Use that language or lose it!
When I left Vietnam in December of 2003 after living there for nearly 10 years, I was fluent in the language. I could hold a conversation with anyone on most any non-technical topic (and even some of those if they were related to history or culture.) I revisited Vietnam and 2005 and felt like I…
A Lone Vietnamese Voice Far From Home
Some local friends here in Penang took us to a beef steamboat restaurant recently. The food was, of course, fantastic. As we were talking about the restaurant, our gracious hosts told us that if we wanted to ever come here, you have to call for reservations because its a small, family establishment with only six…