I am not a writer. I am just the person who is addicted to travels and has passion for capturing every single piece of traveling memories in words
– Ly Nha Ky, former ambassador of Vietnam tourism, spoke poor English on an interview in Africa and ended up receiving a ton of harsh criticism from online citizens. (Even though all she was trying to do is to promote Vietnam tourism and to represent an open-minded and friendly image of Vietnamese people)
– Foreign actors/ actress/ music bands/…. spoke few simple words in Vietnamese (Xin chao cac ban, Rat vui duoc gap cac ban, Cam on) during their trips to Vietnam. Just it could start an extreme excitement among young people. How nice they are when they try to speak Vietnamese – supposed they.
For some Vietnamese people, foreigners’ ability to speak few Vietnamese is a big achievement but Vietnamese’s unability to speak good English is a shame. Why are some of us just so biased?