for fours years prior to this and decided it was time ofr a change of scenery.

We're looking to live in either District 2 or 7.

Hoping to use this forum to gather valuable info and then hopefully be able to offers some at some point,

Cheers!

Hi,

Welcome to HCMC.
There are many expats from the Footwear industry in HCMC.

thanks!

eric

hi,

I also want to study French.
and where did you learn In HCMC?
thanks.
eric

Hi everyone!
My name is Nick. I recently moved to HCM from Las Vegas.
I was born in Korea, went schools in Boston, NY, and Utah, then lived in HK and China for six years, then Vegas for seven years, and now I am here.
I am so excited although Vietnamese seems to be the most difficult language to me.
(Honestly, I can't even remember a word, other than 'Thank you')
I am straight, DDF, non-drinker, not even a drop, which makes my life a little boring.
I am sober for 8 years now -->very proud of myself about it.
I sell cooking thermometers, a manufacturer.
I love listening music, reading, watching movies stuffs.
Still looking for an apartment, staying at dorm in the factory now.
Any information about the city would be grateful.
Nice restaurants, tour spots, and etc.
You all have a great night!

yuiltherm :

Hi everyone!
My name is Nick. I recently moved to HCM from Las Vegas.
I was born in Korea, went schools in Boston, NY, and Utah, then lived in HK and China for six years, then Vegas for seven years, and now I am here.
I am so excited although Vietnamese seems to be the most difficult language to me.
(Honestly, I can't even remember a word, other than 'Thank you')
I am straight, DDF, non-drinker, not even a drop, which makes my life a little boring.
I am sober for 8 years now -->very proud of myself about it.
I sell cooking thermometers, a manufacturer.
I love listening music, reading, watching movies stuffs.
Still looking for an apartment, staying at dorm in the factory now.
Any information about the city would be grateful.
Nice restaurants, tour spots, and etc.
You all have a great night!

I recommend looking on AirBnB Experiences as locals give yo their time to show off Saigon. It’s nice because it’s off the beaten track and nothing feels commercialised. I’m doing one this weekend! They also do lots of outdoor sports such as kayaking on the Mekong Delta

Thanks so much for your information!
I wouldn't have time for outdoor this weekend, but I definitely gonna try the air b&b tomorrow.

Good day! I'm Junarlyn from the Philippines. I've been teaching English for almost 4 years in the ESL industry. I graduated Bachelor of Elementary Education major in General Education. I'm very interested to be part of your institution where I can impart my knowledge especially to the English as our second language. Hope you'll give me a chance to share what I've learned! I've met a lot of students from different countries and I believe in my capabilities that learning of the student will never be wasted. Have a nice day!

Junaarliin :

Good day! I'm Junarlyn from the Philippines. I've been teaching English for almost 4 years in the ESL industry. I graduated Bachelor of Elementary Education major in General Education. I'm very interested to be part of your institution where I can impart my knowledge especially to the English as our second language. Hope you'll give me a chance to share what I've learned! I've met a lot of students from different countries and I believe in my capabilities that learning of the student will never be wasted. Have a nice day!

Best wishes for your success. I truly mean that.

As I read your introductory post, I'm reminded of the difficulties I often experience when communicating with English-speaking people from The Philippines.

Education isn't the issue. It's a matter of syntax, or the lack of it.

I mention this because I've already learned that the ideal English teacher here is one who speaks the type of English one hears on broadcast news. So Brits, Aussies and Americans all have a leg up on you (there's a dangerous use of the idiom!) if they freely speak refined English without a strong regional accent.

Understand that there are already native Vietnamese people who speak English as well as you probably can, and they aren't being hired to be English teachers, because those who fund the educations of Vietnamese children insist on having teachers who speak the "successful" English of the world economic community.

If you can't demonstrate a greater command of English than a Vietnamese person with advanced English skills, your chances of being hired will be limited.

This thread is intended as an introduction to the forum, not a dialogue on why someone is here or there future here in Vietnam. There are better places to chat.

Diazo :

This thread is intended as an introduction to the forum, not a dialogue on why someone is here or there future here in Vietnam. There are better places to chat.

But what does that have to do with interest rates in The Sudan?

Hello,

My name is Sara Bergeron, and I'm a Master's student in Organizational Communication at the University of Ottawa, Canada. For my thesis, I've decided to study the intercultural communication between Canadian expats and Vietnamese host-community members. I'll be travelling to Vietnam in the winter for data collection and would be very happy to get connected with other Canadian expats living in Vietnam. If you're interested in my study or think you may be able to help in any way, please feel free to reach out. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Looking forward to hearing from you,

Sara

Hi all. I'm originally from the UK and have been living in Melbourne, Australia for the last fourteen years.

Seriously thinking about moving to Hanoi with a view to teaching English there next year.

Look forward to learning from peoples’ experiences and advice.

Thanks for reading.

Sara Bergeron :

Hello,

My name is Sara Bergeron, and I'm a Master's student in Organizational Communication at the University of Ottawa, Canada. For my thesis, I've decided to study the intercultural communication between Canadian expats and Vietnamese host-community members. I'll be travelling to Vietnam in the winter for data collection and would be very happy to get connected with other Canadian expats living in Vietnam. If you're interested in my study or think you may be able to help in any way, please feel free to reach out. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Looking forward to hearing from you,

Sara

Nice of the scientist to introduce herself to the lab rats before dissecting them.

Seriously, it seems to me that the more the people realize they are being studied, the more skewed will be your data.

FWIW, I suggest simply coming here and figuring out a way to get your questions answered without directly asking the subjects of your inquiry.

I would assume you know that already, so it does have me wondering if we are being trolled.

Just thinking out loud here...

OceanBeach92107 :

FWIW, I suggest simply coming here and figuring out a way to get your questions answered without directly asking the subjects of your inquiry.

I would assume you know that already, so it does have me wondering if we are being trolled.

Unlike with true lab rats, social sciences have certain ethical constraints when working with people.  You can't be tricking your subjects.   There may be groupings including controls that they may not be aware of, but all have to be aware that they are part of a study.

Or not thinking at all.

Hi there,
I'm Julie from Newcastle Australia.

This post really belongs in jobs or English teaching, not in introductions. It seems everyone has gotten stuck on introductions as a means to post a topic. Nice to have you here though. You will get far more responses if you put it where it belongs, I think. Few read this thread. I did because I replied to another post here and you get subsequent post by all who post in your email box.

Vagabondone :

Few read this thread.

This is my favorite thread! You're missing some good stories if you skip it!  ;)

Agree though that detailed questions get more attention as new topics with descriptive titles.

From the UK, Managing cable assembly factories in China and HCM, been travelling here for past 15 years and have been staying here for the past 2 years, Been lurking but not posting on this forum for several years. Living in D7

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