Thursday, July 18, 2013

We are attending the grand opening ceremony of the new sports facility tomorrow!

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.


  1. Good to know that you are going to attend a sports event. The invitation card seems quite good. Would love to attend such opening events if will get any chance. Have been planning an event at one of New York Event Venues for all my friends and family.

  2. The event was just wonderful and while in VN attended several sports as well as all sorts of other events.