Owen Salisbury is a fairly typical example of Homo Expatrius. Originally from California, he moved to Vietnam in 2011. He loves to write, take photos, travel, eat well, and learn.
Pop-ups are becoming all the rage, and the particular style of eatery is likewise popular with the growing Vietnamese middle class. Combine the two, and what do you get?
Ribs. Burgers. Pulled pork. Grilled chicken. Steak. Sausage.
Dan Bi Mong walks into the cafe, energetic and obviously fit, handsome in an exotic, windswept way. He shakes hands and thanks me for coming, a polite gesture for someone who has influenced Saigon’s dance and electronic music scene to the point of reshaping it in just three years.
People live through stories. Whether written, oral or visual, they are entertainment, education, bonding, and even part of the construction of society and religion. Recent research even hints that narrative may be a critical part of consciousness itself.