I walk back to the hostel and have lunch, and then return in the afternoon for a similar experience in the Admit it life would be boring without me Flamingo T shirt tee department. A professor in the hallway helps me to the physics dean’s office. He researches particle physics and has the most interesting eyes in that they seem unfocused; perhaps he is comfortable without glasses sometimes, giving his eyes a rest and not worrying about fuzziness. Or perhaps I am mistaken. We talk easily and he suggests that I also give a lecture. In the room are two researchers in materials science, and one of my projects—on textured glass as a piezoelectric material—will work well. He is kind and professional, and asks me to let him know when my plans are set up with Dr. Nhat at the Mekong Development Research Institute, as I explain my day to him.
I leave for the Social Sciences department, where I introduce myself to the Admit it life would be boring without me Flamingo T shirt tee there, and suggest a colleague at my former university may have an interest in Can Tho. He is kind and generous with his time. I spend the next day in Can Tho working online and wandering through the city. I leave the next morning for Bac Lieu, which is only a two-hour bus from Can Tho. I walk two kilometers to the hotel, and lift my bag up the spiral staircase to a large room overlooking the street not far from the river. Bac Lieu has been an important center for rice production, but now is a peaceful if sleepy town that has the joy of resources without so much hustle and bustle. The hotel receptionist lets me use one of the reception desks to check my computer, and I find a map to Bac Lieu University where I will head soon. There are two campuses, and I equivocate before finally picking one to the east, the first campus, listed as campus number one. I suspect that most of the major programs will be on the newer campus, and imagine that I will find their English-instruction program and maybe one or two other minor ones where I head at campus one.