Where are you working now?
My current job is the manager of the customer service department in a logistic company in HCM city. I have been doing this job for more than 2 years now.
Why did you choose that job?
I was majoring in International Business Management when I was in university. After my graduation, I sent my CV with passionate cover letters to a number of organizations. Luckily, I got hired by KMTC, one of the leading firms in this industry.
Do you have a lot of friends where you are working?
Yes I do. I kinda get along well with everyone in my workplace. I was impressed by their enthusiasm and profession in the first place. After that, I’ve realized that they all understand me and willingly give me a hand when I am in need.
Is there anything you would like change in your workplace?
Well let me see. I think I love my company so much that I am satisfied with nearly everything about it. Maybe it would be perfect if there are more plants inside the office for more green space as well as decoration, like indoor tree pots put near the window or on our desks, you know.
How much water do you drink every day?
Scientifically speaking, we are advised to drink as much water as 2 liters a day because water makes up a great part in our body. That’s why I try to consume that much water to maintain the moisture of my skin and my eyes as well as prevent myself from feeling thirsty.
Do you like to drink bottled water or water from the water machine?
Bottled water is a better option as it is cleaner and safer for us. You know, in Vietnam, water from the tap is not purified so it contains a great number of bacteria which may cause great harm to our health. That’s why I always drink water in bottles.
Did you ever feel thirsty but didn’t have anything to drink?
It was just yesterday when I was playing basketball. There weren’t any vending machines or supermarkets nearby but I was terribly dehydrated at that time. Then I had to endure thirst until I got home and drank 2 bottles of water at a time.
Tea and Coffee
Do Vietnamese people like to drink tea or coﬀee?
I guess both of them are Vietnamese people’s favorite. Most elders enjoy a cup of hot tea in the morning after doing yoga or meditating while a cup of take-away coﬀee is the beverage of choice among youngsters.
Do you prepare tea or coﬀee for your guests at home?
My mother always has both of them in the cupboard as she is a tea lover while my father is a coﬀee addict. So it kinda depends on the guests’ taste. I wouldn’t mind serving them both if they wish.
When was the last time you drank tea or coﬀee?
I had a glass of black coﬀee last night for better concentration. In this fast-paced life, we can easily grab a quick coﬀee and drink it on the way but nobody drinks a glass of tea while walking on the street.
Describe a person who is handsome or beautiful
• Who the person is
• How beautiful or handsome he/she is
• How often you meet him/her
and explain how you feel about him or her
I’d like to tell you about my crush, who is probably the most handsome guy on earth that I know. We used to study in the same high school, but now he is pursuing his medical career in Hanoi, while I am specializing in education in HCMC. Though we are working in two separate parts of the country, I am still having a deep crush on him.
Back in my high school days, he was a total catch when every girl showed their aﬀection for him, and of course, I was not the exception. The thing which made me into him so much was definitely his bright smile. Whenever my crush smiled, he always looked cuter, more charming and more lovable. And it is no exaggeration to say that his genuine smile could really lighten up my day. What’s more, the way he spoke in gentle tones with me truly melt my heart. He seemed to have a good sense of style and was able to express his individuality through everything he put on, from his shoes to his jacket. His clothes were not expensive, I guess, but they looked perfectly appropriate for his body type.
Because of the long distance, I don’t get to see him face-to-face regularly. Actually, we only meet once a year during the annual alumni reunion festival at my high school. However, we still keep in touch with each other via Facebook Messenger. And I think this is blessedly enough.
That is all I want to share.
What kinds of job require the workers to be good-looking?
Well, I think beauty and physical appearance mater in jobs where you have to directly communicate with your clients. Now let’s take airline hostesses for example. They are usually the most attractive staﬀ members of an airline company because they are supposed to represent the image of such company, and, the hospitality as well. Therefore, hostesses must always be in their best image at all times.
How important do you think the appearance is to a man in today society?
Hmm, I have to say that the appearance is of great importance for men these days. Undoubtedly, looking good boosts self-confidence and self-esteem. It is the most natural human instinct that people would associate themselves with those who look good. And this does help a man a lot in his business. If he can give himself a very masculine and healthy look, other people will want to work with him and learn from him.
Do you think women are wasting their time and money for their appearance?
I don’t think so, honestly. It is common knowledge that beauty and women are inseparable. And when a woman takes care of her beauty, she is learning to appreciate her own charm. As a girl in 20s, I think there is nothing wrong with women spending time pampering themselves, because only when we look good on the outside can we feel good on the inside.
Is it necessary for children to be good-looking when they are still young?
I’m not sure about this. Being pretty and beautiful is always a great thing. But paying too much attention to appearance at a young age is not something necessary. I mean, every child is born cute, so why do they need to care about whether they are good-looking or not? Instead, children should spend time enjoying and exploring life more. For example, they should go outside and engage in nature to know more about the natural world.
Do you know any method to help a person to look younger?
To be honest, I’m not an expert in the field of beauty. But I think we can only look good when we feel good. For me, maintaining a healthy diet always comes first. Let’s say, some food containing vitamin C should be incorporated into our diet to make us look and feel more youthful. Also, we should avoid stress as much as possible. You know, it’s a fact that a stressful lifestyle will make us tired and unhappy. More importantly, it will give us wrinkles.