I am an AIESEC alumna. I am a change agent.

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Diwali dinner with AIESEC Delhi University

If you follow my blog probably you have seen the word AIESEC popping up many times and may wonder what it is. Thus, I’m gonna spend this whole blog post just talking about AIESEC and how it has changed my life, or to be more exact, how it has changed my vision of life just like how it has altered young generations’ viewpoints during the past 60 years!

To formally introduce, AIESEC is the largest international student organization that presents in over 2,100 universities across 110 countries and territories all over the world, with over 60,000 members and hundreds thousands of former members that we call “alumni”. AIESEC provides its members with leadership experiences at a very young age, global exchange opportunities and incredible learning networks through so many national and international annual conferences.

However, to informally introduce, AIESEC simply is a great family where young people learn to take responsibilities, tolerate differences while broadening their knowledge about the world and striving to make positive impacts on their societies. Yes, thanks to AIESEC, kids grow up, fools grow wise and locals go global. Read the rest of this entry »

The English Accent

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After watching the musical “My Fair Lady” last Saturday, I feel like writing something about the English accent 🙂

Yeah, English is originally the language of Britain so probably only British people are supposed to be native speakers. No offence or sarcasm(!) That was just what I referred from a hilarious statement by Professor Higgins in My Fair Lady: “In America they haven’t spoken (English) for years”.

That quote reminds me of the time when I tried to establish my own English accent.

When I was at my 1st and 2nd year at university, I was not satisfied with my Vietnamese English teachers; therefore, I decided to “invest” in some English centers to have the chance to talk to native speakers. Thanks God (or not) I have the ability of a parrot that allows me to imitate quite correctly the accents of my teachers. And I happened to have so many American teachers, I followed their accent and felt very comfortable. During that time people could recognize the American accent very clearly when I spoke English.

But then one day..

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Some fun conversations with the people I met in India

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Below are some fun conversations I collected during the time in India living among people from so many cultural backgrounds. Well, just for fun, totally random!

1. In Delhi: me talking to a Japanese guy:

– Japanese guy: I don’t like food here. Too spicy.
– Vietnamese girl: Oh, really?! I’m used to spicy food now. I love chicken curry!
– Japanese guy: Oh so you need to go to Japan to eat chicken curry! Indian food in Japan is much better than here!

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Travel in India, Part 1: Jaipur – the Pink City

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A group with 8 people from 6 different countries
A group of 8 people from 6 different countries

Let me open this blog series about my travel in India with one affirmation: I desperately love traveling in India! Despite all the bad luck confronting me during those 3.5 months I enjoyed traveling here to the limit! (you can read about my bad luck in the previous post)

In this blog post, I’m gonna show Jaipur, capital of Rajasthan, also known as “the Pink City”. This was my first trip outside of Delhi, I went there with a group of 8 people from 6 countries. This was quite a funny fact since wherever we went to people kept asking us the same question “why are you from so many countries traveling together?”.. “Well, it all starts with AIESEC..” (loooooong explanation!)

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