• I am partisl to the comments of @hetieshou and those of @jimmyszeto. Yes,we can all work hard and change our career paths, but having a degree will help our employers make the decision to hire us in the first place. @coralie, you said you have a degree in nursing, but you changed your career path to something totally different. Well, I have news for you. If you think that having that degree did not help get you hired, think again. It showed your boss and others that you are smart, Intelligent and capable of obtaining an education and a degree. It is a large foot in the door, a solid foundation to start with, and it makes people respect you. I see many times that the people who have degrees get treated better, and get promoted more than those without, although the people without degrees are doing the same job, and well, I must say. Having the degree is not all, don't get me wrong. When you get the job, displaying team workability, the desire to work hard and improve, good, positive rapport with others, the ability to listen, help, honesty, showing respect, willing to work unsupervised on your own, all these fantastic work qualities help. However, if you have that degree, it makes you a gem of an employee.
  • @hetieshou I'm sorry to hear about what happened to you. No, I experienced the opposite of you. Actually Vietnamese people often prejudiced against people like me. It happened to my family and my friends also. Many of them are angry because of the history between China and Vietnam and we have nothing to do with it, so I think it's unfair for them to use it against us. There are good and bad people in every ethnicity and nationalities. The world will be a much nicer place if we all use that as our guideline and not judging people because where they came from, the color of their skin or someone else's actions.
  • @bubbletea Well said and one of the factors in some people’s lives is luck which is what many do not have so must suffer and work from the bottom up. Many struggle for each meal, keep a roof over their head and must be frugal on each little thing but yet they still endure and work hard. But here he is whining about these petty things. When anyone is pampered too much in life, even a tiny little problem will make them cry like a little kid.
  • @jimmyszeto I agree and some people just cannot feel even a little bit of pain in their life versus others who truly suffer. Sadly when anyone’s life is too good, even one little setback will make them cry like a baby. He and his wife are truly meant to be a couple. His wife is more annoying though, especially with trying to prove that she is natural when she truly is not. She must think we are all blind or stupid.
  • @mosailan Ok,thanks so much! Let me see if I can find it first. I can read Chinese and all but get lazy to read.
  • @llwy12 Thanks so much for the info! No wonder I do not know her at all. But I must say I find it very strange to date someone so much younger since they usually have a motive. Not to say that true love cannot exist when the age gap is so big but it is very rare. I hope her daughters are ok with it and you are right, if they are more westernized then they may more likely accepting.
  • @dramas4me Thanks for info about you. I know some Cantonese too but can understand it better than I can speak it. Who is prejudice against you? You mean the people in China? I wonder why Chinese are bias against Vietnamese and other southeast Asians? I find that sad how some Chinese have the superiority complex towards others? I guess it is similar to people from HK and Taiwan being bias against mainlanders. Very sad that you can even discriminate against your own ethnicity so why should we be shocked that they discriminate against other ethnicities. I have met some Chinese who think they are superior to Vietnamese. Most think I am mostly Chinese at first glance and seem like they are disappointed when I say I am Vietnamese with some Chinese ancestry. I actually just argued with this one racist Chinese girl on Quora. She looked down on Vietnamese and called me ugly and that I do not look Chinese( I actually posted my photo on there to respond to a question) because I would actually look pretty if I was Chinese. I was so insulted because you do not need to be or look Chinese to be pretty. Not all Chinese girls are pretty too. I hope I never run into another racist person like that.
  • @wm2017 You are referring to Susanna Au Yeung. She played the older Wong Yung while Barbara played the young Wong Yung. So sad that they both left everyone already.
  • @hetieshou Pat Ha was a movie actress back in the 1980s. She was never in TV series back then (at least not in HK -- aside from RTHK series, which technically don't count) -- last year is the first time she filmed TV series in HK (she filmed Daddy Cool for TVB and the Margaret and David sequel EX for ViuTV, in which she reunited with one of her former acting partners Anthony Wong). Pat's claim to fame was in the movie Nomad (烈火青春) in 1982 (she starred opposite Leslie Cheung, Cecilia Ip, and Kent Tong) -- she was only 17 years old at the time and that movie was her debut in the entertainment industry, yet it shot her to instant popularity, earning her a Best New Artist nomination at that year's HKFA. She later filmed a boatload of movies, including a few category III movies (there's one she filmed in the mid-80s opposite Alex Man that basically made her a household name at the time). She was invited to film movies and TV series in Taiwan in the mid-80s too and that's where she met her husband Huang Guanbo, who was a wealthy businessman at the time. It's not surprising that many current audiences don't remember her, since she retired from the industry back in 1989 after getting married and then emigrated to the U.S. shortly after. I'm not sure how old her daughters are but based on the math -- assuming she had her first daughter around the time she got married, then that daughter would be nearly 30 years old...her other daughters had to have been born not too many years apart, so probably in their 20s now. At 52 years old, Pat really isn't that old, so if she's dating men younger than her by 15 years (maybe even 20), that means the men are in their 30s -- in some cases perhaps not much older than her daughters...not sure how her daughters would feel about this, though if they were raised in the U.S., most likely they will be more accepting of it...
