May 17, 2019
My name is Doan Ve Quoc. It is quite difficult to pronounce my name. Hence, my family and friends always call me KD. So I also choose KD as my English name now.
We can find English courses in Vietnam but I prefer to study in The Philippines because I can truly immerse in the English environment here. Over here, I can us English as my daily communication language even outside the school.
I am so excited to share with you about my experiences here in 3D academy.
This is Hong Kong international airport. I transited via Hong Kong before coming to Cebu because there is no direct flight from my Ho Chi Minh to Cebu. I would never forget this place because I stayed inside here for 13 hours! My flight was delayed about an hour and 20 minutes in Vietnam. So when I arrived at Hong Kong, I missed the next flight to Cebu. It was a terrible experience.
My plan was changed 100%. I couldn’t make it for the entrance exam in 3D academy in time. When I arrived to Cebu, I was a bit tired. This is my very first time to come here in Cebu, Philippines. However, I found the weather familiar as we have the same tropical climate in Vietnam.
My first step into 3D Academy’s building happened at 11am. I also had my first lunch here with the Vietnamese intern manager. The food is very different from Vietnamese food but good.
After staying for a very long time on the plane and long wait at the airport, I was exhausted. So I took a nap right after lunch.
First, I would like to share with you about our room. There are three people in my room, me and two Japanese students. Studying here gives me a lot of chance to meet with foreigners. It is good for me to know about other cultures and share with them about my own culture. We try to be flexible with each others because we have different personalities and there are language barriers.
Sometime they don’t understand what I asked but they still answer:“okay”. I really don’t know what does “okay” mean. LOL…
Next, I want to talk about food. The food served in 3D Academy are mostly Japanese and Filipino cuisines. The taste are are so different from Vietnamese taste but I am so happy to taste various types of cuisines. However, a disaster strikes. Most filipino added ajinomoto when they prepare for food. I have allergy to ajinomoto. Once the school knows that I am allergic to ajinomoto, they prepare separate meals for me without ajinomoto. I am so glad to know about that.
Finally, I have my first outdoor experience. The Vietnamese intern recommended me to go and visit the Sirao Garden. They called it : “The little Amsterdam of Cebu”. There are various kind of flowers which are in full blossoming. It is located at the top of the mountain. I can feel the breeze of fresh air from the mountain.
Then, I also visited the Temple of Leah which reminds me of Taj Mahal of India. I was amazed. I can’t stop myself from saying “Wow”. The ambiance really touched me. The Temple of Leah was built by a man as a symbol of his love to his wife. So, I can see the big statue of a woman inside.
I will share more with you about my next journey in life here. Stay tuned for more updates!
Thank you for viewing!
This is a guest blog post contributed by Doan Ve Quoc. Doan Ve Quoc is a proud student of 3D Academy admitted under 3D Writer Scholarship. He is from Vietnam and he studies with us for 8 weeks.
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