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Meditation Experience in Vietnam

BY TOM CHRISTIE
@ VOL 9 ON OCT 01, 2016

We know you're stressed, but there are better ways to deal with that than killing your boss/client or burning down your school. Meditation is one of them and to help you get the ball rolling, we have invited a very special guest to Pecha Kucha Night Vol. 9.

Meet Tom Christie, whose meditation practise and the quest for peace and zen has taken him on several retreats in places you probably haven't heard of, both in Vietnam and elsewhere. He's going to talk about how he got into meditation practise.

So take a deep breath, exhale... and see you on Saturday October 1st, 2016.

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BJD

BY JULYE HOANG
@ VOL 9 ON OCT 01, 2016

Have you ever wondered why girls are obsessed with dolls? If yes, I think this girl is going to WOW you with her world of dolls.

Wait... it seems she doesn't want to name them 'DOLLS' but 'BJD'. What's BJD? Let's listen to Julye's talk.

About Julye Hoang:
Julye is working at Literacy Program, Room To Read Vietnam Org. She would like to introduce herself as a storyteller. Trang loves writing and building up characters. She enjoys transforming BJDs into her imaginative characters. At PKN HCMC Vol.9 Trang is going to unveil the magic world of BJD to PKN audiences.

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Tin's Running Story

BY DUY TÍN
@ VOL 9 ON OCT 01, 2016

"People sometimes sneer at those who run every day, claiming they'll go to any length to live longer. But don't think that's the reason most people run. Most runners run not because they want to live longer, but BECAUSE............" - Murakami - What I Talk About When I Talk About Running.

Tin ran 70km in Sapa in Vietnam Moutain Marathon 2015. There were 156 runners (including 21 Vietnamese) participating in this 70km run. Tin was one of the only 8 Vietnamese who could complete the route. And, last month he accomplished a new record of running 100km around HCMC!

If you are curious how this slim and quiet man could do it, let’s listen to his unbelievable story.

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Story of My Town

BY LAWRENCE VALENCIA
@ VOL 9 ON OCT 01, 2016

A man of many talents - Oji Valencia is a filmmaker, artist, illustrator and musician from the Phillippines. He’s lived in Saigon for nearly seven years. 

In his talk Oji takes us to the back alleys of a small town where he grew up, back in the Phillippines of the 70s. Far from ideal living conditions didn’t stop Oji from taking charge of his life, studying film and pursuing his current career. Well fed with amusing incidents involving a raunchy pig and chicken, his funny yet insightful talk is not to be missed!

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How I Learned Classic Guitar

BY TRẦN QUÂN
@ VOL 9 ON OCT 01, 2016

Do you remember the guitarist at PKN HCMC Vol8, Quan Tran, who has excellently performed two beautiful melodies at the beginning of our night?

If yes, here comes great news for you: Quan will be back to Pecha Kucha HCMC Vol.9 but in a new role - He'll be on of the presenters this time! Quan Tran, a sixteen-years-old guitarist, has just been accepted to Conservatory of HCMC this school year. Quan is going to share about his journey with classical music at PKN HCMC Vol.9.

This is the first time we have a 16-years-old presenter; and it's also Quan's first presentation. Let's come and cheer for this young talent with PKN HCMC Vol.9!

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I Wanna Feed You with Breast Milk

BY TRÌNH TUẤN
@ VOL 9 ON OCT 01, 2016

“I can’t remember how many mothers I’ve gone asking for breast milk for. Ủn, my baby. Ủn has been growing up with the breast milk of many kind,unknown mothers…” - Trinh Tuan, Co-father at BabyMe, Author of Ba Muốn Nuôi Con Bằng Sữa Mẹ.

Every year Trinh Tuan spends at least 1 month travelling across Vietnam sharing his insights on breastfeeding with new parents. And this October he's going to talk about it at PKN HCMC Vol.9 If you are wondering why a father talks about breastfeeding, here's the answer:

Tuan is a single father. 

At PKN HCMC Vol9, Tuan will share with us his journey of how he got his feet back on the ground after his wife passed away and left him with a newborn child, and how he started on this unique path.

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Hand Written Letters

BY DOAN LINH
@ VOL 9 ON OCT 01, 2016

“I use handwritten letters to listen and encourage people…”

In "Hand Written Letters", from PechaKucha Night Ho Chi Minh City Vol.9Doan Linh started "Letter to Angel", a non-profit organisation committed to bringing the lost art of handwritten letters back to people in Vietnam and around the world. In this presentation, she shares with us her vision behind L2A and what she hopes to achieve through it. It would be unfair to mention that she’s only 20 years old because her thoughts are much bigger the tiny number! Grab some paper and a pen, you might want to hand write your loved ones a letter right after listening to her talk.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, December 8th, 2016.

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Making Dreams Come True

BY PATRICK MUI
@ VOL 8 ON JUL 09, 2016

A French set designer with Hong Kong roots, Patrick will talk about his passion for set design, from inception to conception.

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At the Intersection of Cuisine and Culture

BY HIEN NGO
@ VOL 8 ON JUL 09, 2016

Hien Ngo shares on his restaurant venture. You have probably never wondered how a restaurant set up by an amateur restauranteur, once a trained biochemist then a salesman (who was born and raised in Saigon, grew up in Sacramento, CA and left America from Boston, MA) would turn out. Here is what Hien Ngo said: "I'm a wanderer who has a passion for food especially Vietnamese food, so why not making something fun out of food while I'm here in Vietnam, why not adding another interpretation about Vietnamese food to the table." So let's find out what has he done.

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The Journey of History and Culture

BY PHAN KHẮC HUY
@ VOL 8 ON JUL 09, 2016

Medical student Huy Phan has chosen to quit his study and start a project on Vietnamese culture. Not many Vietnamese understand thoroughly about Vietnamese culture and history. Let’s see how Huy’s been working on his project for the last 5 years.

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Farah, My Little Sweetheart

BY VU NGUYEN
@ VOL 8 ON JUL 09, 2016

Vu, a photographer and adventurous spirit, takes us on a visual journey of his love for his little four legged companion - Farah.

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Traveling is My Life

BY THI MINH TRANG HO
@ VOL 8 ON JUL 09, 2016

Trang Ami is an independent journalist who is trying to convince you to travel as much as you can. She has learned so much through her journeys across continents.

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