Vietnam-based company looking for a Vietnamese Ubuntu Guy

A friend from a Western company is looking for a Vietnamese guy experienced in using Ubuntu Linux.  Please see the brief job description below: To prepare an Ubuntu migration from Windows, we are looking for a Vietnamese Person with Ubuntu skills to support : Post-Installation Ubuntu Support Internal Staff Training on Ubuntu / Open Office Location HCMC/Hanoi/Danang Around 150 Computers will be migrated This person will be connected with the IT to solve issues reported by Continue Reading

Saigon’s District 1 at night

Here are some nice shots of Saigon's District 1 from Tuesday night.  These will be my last photos taken with my Google G1 Android phone.  I was surprised at how well it took the nightshots. (Parkson) (Continental Hotel) (Continental Hotel) (Opera House) (Caravelle Hotel) Continue Reading

Pre-Tet at my Weightlifting Gym

I know a little late but about three days before Tet, I had my last workout at my gym before the holidays.  I was 20 minutes into my exercises when the gym owner, Mr. Tam, grabbed me to "drink" beer.  I thought he was joking but in the end, he was not. So in short, my day at the gym went like this: 5 sets of Leg Press 5 sets of Leg Press Calf Raises 5 sets of Leg Extensions Uncountable drinks of beer and Vietnamese food Go home and sleep for two hours before my classes This is Continue Reading

Work Permit Update

I picked up my diploma from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs today with the service agent's assistant.  They really did not need me but I wanted to make sure they did their job.  There was hardly anybody there so it took less than one minute to get my documents.  The MFA placed a stamped in the back of the US Consulate's affidavit form. From there, the service agent's assistant will get it translated.  All English forms have to be translated into Vietnamese for obvious reasons by an authorized Continue Reading

Work Permit Update – Diploma approved by MFA

First of all, my apologies to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  They were actually not responsible for my "notarized" diploma being turned down.  It turns out that my "highly qualified" NEVER even took my masters degree to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA).  In fact, he has done absolutely nothing since I paid my deposit back in October, 2009.  He had an assistant that came with me to pick up some documents but in essence, I did not need her. Today I arrived to meet my service agent at Continue Reading