"As long as you feel happy, there's no right or wrong career choices." It was a typical weekend night that I got home early from work. Winter was just around the corner. "Hi, Dad!" I greeted the greatest person in my world through the laptop screen. He was sitting on his reading… Continue reading What do you want to be?
March 2017. The sky after a heavy rain was plain grey. And dark. Work was scheduled at 4pm. 1.30pm. Dragging myself out of the last class that Friday afternoon, I felt empty. That time of the year, I was in my worst loneliness ever. I had just come back from the trip… Continue reading A Story
Summer 2017. I was in the hospital visiting my best cousin of all times, who had just given birth to a beautiful little boy called Riley. Riley was sleeping. And we, my cousin and I, were chatting. "Riley sounds to be a pretty name! Is there any special meaning lying behind?", I curiously asked Jane,… Continue reading Who Am I?
Two years ago when ’50 Shades of Grey’ was first released, some of my friends and I, all of whom were the book series lovers, were so excited that we went on the first screening day in Vietnam. In contrary to expectations, incoherent and boring movie scenes had disappointed not only us but also other… Continue reading Are we Muppets?
I have been through a difficult time. Every of those days, I woke up with anxiety. I did not want to get out of bed. I did not want to come to school. I did not want to talk. I was always with my own anxiety, days after days. For a while, I did not… Continue reading Wait, what did you just say?
This is a photo of my best friend using her personal device while we were having a night out together around 8 months ago. I was back in Vietnam during the time for a holiday. We went for dinner then having some milk tea and sweets for dessert afterwards. We had been talking a bit… Continue reading Personal Images Across Borders
It’s a typical night when Dad and Mom are having dinner, and me, on the other side of the laptop screen, doing some of my trivial stuff. We are on Facetime together. Nhi! – it’s my Dad calling my name that catches my attention. Yes, Daddy? A few weeks ago you interviewed Mommy about her… Continue reading ‘Cinema once upon a time…’
My very first idea of Media, Audience and Place shaped around the concern of how people are using the same media space to communicate with each other while being at different places around the world. I am fascinated about how the boundaries between physical places have been blurred by an invisible media space. In that… Continue reading That Media Project Pitch (nearly) Perfect
“Things have changed, darling. Of course, there are no more late nights watching TV with the whole neighbourhood and enjoying the best dessert in the world! After tonight’s dinner you’ll see, you’ll be back in your room watching Netflix, your Dad will be with his iPad in the living room reading the online newspaper and… Continue reading Internet access has changed the entire household design!
Collaborative ethnography. Well, what a hard topic to write about. With international students like us, believe me, we don’t even have a clue what it means. Nevertheless, we study what we haven’t known and read to enhance our knowledge. I have read a number of scholars to try and find out what they try to… Continue reading Collaborative or Unique, or Both?