Viet Chi Pham

Viet-Chi is currently pursuing a BA in English/ American Studies and Economics at the University of Bayreuth. Her interests are primarily in the fields of culture, human rights & international development focusing on the East and Southeast Asian region. She is the former Asia Editor at Fair Observer.

Home is Where the Rice is

June 18, 2012

Vietnamese food culture reflects life, family and Asian philosophy. It often times seemed to my siblings and me that my family is the only one in my hometown not to own an Asian diner or restaurant. My parents have been living in Germany for more than 30 years now, but...

Myanmar’s Road to Democracy

April 18, 2012

The transition from a military rule to democracy will be a long process but the government with President Thein Sein at the helm shows that Myanmar is moving in the right direction. Background

Islam in Asia

April 11, 2012

Islam originally spread through Asia by way of Central Asia, but has since spread to the southern regions of the continent. Radical Islam has been feared by governments throughout history. While South Asia now harbors the majority of the worldwide Muslim population, the religion underwent the most tumultuous development in...

“Sorrow, Joy and Laughter at the Oktoberfest”

September 29, 2011

Commentary on the preparation which goes into the successful hosting of the Oktoberfest in Germany every year. More than 6 million people visit the Oktoberfest every year to experience one of the most unique festivals that Germany has to offer. To ensure visitors are satisfied with their experience, a workforce...