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Final Goodbyes and Travels

       Bob and I have spent the last two weeks saying many tearful goodbyes to all of our friends and colleagues. I have been meeting with everyone to finish up all  of my projects and finalizing plans to continue our work together. Bob’s student and faculty English clubs were so sad to say goodbye to “Mr.Bob” … Continue reading →

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Elizabethtown College / Brittany’s Hope Trip

    I’m sorry that we haven’t kept up with the blog but it feels like the last month or two have quite a whirlwind. Thirty-seven Elizabethtown College students and adults arrived on May 19th. We started out the first day with a joint meeting of the students from my Vietnam University and the Etown … Continue reading →

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On the Road in Hue

  Last week Ho Chi Minh City shut down for the 40th year celebration of the end of the war, so the university was closed and we got out of town. We flew to Hue City for the first time and we were able to meet all the Fulbright students for dinner at a local … Continue reading →

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Work Hard and Play Hard

WORK HARD……Last week I had the opportunity to plan and present a 2 day conference on aging issues for medical personnel, social workers, and faculty in HCMC. When I originally discussed the idea of a conference on aging there was some doubt about the level of interest in “old people”. We hoped for 35 participants … Continue reading →

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A Day at Brittany’s Hope House of Love

Several weeks ago Bob, Huyen, and I planned a trip to the House of Love to spend a day with the children. As most of you know, Brittany’s Hope has support this orphanage for many years. We currently sponsor 90 children at this home. We were able to arrange for some of our friends to travel … Continue reading →

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Peggy on TV

In February we were contacted by VTV-3 who asked if we would agree to an interview for a local show called Viet Nam Troung Tim Toi, (Viet Nam In My Heart). The show features foreigners who return to volunteer to help people in Viet Nam.  A free lance student producer met with us to develop … Continue reading →

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Tet Lunar New Year 2015

Tet is the biggest holiday in Viet Nam and falls late this year on February 19th. That is the first day of the Lunar New Year and a mass migration starts as almost everyone goes home to their home village to be with family. This is like Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years all in one. … Continue reading →

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Superbowl 2015

Well, watching the Superbowl live in Viet Nam takes a bit of extra effort. A bunch of American ex-pats from our local bar agreed to meet in downtown HCMC at Game On sports bar to watch the game on Monday morning at 6:30 AM since we are 12 hours later here. So we showed up … Continue reading →

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Trip to Thailand

Last week the university was closed for the Lunar New Year holiday so Bob and I planned a trip to Thailand. We flew into Bangkok and were met by Lan Anh, one of my student assistants from the university. She is now completing her master’s degree at Mahidol University so we went to meet her … Continue reading →

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Peggy is working

I decided that I better tell everyone about my work over here or you will think that all we do is travel and have fun! My situation at my university (Vietnam National University) has not been the best because most of the faculty do not speak any English. The person who I was supposed to … Continue reading →

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