Do you want to play with a kid?
Play with me!
This kid is a mixture of a LEGO player, who can spend hours analyzing the discrete inputs to build things, and a BARBIE player, who creates stories out of observation and imagination. Growing up, I have continued to build things and create stories…
In 2014, I co-founded Student Exchange Vietnam, whose programs and events attracted students and professionals from 10+ countries to Vietnam for study and internships.
# Fact 1: Our super young team woke up at American time, played French games, decorated the office with Japanese dolls and tested “how Vietnamese you are” with durians.
Some projects that helped me further understand the demand and put thoughts into practice in terms of personal and professional development of the younger generation included LYD Volunteer Club (Hanoi), Entrepreneurship YEA Camp (HCM city), Onetoworld, Beauty Plus Network and Edtech Quill.org (New York).
# Fact 2: When I was 6, I used to teach the trees to dance. To prepare, I “researched” what were the common movements of the trees during the wind, what songs would be nice to match and when the wind tended to be strong enough. Ok, maybe that’s how I learned to dance.
The “tree-dancing curriculum” was finally leveraged to be a traditional dance that I composed for the Vietnamese team at HPAIR conference (Singapore). Later, I also learned the jungle dance in a wild yet emerging African city (Nigeria), the Filipino dance, not in the Philipines, but in Osaka (Japan). Culture is just like dancing – Making the moves, being more social and refreshing the mind!
#Fact 3: I wrote 2 novels at the age of 10, both about the adventures of a small girl going across the sea to explore the world… by boat.
#Fact 4: You don’t believe that I am a kid…
…But still want to play?