Friday, November 27, 2015

Table manners


Vietnamese are really freaked out about knives. In Vietnamese, the word "knife" includes the same modifier as "animal," unlike other utensils. You'll rarely see them on the table, and will have hours of entertainment watching people cutting their pork chops with spoons. It's a wonder they were able to kick out all their invaders with spoons and chopsticks.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Not waking baby


I've never, ever heard a Vietnamese whisper. I mean, not just talking low, but not using your voice. My wife definitely can't do it. It's a Vietnamese thing?

Monday, November 16, 2015

A FB Filter for all!

Sorry about the political post, but in this strange time of French Facebook Filters (even among both Vietnamese Wives AND Western Husbands), I'd like to offer a filter for an issue that won't blow over and be replaced. Something that covers Paris and Beirut and Kenya and all types of events that will happen in the future all over the world. It basically says that, despite it all, "one world is enough for all of us." Because it has to be.



How Vietnamese Wife and Western Husband? Well, we are a particular group of people who, like every other person who falls in love with someone of another race, culture or religion, is working towards making a world where you won't be able to tell who comes from where. And that sounds like a nice place to live.

Monday, November 2, 2015

1st Halloween!


On Halloween, we made a work schedule that...um...worked...for everybody!