Hi there, does anybody have experience with RESPRO MASK in Hanoi for cleaner air to breath while outside? Most importantly - can you properly breath under that mask - even when cycling or running? There was a previous post with a similar question but that's a few years old now. Is RESPRO now available in Hanoi? Or anything similar for that matter? http://respro.cn/pollution-masks Many thanks! Juliette
I have read where some companies and teaching institutions require a "clean police clearance certificate from your home country". What is this and how would one get one? Are they looking for no current warrants for your arrest or to show you have never been arrested or convicted in your life ? I am from California, US. Police records are maintained at state or county levels so I don't know how I would get a "clearance" from my country.
Yes, folks, I'm rather chatty today. My question about water. First, I've been reading all these reports about how bottled water is not good for you blah blah minerals and kidney problems, etc. I guess short-term is ok, but we're talking 4-5+ years of it. And, I ain't drinking straight from the tap. BUT - I do use boiled tap H2O for cooking sometimes and so do most locals. (I only use bottled for my coffee tho - a woman of contradictions). Yet I have also read reports about high levels of arsenic and other nasties in the water. So, my question is, what concerns should I have - realistically? I know some people water their plants with La Vie, but I want to know what the average New Hanoian is doing about water.
Possible relocation to Hanoi on the horizon...kids schools to sort out!! Anyone have any experience of sending their western kids (English first and currently only language) to BIS Hanoi? Their website looks great and reviews seem great but I can't track down their diversity stats. I don't want my kids mixing with only expat kids but equally don't want them in what is effectively a Vietnamese school. Thoughts welcome..
Hi TNH, I was wondering if anyone knows of modelling agencies in Hanoi that cater for international models? I know of Tay Modelling Agency but are there others? Someone mentioned Venus models but I can't find their contact details anywhere! Thanks! Durian
Hello there, I know this question has been asked frequently, but I'd like to know if I can find a job at a lower tier school in Vietnam in the following situation: - I am Dutch Born, 23 y/o, Caucasian, man. - I have a TEFL online 120 hour certificate - I have the Dutch equivalent to a British college degree in chemistry. - I have a completion document for the first year of a bachelor in International Business Management and I'm in my third year (will finish in 2016). - I recently scored an 8 on the IELTS exam (I only had 20 days to prepare and didn't prepare for speaking and writing) - My wife is Vietnamese - I'm staying in Ho Chi Minh city for 6 months for a project (not a tourist). Is there any chance I can get +/- 40 teaching hours a week if I actively look for classes...
Hi All, Does anyone know of any workshops/garages/spaces that are open for people to work on hardware projects? Only gear I have with me is a raspberry pi that I would like to put to use. And along with this, does anyone know anywhere to buy cheap components (LEDs, sensors, resistors, etc)? Thanks!
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