Blog #15: UNAVSA Meet & Greet

Blog #15: UNAVSA Meet & Greet

Bursts of laughter filled the room as we watched one another act out charade telephone. Following the UNAVSA-12 presentation, attendees had to act out different animals and occupations from snake to belly dancer. By the end of the activity, large circles formed and...
Blog #12: Chúc Mừng Năm Mới

Blog #12: Chúc Mừng Năm Mới

Tết Nguyên Đán, or Vietnamese New Year, is one of the most important celebrations in the Vietnamese Culture. For me personally, it was and still is a holiday I look forward to most. My home was filled with special traditional foods and treats like bánh tét (Variety of...
Blog #11: 20/20 Vision!

Blog #11: 20/20 Vision!

Hello Everyone! My name is Thu-Mai Nguyen and I was part of the UNAVSA visionary class of 2013! For those of you who may not know what the UNAVSA Visionary scholarship is, it basically is a scholarship sponsored by Huy Duong for individuals who are deemed to be...
Blog #10: UNAVSA-12 Staff Retreat

Blog #10: UNAVSA-12 Staff Retreat

My knees ached from the squid-like position I held in the back seat of the cramped sports car. The passenger however, needed more of the extra legroom than I did. Exit 162 passes by the corner of my eye. As we draw near the city, doses of adrenaline migrates to my...
Blog #8: AASIA Date Auction

Blog #8: AASIA Date Auction

Let’s go back in time when I first performed for the Asian American Student Intercollegiate Association (AASIA’s Annual Date Auction) which happened in my sophomore year of college! We were fundraising for UNAVSA’s CPP beneficiary which was VietHope....