  • @hetieshou I can speak Mandarin because I attended Chinese & Vietnamese schools in Vietnam. I also speak Cantonese & Hainan. My father migrated to Vietnam from Hainan Island, China when he was nine years old. My mother was Chinese, but she was born in Vietnam. Many people there think that they are "pure" Vietnamese and they often prejudice against people like me. :(
  • @hetieshou you can give it a try. I was surprised my local library had it. I live in Canada and the city where I am from, we have a small Chinese population compared to Vancouver or Toronto (but large enough to have a Chinatown). I couldn't get past the first chapter as I found some of the translation ridiculous. Maybe in the future I'd give it another try.
  • @msxie0714 Oh dear..... I do not want to see that....
  • @dramas4me Whatever floats their boat I guess....
  • @jjwong Good suggestions! However, if they want to keep the English translations close to the Chinese then I wonder how they got Trinket Wei from Wei Xiao Bao?
  • @janet72 Really? I do not know much myself but heard that she dated many rich men who were already married. I heard she even caused the wife of one of those rich men to get cancer and died as a result. Basically,she did a lot of bad things but is yet living a happy and luxurious life now so I wonder where the karma is? Maybe it will strike her later in life? A bit off topic, but I heard that the son of Dik Ying(that evil actress that kicked Yammie) is now suffering so many are saying that karma is biting back at her. Maybe the same thing will happen to Michele?
  • @jimmyszeto I agree and many fields have skills that can overlap which would be good for people who want to change careers. The basic skills learned in school is what helps define us as a person which is why when you are educated, it shows versus someone who is not. It is not just the subject matter but the whole experience and the other skills that we acquire not just the subject matter. A degree is not just a piece of paper to get your foot in the door. It is sort of like how some say that a marriage certificate is just a piece of paper but it is much more than that. It is the meaning and significance behind it as well. Sadly many do not get that...
  • @jimmyszeto Very well said and even though what I studied is relevant to my field but I had to take a lot of GE classes which helped me expand my knowledge in other areas. I find it sad that some just do not value education like they used to. When someone is educated you can easily see it versus someone who is not. Yup, we put so much blood, sweat, heart, effort, endless nights of studying, pulling all nighters,etc... just to get our degree. I find it sad that some will disregard it as just a piece of paper. Physically that is what it is, but the hard work and effort that we put into it and what it represents is what’s important.
  • @jjwong Yup Vietnam was a part of China a very very long time ago. A number of the early rulers were Chinese descendants too. Vietnam is influenced by France too. Even some of the food and vocabulary words were from French too. My great aunt married a French man too. No wonder I feel like I have a connection to France. I took French for years too and aced it. I wonder if it is due to the French influence? Hm.... Well according to the very very very ancient times, we all originated from Africa at one point.
  • @dramas4me No Vietnam was a part of China back in the days. I speak both languages too. I speak Mandarin though. Which dialect do you speak? They have some similarities but lots of differences too. Yes, I usually translate the names but some names like Truong/Cheung/Zhang is strictly a Chinese surname which is my grandmother’s last name. That Chinese Vietnamese guy is named Micheal Luong. You can view his DNA results video on YouTube. He is very funny when he found out he was mostly Chinese. But even one look at him and you can tell he is more Chinese as he does not really look Vietnamese.
  • @littlefish I am Vietnamese with Chinese ancestry too. I can speak both too so most think I am Chinese too. Yes most of us are not pure,but Chinese have a higher chance of being pure than Vietnamese since Vietnamese is very mixed. If the DNA tests are correct, then I have lots of other blood besides Chinese and Vietnamese.
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