Wednesday, March 31, 2010

I've been meaning to get on and write for days now! So here i am :) School has been keeping me on my toes lately as well as preparation for Vietnam! I'm SO busy...but it's nice. My support raising is going wonderfully and I have been able to connect with a few members of my Vietnam team over facebook...i am so stinkin excited for this summer! Speaking of summer, summer weather is finally making its way to Dayton, TN! And this weekend i was able to spend a whole day outside in the sunshine at a track meet :) I got slightly burnt...and it was nice.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Chopsticks and Noodles

I'm going out for Vietnamese with Vianna in a few hours. She's spent four years there, so i'm sure she'll be able to give advice about this summer and tell me more about Vietnam. I hope i like the food...and that i can manage chopsticks!

Also...i found sandals for this summer at Target! Durable.Cute.Comfortable. Success!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Movies and Literature

The more i read about Vietnam the more i realize how much i don't know. I'll be leaving for training camp in CA in about three months....which sounds so close to me. I have so much to do! I'm on spring break this week and have been trying to read up on Vietnam, learn a few phrases, and work on support raising while i have a break from school. I'm heading to the library this afternoon to pick up a few movies and books that TeachOverseas recommended i look at before this summer.
These are a couple movies they recommended: The Quiet American and Scent of Green Papaya.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Lets Be Friends.

“The Vietnamese and Asians in general know how to maintain a relationship. In the West you might become friends, but you can do business without becoming friends. In Asia, you must become friends before doing business.”
—Vietnamese Manager

Monday, March 1, 2010

For Me?

An interesting tidbit i learned...

In Vietnam using both hands to give and receive items viewed as polite, and sends the message of
intention, care and thought - an action that expresses sincerity.

I am so excited to meet the Vietnamese people :)

Also, my passport came in! I've never had one before, which makes it so exciting...i can't wait to use it and to travel!