Thành, 46 – wood engineer.
“The Vietnamese are very friendly – but not immediately! You have to spend some more time with us, then we’ll open up to you.”
“I don’t really like talking about my feelings, except to my wife and children. They really understand me – they’re my soulmates. But at work, if I’m sad, I just keep it hidden.”
“In Vietnam the wife is always the boss! I do what she says. If I ever lost my wedding ring she’d divorce me immediately! We almost never argue, except if I’ve been out drinking with my friends and come home too late. Last Sunday, for example, we were celebrating the marriage of one of my friends. I got into a bit of trouble then…”