A Whole New World: Vietnam

I’ve made one of the biggest decisions of my adult life this week: I’ve decided to live abroad in Ho Chi Minh (Saigon), Vietnam to teach at the Canadian International School Vietnam for two years. For the last six months, I’ve been on a job hunt. I wanted to move on from my current job…

What’s in a name?

As many immigrants will agree, it can be frustrating to have a first name that is difficult to pronounce for speakers in your new country. Second generation immigrants can also encounter this frustration, perhaps more frequently because they may or may not be fluent in their parents’ native tongue. For some people, the solution is to…