20 Common Grammar Mistakes in Emails

Call me a Grammar Nazi if you want, but this post is a much-needed therapy for my poor little English-loving soul, and I guess we could all benefit from a little bit of grammar review every once in a while. So without further ado, here is a list the common English mistakes that I come…

Birthday Weekend in Mai Chau

My first time to Mai Chau was 14 years ago, in a camping trip with a bunch of Korean and Japanese teenagers aged between 12 to 18. I think you probably know how this story goes. Here I had my first “fleeting holiday romance” with a nerdy-looking Korean boy (whose name I can no longer…

My Top 5 Recommended Books for English Learners

Nhiều bạn hay hỏi mình: “Làm sao để cải thiện kỹ năng viết được hả chị? Em học mãi luyện mãi mà chẳng thấy tiến bộ gì”. Kỳ thực theo mình thì muốn viết được thì trước tiên và quan trọng nhất là bạn phải đọc nhiều. Bạn có thấy ai không biết đọc mà…

Bali P3: Dreamy Kintamani

The Mount Batur trekking tour that Putu recommended to us got my BF hyped and left me appalled. I dreaded the thought of waking up at 1:30AM to catch their shuttle bus to the foot of the mountain. Nor did I fancy the idea of walking 2 hours on a pitch-black night (and on top…

Bali P2: The Sacred Monkey Forest

I was woken up the next day by the sounds of birds chirping. As I slid the door open and walked into the balcony, a guy who I assumed was working there saw me  and smiled “Good morning! Would you like breakfast now?”, to which I happily said yes. I poured myself some tea and took…

Bali P1: No worries you’re in Bali

When he brought up the idea of spending this New Year’s Eve in Bali, I was like “What? Why? Neither of us can even swim! WTH are we gonna do there?” But then after a few weeks/months of working his magic (i.e. giving me his puppy eyes look and saying “đi maaaaaà”), he succeeded. Just…