Taking no prisoners. Including herself.

Hello, Hanoi
(Part 10 of Many)

I’ve started Vietnamese language classes at University of Hanoi, and moved to Dong Da district, closer to the campus. I rented a room in a house, where the water is bottled and there is even a washing machine. So much for eeking it out local-style.

I love being a student again. It is hard work to stretch my brain and ears to forms and sounds unfamiliar and strange, but I am very excited about being able to learn even a slighty better understanding of this language.

There are 4 of us in the class: a German woman, a Japanese woman, a Korean woman raised in Japan, and myself. This intimate little group will study for 100 hours total, so the curriculum shows.

Yesterday I ate in the cafeteria with a gaggle of Vietnamese college students, and today I found a morning coffee spot in which to study. As my Vietnamese friends say about something they adore: I love so.

3 Comments to “Tieng Viet”

  1. Irving Sappho, formerly under contract to Elysium Studios Ltd. says:

    (glad you’re thriving again. If only I could be so like your protagonist…)

  2. kathi DeJong says:

    Your new situation sounds wonderful! Moomers

  3. Aunt Penni says:

    Language classes…that sounds great. A class that small should give you and the other three in the class a great chance to learn and exchange info. Quite a varied group of four. It will be fun to hear how it is progressing.

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