Recently, I have been exchanging emails with a student of mine. She describes herself as very shy, but wanted to thank me for giving her confidence in her ability to speak English. She reads this blog, and has emailed comments about it. After she volunteered to write something about Việt Nam, I asked her to write something about her daily life as a first year university student. She did – and here is what she wrote. I did not edit it one little bit.
I'm happy that you want to know about Viet Nam student'life.In addition, the life of VN student is very different . The students whose parent are rich ,have a very good life ,but the others who are poor have many dificulties in their lives . However ,they are very happy and interested in student life.To me , I'm a poor student ,so my life is also hard.My mother is a nurse ,my father is retired.I have a brother studying in Agriculture and Forestry University .It's difficult for my mother to provide money for me and my brother.Now we are going to cook ourselves because it's cheaper and more convenient than I eat at anywhere else. Everyday I often have breakfast with loaf and milk ( it costs me 3000 VN DONG! ) .I usually go to market for lunch and also for dinner.
Vegetable is my favorite food,but price is expensive . I often cook a meal for lunch and for dinner.Although my meal is not really good ,I' ll try to get over any difficulty to study .
I hope you can understand what I say ....it takes me 1 hour to write and send this mail .I like it very much.
Thanks to the student who only wants to be known as B, you now have a little better idea of how a Vietnamese student lives.