When you were a child, did you enjoy learning history?
- Well, I don’t know how to put it. I got bored to death with history classes but I truly enjoyed listening to my dad’s stories about historical events in Vietnam and around the world.
Have you ever been to a museum to learn about history?
- I’ve never seen a museum until I moved to Hanoi for higher education. The first one I visited is dedicated to the life of Vietnam’s greatest national leader. Then, I also checked out the Museum of Vietnamese history and I really love them.
Have you ever watched movies related to history?
- Sure, I’m a huge fan of historical movies and documentaries. I find them much more fascinating than textbooks. I’ve watched a lot about the Second World War and the Vietnam War.
When was the last time you read a book (publication) about history?
- Well, I can’t remember exactly. As a visual learner, I’m not so into textbooks. Let me see, the last one I read was about the Fall of Saigon Vietnam and the evacuation of American troops in 1975. I came across it in a bookstore a couple of years ago.
Do you think history is important?
- History repeats itself. Human nature hasn’t changed a bit, I believe. We’ve made the same mistakes over and over. Learning from what happened in the past, especially wars and conflicts, might help preventing similar catastrophic events taking place in our modern days.
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