Hello, my name is Dat Nguyen. I am the current founder/CEO, director, writer of culture-4-travel.com. I am 27 (2012) years old. You may say this topic is little too much for a person this young, or you might think this guy is way into himself by the pictures that you are seeing, and you are correct. But what I lack in age, I will make it up with experience and knowledge.
I had graduated from college in 2007 with a degree in Psychology and minor in Business. The inspiration came during the time when I was in college. I noticed people tend to fascinate with one and another. And even more so if the person came from a different culture. However, bonds were very hard to accomplish. There were a lot of miscommunication, and that was how the idea was born.
I am 75% Vietnamese and 25% Chinese. I have a very traditional family. Through my family, I have and will continue to learn much about culture and custom. Also, I have meet, know, and work with friends whose come from around the world; anywhere from China through Philippine, Korea to Taiwan, and Columbia to Laos. So, I do have a lot of insights in the subject.
I am very proud of all the articles that I have written. Each of these articles takes any where from 8-13 hours to complete. And, each article itself wrote on what I have know, what I have experiences, and consult with over six or sometime more than seven different books to create. I try to cover every little detail as I can.
The only problem that I have and you may have caught it already. It is my grammar. I try to proof read it myself and ask other people to do it as well. But, if you are reading my article and you cannot make sense of what I'm trying to said. Please, do not hesitate to let me know. Thank you in advance.
My goal is quite simple:
As a student of psychology, my belief is that everyone is good by nature, but sometime it is hard to show it when the culture does not permit to do so. It is hard for other people to see the REAL you, when you don't know how to present yourself.
My goal is accomplish when you are traveling to Asian countries, people will give you a hug, where their culture forbid it, just to show you that you are welcome. Or, long after you walk out of a business meeting, people still talk about how you are the best they have seen.
I do not consider myself to be an expert. But with your permission, I would like to learn it with you as we go along. I will try to cover more countries as we go along such as Malaysia, Vietnam, Japan, and more...
From where I am and wherever you are, have a good night and good luck, everybody. (My sister said that I repeat this sentence too many times. But if a song has it own chorus, I thought I should have one for my Website)