These two pictures are of the invitation that Leanna and I received to attend the Opening Ceremony of the Multi-Functional Stadium here at the University. The event will be part of the Vietnam Trade Union Conference --- session XI, which is being held by the Vietnam General Federation of Labor, the powerful organization of unions that represents the working class in political work as well as organizing unions, bargaining, and seeing to the welfare of the working class.
The chair of the People's Committee of HCMC will be attendance and well as union members, students, and so on. There will be martial arts performers, musical performers, and then the first ball game to be held in the new stadium. All in all it will be a great day and we look forward to is with relish.
The preparation of the materials for our classes is about together though we keep making some adjustments as we learn more about what is happening with trade unions here and we change our vocabulary to take advantage of our developing understanding. In other words we want to be understood as well as possible.
We now have a HD TV in our room and there are a few channels that are in English so that will give us a bit of entertainment --- otherwise we have read quite a few mystery novels during our evenings.
Leanna is making good progress on picking up Vietnamese but me not so well.