Latest Activity

truc_nguyen added a job ad in Personal assistant jobs in Ho Chi Minh City
Dear everyone, Our company is looking for a young and dynamic Vietnamese to become the personal assistant of our Filipino manager. Please read the job description below carefully and if you are interested in it, do not hesitate to contact me or send me your CVs via my emails: or Thanks. PERSONAL ASSISTANT Job Description This role serves as a private assistant to undertake a variety of administrative, secretarial, managerial and coordination tasks. This role also serves as an intermediary/translator for the employer. The PA needs to be communications, and online research savvy with great interest in business. He/She shall assist in various business incubation & marketing communication projects undertaken by the employer related to her current & future businesses – such as artisanal soap & beauty business, event management activities/consultancies/projects, Phu Quoc restaurant business, future consultancies in the PR/Events industry. The candidate is expected to have great commend of spoken & written English. He/she must be comfortable in multi-tasking. He/she is highly results-oriented, deadline-oriented with a high level of independence and creativity in problem solving and handling situations. The manager will rely heavily on the PA trusting that work will be handled efficiently in manager’s absence. Job Scope: • Reports: o Submitting monthly & weekly report of household finances. o Weekly Accomplishment Report (PA). • Meetings, appointments & schedule: Handling & reminding on all these dates. • Administrative: answering phone calls, maintaining diaries, taking messages, typing, translating, filing, booking transport, organizing meetings, liaising with suppliers and household staff. • Travel & Visa Arrangements: Arranging travel, visas and accommodation and, occasionally, travelling with the manager to take notes at meetings or to provide general assistance during meetings. • Sourcing & Procurement: online & offline research, submit authentic online research on pricing, source for materials & get samples & 3 quotation approved. • Production management: For all items to be produced, continue liaison with the supplier for production management. • Liaison: liaising with staff, suppliers and clients. • Soap Business Research & Development: assist in all aspects of slowly bringing the soap business to life. • Business Software: Maintaining data management, filing (as needed) and accurate stock encoding. • During Meetings (as assigned): o During meetings, taking dictation and minutes of the meetings. o Organizing and attending meetings and ensuring the manager is well-prepared for meetings. o Producing documents, briefing papers, reports and presentations, meeting and greeting visitors. • Screening phone calls, enquiries and requests, and handling them when appropriate. • Dealing with incoming email, faxes and post, often corresponding on behalf of the manager (as assigned). • Bring out background research and presenting findings. • Addition to supporting the manager, other scope of the PA’s role as below: • Carrying out specific projects and research. • Responsibility for accounts and budgets on certain projects. • Taking on some of the manager’s responsibilities and working more closely with assigned personnel. • Deputized by the manager, making decision and delegating work to others in the manager’s absence. • Being involved in decision-making processes. Qualification • University Graduate in business or marketing or accounting • Previous clerical, secretarial, commercial work experience is essential • With 1 year work experience • IELTS tested, preferred • Must be willing to travel both domestic & international Renumeration / Perks • Attractive salary upon permanence • Opportunity to travel in Vietnam and abroad • After 2 years employment, will provide annual bonus of free air-ticket for Asian holiday during Christmas
truc_nguyen created a new thread on the Ho Chi Minh City forum

Buy Palm Oil

Do anyone here know where to buy Palm Oil? I know there is a street near Chợ Lớn which has lots of chemical shops buying Palm Oil? Do you know what this street is? Any information and ideas are highly appreciated.

truc_nguyen posted on the thread what is true love with Vietnamese girl? on the Vietnam forum

Hi, thanks for sharing your opinion about the situation. I just want to put some insight about your thread:

1. You mentioned the story about British man and Vietnamese girl which was in the previous thread? So I am wondering whether you have proof that the story is 100% true? or it is just something made up?
2. I partly agree with you that there are good and bad girls everywhere. However, I do not really think not all poor girls or little educated girls just take advantage of men. I have known some stories about foreigners getting married with street vendors, waitress, ethnic minority girl. And these stories are not about money but love
3. I think these kinds of girls might not really want to be bad at the very first beginning. Maybe their living environment, their family background. Some people in the difficult situations are strong enough to get through the temptation and to be better in the future but some can not because, I think, they havent seen the right path for their life.

In brief, on one hand, I do understand your feelings of how ashamed you feel as you are a  also Vietnamese girl and I am, too. However, on the other hand, I feel my symphathy for the way they choose for how they are now. Not all people are lucky enough to be strong and wise and can make a right decision  for how they are and will be in the future.

These are all my own opinions about the thread. You can discuss with me if you find some points of my view are not rational or do not understand my points (cos of the way I express my ideas).

By the way, have a nice weekend :).

truc_nguyen created a new thread on the Ho Chi Minh City forum

Rice bran oil (d?u cám g?o)

Hi everyone,
Do you know where I can buy the rice bran oil (d?u cám g?o) with the wholesale price and what is the good source for that? Is the price for rice bran oil cheaper or more expensive than the one for coconut oil? Thanks a lot for reading my post.

truc_nguyen created a new thread on the Ho Chi Minh City forum

Where can I buy the organic extra virgin olive oil?

Can anyone here recommend me where I can buy the organic extra virgin olive oil. I bought some at the organik shop in Thao Dien but it seems a little expensive for me as I want to buy in bulk. If you know any information which I can search online, please share with me. I really appreciate it.

Thanks all.

Hi girl,

I have read through your thread to get some information about your feelings. I can put a shoe in your feet and partly understand how you feel about the way some expats treat you. And I hope my share will help you feel better.

I am not so sure but I think maybe you have expected that foreigners will be kind (with your past experiences with some nice Americans) then when it came to nothing like this, you became frustrated. I think with some expats you met, it does not mean all expats are not good and do have bad thoughts about our country and people. Maybe you should be more optimistic and do not get yourself down by the ones you do not expect to meet.

I do not know whether my comment is good for you but hopefully, it will make you feel better! :)

truc_nguyen posted on the thread My experience being married to a Vietnamese woman on the Vietnam forum


I have just read your thread and I felt so sorry for what happened in your life. Being a girl, I felt so ashamed for her behavior. I think she and her family have no self-esteem for asking you lots of money and things without working and being nice to you. I am wondering what on earth they have been doing?

Anyway, maybe this kind of experience helps you more alert in the future. I wish you the every best and find a much better woman in the future.

I really appreciate that you still love Vietnam and you have a good perceptive about Vietnamese people despite this evil family.

truc_nguyen created a new thread on the Ho Chi Minh City forum

Ideas about finding jobs in Vietnam.

Hello everyone,

My bf is working for Microsoft in Ireland and he is looking for a job in Vietnam. He has experience in marketing, working as a team leader, banking, contracts, business analysis. I am asking to know whether it is easy or difficult for him for find a job in Vietnam. He doesn't have a BA degree but he has lots of experience and he used to be in the US Army.

Any ideas will be much appreciated.


truc_nguyen posted on the thread need your help on the Hanoi forum

You should practise Yoga or Meditation. I think changing yourself to be better is not really hard, but it takes time.
Anyway, it is you who decides whether you are better or not. You have to determine that you really want to change, then you will know what to do.