5 Things You Should Know Before Visiting Japan

As some friends of mine are planning to visit Japan soon, I think it would be beneficial to share a few tips from my recent trip. Bear in mind that I'm no travel expert, and in some ways, I believe experience the unknown is the beauty of travelling to another country. Without further ado, here … Continue reading 5 Things You Should Know Before Visiting Japan

Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen: Let’s Talk About It!

To most people who originate from conservative Asian societies, it’s hard to just talk about sex without embarrassing anyone. Writer Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen spoke with Trinh Le about her own story of overcoming this fear and why it’s important to open up about it.   Born in Sydney to Vietnamese refugee parents, not many suspected … Continue reading Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen: Let’s Talk About It!

The Age of Distraction: How the internet has limit our learning ability

  During four years of high school in Vietnam, I have read the whole Greek myth, Journey to the West, most Mahayana Buddhist canons and commentaries, the complete bibliography of the Vietnamese bestseller author Nguyen Nhat Anh, plus a multitude of manga titles (because, you know, pictorial books do count as books). In fact, what … Continue reading The Age of Distraction: How the internet has limit our learning ability

Ethical Dilemmas for Translators in Australia

NAATI-accredited translators and interpreters in Australia are governed by their code of ethics. So if you're about to take on a NAATI test, here are some ethical dilemmas for you to consider. You are asked to translate the narration of a brief video, described to you as “advertising material”. On viewing the video, you see … Continue reading Ethical Dilemmas for Translators in Australia