Chinatown in Saigon

Four years ago, in my very first trip to Saigon  (or Ho Chi Minh City), I was strongly interested in visiting Chinatown in Saigon. However, at that time, due to my limited time as well as my limited knowledge related to Chinese culture, I did not visit a lot of places at that time. In my […]

Learning Chinese by Facebook/ My own review of several Facebook pages written in Chinese

There are two reasons that make me write this post. First, recently, some friends of mine, who are not majoring in Chinese or living in China/Taiwan/any Chinese-speaking countries, asked me about my experience in learning Chinese. These friends of mine may have learnt Chinese in Vietnam or in the US and their Chinese learning experiences […]

[Fragriver in Taiwan] Bookstores in Taipei: The independent bookstores/ Eslite Bookstores

Bookstores are always listed in must-visit places in almost every place I travel. I get into a habit of visiting a bookstore in any place where I visit (Of course, this bookstore should be a good one according to my own criteria), choosing some good books and recording the place, the date and signing on […]

[Book] On Liberty

For random thoughts of mine, please skip to the end (if you really care). For summary in Vietnamese, please find the link below for your ease of reference. Trạm Đọc | Tóm tắt sách: Bàn về tự do I think that there were various summary notes for this book on the Internet, however, if you […]

[Book] Amsterdam – Ian McEwan

It should be among the books that consumed my time the least (but not necessarily my effort) to finish. It just took me two days, interrupted with meetings with friends and family during Tet Holiday, to complete it. I was a little bit discouraged while scanning the very first pages but its choice use of […]