I have been married for 5 months. I met my wife 6 years ago at a company party. I liked her very much from the first moment I saw her. She didn't like me as much. She said I was not that handsome, but then when she got to know me, she thought I was a really kind person.
I asked her to help me find a present for a friend, and when we had picked the present I gave it to her. After that I asked her out with me on the International Womens Day, because I thought she wouldn't say no after getting a nice present. In Vietnam on International Womens Day men usually take a woman out.
We were a couple for five and a half years before getting married. One month after we got married, my wife got a lung disease. She needs 8 months of treatment to get better. She lives with my parents on their farm and just tries to get better. I see her usually once a month.
I work now as a tour guide in Hanoi and Ha Long Bay, and together with my 3 other brothers we help our parents financially. My fourth brother is a drug addict, so he and his wife is more of a burden to my parents. I think we owe my parents all our help, because they brought us up and paid for our whole life. I studied marketing in university, and my parents and my two brothers paid for everything. I like my current job as a tour guide, because I want to improve my English. That is why I started the job.
In the future I want to work for an international company with marketing, where I can speak English. Vietnamese companies do not pay so well. I want to have a good job so that we can have children when my wife gets better, maybe in a year or two, and live in Hanoi. I want to be able to support my whole family.
What's the biggest dream you have in life?
I want to work in an international company and English environment. And I want to build a good house for me and my wife, and hopefully our children.