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5 Vietnamese Superstitions

Today I taught a lesson that included superstitions. Here are some Vietnamese superstitions from my students: 1. If you eat an egg before an exam, you will have bad luck. 2. If you eat squid on the first day of the month, you will have bad luck. 3. If the first person you meet is a woman when you leave your house, you will have bad luck. 4. If there’s a funeral in your dreams, […]

Beginning Anew in Vietnam

A cloud of giant dragonflies descends on the football pitch. Like a football team they work together. Their opponents are the slow bugs that will soon be their afternoon snack. Other animals have made their home at the school. The call of the hidden night bird. Bats who feed at dusk. Purple and black butterflies as big as your hand flutter from flower to flower in search of precious nectar. Lightning fast lizards who climb […]