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Agent Orange Relay

On Friday, our school hosted an Agent Orange Relay event in order for the students to raise money for victims of Agent Orange. After some opening songs and dances by the Socialist Youth Party, ¬†the kids were anxious to get … Continue reading

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Dressing in Style

The Vietnamese women have a unique clothing style. They wear a pajama-type ensemble that includes a matching top and bottom. These pajama clothes come in all imagined colors and patterns. From what we understand, the more traditional, married women and … Continue reading

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Juxtapositions

Most of the things that happen here in Vietnam that we don’t understand, we chalk up to cultural differences. For example, how ridiculously loud everything is. From music in stores to stage performances, you are almost guaranteed to pop an … Continue reading

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Grocery Shopping

When we moved to Vietnam one of our many concerns was grocery shopping. ¬†Again, like our apartment we had many ideas of what shopping was going to look like. The best: you shop in a small corner market. The worst: … Continue reading

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