The struggles of being a journalist in a foreign country.

One of the biggest struggles I’ve encountered since working in Indonesia is the language barrier. I did not realise how hard it would be. Back home in Australia, I love conducting my own interviews - meeting the talent face-to-face and having a conversation with them as they tell me their story. Each time I’ve gone... Continue Reading →


Two weeks in Indonesia

If you asked me six months ago what I'd be doing with my life now, living in Jakarta was not on the agenda. I've been in Indonesia for just two weeks and have fallen in love with the people, culture, place and food. This was not something I was expecting to feel when I applied for the... Continue Reading →

What is it that makes young people have the sudden urge to pick up a cigarette?

Note: I have nothing against people who smoke. These are just my thoughts and opinions. Over the weekend I was at a friends 21st birthday and something that I noticed was the number of smokers. I have nothing against people who smoke, it's their lives and they can do whatever they want - who am... Continue Reading →


Just going to go with the flow

The last few weeks for me has been one of the most rewarding and challenging times in my life so far. On Wednesday night, it was the Walkley mid year awards event, I was one of ten national finalist for the Jacoby-Walkley scholarship and it was my first ever journalism and awards event, so it was... Continue Reading →


A life update

What a day - actually scratch that, what a week it has been. This week was my final week of university for the semester. It was a pretty busy and full on week for me and I started to feel overwhelmed with everything going on, but now that the week is over, I can sit... Continue Reading →


The not-so-glamorous life of Han Nguyen

A lot of people assume I have a very glamorous life because I'm (sorta) in the media industry, and sure they're right but it's only a small part of the crazy world which I love. I've had some shocking moments and my career has only just started. So I thought I'd share a few of... Continue Reading →


Week two and I already feel behind

Last week was my first week back at university and being a student again. It feels like ages since I last studied and had to do a reading for a class. I'm going to be honest, it's second week and I already feel behind. I think it's a combination of the new 'trimester' system UTS has... Continue Reading →


Shocked, disgusted and appalled, only some of the feelings I had.

There was an incident yesterday that keeps returning to my mind. Yesterday was my 20th birthday, and to celebrate a group of my girlfriends and I decided to head to Opera Bar for drinks and nibbles. We caught the train in and walked from Circular Quay station. I must admit, my outfit choice was a... Continue Reading →


When I grow up I want to be a Journalist

Growing up in a traditional Vietnamese family, becoming a journalist was never really an option. When I was younger I wanted to be a policewoman, that was the first ever dream job of mine. As I grew up I decided policing wasn't really my thing and that I wanted to be a teacher. I stuck... Continue Reading →


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