How do you explain your job to people? In a recent interview, a non-starving artist based in Southeast Asia said he is ‘a dancing poodle for the one percent’. Another artist, Ha-Ha, has a business card that says he is an ‘alien theorist’. Being an artist has its perks.
Gary Johnston is one of a new breed. Primarily a middle school maths and science teacher, he is one of just 800 Google certified teachers worldwide. This month he has the honour of representing Vietnam at the next Google Teacher Academy in Stockholm on Dec. 10.
If you have a spare pair of shoelaces, they would love to wrestle with them. While Jeff is more independent and playful, Jumbo is very affectionate and cuddly. Jeff and Jumbo were both abandoned a few months ago and luckily Animal Rescue and Care found them. Now they’re old enough for their own home and would love to have a caring person on whose lap they can sit and purr.
Hanoi Slam enjoyed its second outing last month, this time hosted by CAMA ATK. A packed-out audience, whose VND100,000 entrance went to Humanitarian Services for Children of Vietnam (hscv.org), was entertained by 10 storytellers who were only given a theme — ‘lost in translation’. With this they had six minutes to wow judges without a script or notes to help them.