Today is the 9 year anniversary of the Venezuelan coup attempt against President Hugo Chavez. I first heard about Hugo Chavez back in 2002 right before the failed coup attempt. The Western media has a tendency to demonize Chavez while in many academic circles around the world, Chavez is viewed as the new Che Guevara. […]
Monthly Archives: April 2009
I am still surprised at the number of HSBC ATMs across Saigon nowadays. ATMs of various banks seem to be everywhere. Just a couple years ago, the closest HSBC ATM was in District 1. Since I was a bit lazy, I ended up choosing another bank’s ATM nearby running up huge ATM service fees. This […]
When I arrived into Tan Son Nhat Airport last Tuesday, I was surprised at how fast it took to disembark my plane and get through immigration. The service at the airport has improved significantly since I first came to Vietnam back in May, 2004. I remember a time that it took 45 minutes to one […]
Mozilla Developer and Blogger Gen Kanai, just posted an entry looking at the survey of Internet users in Vietnam that some may find interesting. Gen Kanai is helping the Mozilla Foundation launch the first Vietnamese language version of Firefox 3.5 for the Vietnamese market. This will be one of the first attempts to provide an […]
When I arrived into the Seattle-Tacoma (Sea-Tac) International Airport, I was surprised to see one of my former AIS students, Vivian (Ha), at customs. We were both waiting for our luggage when she noticed me. It turned out we both flew on the same EVA Air flight from Taipai. Vivian was returning to Seattle after […]
Well, my 10 days in the US are nearly over. Tomorrow night I head back to Saigon, Vietnam. Oddly enough, I will return to Vietnam with a great appreciation of Korean TV shows. My mother watches television programs broadcast on KBS World. I really enjoy two particular shows, Boys over Flowers and the Kingdom of […]
Jiverly A. Wong (Voong) killed 13 people and himself at the American Civic Association in Binghamton, New York, shocking the nation yesterday. Today he was identified as a Vietnamese immigrant. The Binghamton shootings make it the worse mass killing since the 2007 shootings at VirginiaTech. Related posts: No related posts.