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Vietnam, a New Perspective by Daphne Oliveros

Today, we saw Vietnam from a whole new perspective. From the Bitexco Financial Tower, which was at once, the tallest building in Vietnam we got a spectacular view of the city of Ho Chi Minh.

The 68-floor-skyscrapper, mostly made of steel and glass is shaped as a lotus petal, representing the blossoming of Vietnamese culture with the nation’s progressive growth.

The well-known local property developer, Vu Quang Hoi wanted the tower to proclaim to the world, “Vietnam is not an isolated war-torn country anymore, it is an integrated part of the global economy.”

As we in Hawaii face the challenges of progress while holding on to our culture, a new and vibrant Vietnam forges ahead and has renewed my visions of their past.

About Me:
I’m the Division Manager at HomeWorld Furniture and have spent more than 27 years in the furniture business. My work has given me the opportunity to travel exotic places such as Thailand, Vietnam, and Coppenhagen. Visiting factories, attending furniture shows, and being exposed to different cultures has been a wonderful learning experience for me. One of the toughest challenges about my job is leaving my family behind in Hawaii. Being a sports enthusiast, I especially miss my son’s baseball games. But it’s important to always stay abreast of what’s happening in the industry so that  we can be the first to bring the best furniture choices and values to Hawaii.


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This entry was posted on March 15, 2012 by in Furniture and tagged , , .
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