Queue? No, we are Vietnamese

Queue? No, we are Vietnamese

Jostling is a common scene everywhere in Vietnam: on the streets during rush hour, in supermarkets and shops, bus and ferry stations, government...

Yachting Redux

Yachting Redux

The unfortunate thing about writing an article in an English language newspaper in Vietnam is that it...

Cult of desperation

Cult of desperation

A teenager asked me how he could trust anyone, saying: "Society is full of deception. I don't...

Show the poor the money!

Show the poor the money!

Have you noticed how in the main big Vietnamese cities - Ho Chi Minh City in particular - each day there...

Cheers for Tet!

Cheers for Tet!

Tet (Lunar New Year) is coming. Every one is shopping for the holidays, and beer and wine are among the...

The pot calls the kettle black

The pot calls the kettle black

When Americans are exposed as being corrupt, especially in countries where the embassy is always admonishing its host...

Unlocking women's potential

Unlocking women's potential

Although widely revered as homemakers and caregivers, women still face many barriers that prevent them from realizing...