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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Chief Design Officer, QUOINE Joined over 3 years ago
The content appears to be forward thinking and really useful. Putting in a second request here for a way to download it. This is not a pleasant way to consume long-form content of this nature and put it into action.
Silly, non-premise to argue in the first place.
Kopie looks like a sweet tool. I'm definitely going to check it out.
One thing, I would strongly encourage prototyping with real data and information.
As a designer, if you're mindlessly prototyping with Lorem or some ironic text, then you're not fully considering the overall communication intentions of the design elements you're laying out.
That doesn't mean you have to become a copywriter, but it does you mean you should be able to write a simple statement and two sentences, which captures the spirit of the element that contains the copy.
Same holds true with prototyping applications, which require data.
There should really never be the excuse, "I'm waiting on the content".
Just having some basic content with real intentions in place will reduce these headaches.
Nice and well organized. A no-brainer for $5.
I just bought it.
I get it. I've turned off nearly all of my notifications on my phone.
The very first screen of apps on my phone is completely blank, the second screen has 8 apps/ some folders and there is a single folder/ launcher in the dock.
That works for me, other people may need to respond to some messages with more urgency so that probably wouldn't work for everyone.
I’ve never had an issue and been refused entry anywhere. Nor have I known anyone who has ran into issues at customs. Here in Vietnam, I existed here for years on end on a tourist visa, which was easy to obtain. I’ve been married to a local for the last three years and have a 5-year residency permit now, so different ball-game.
You do need to have an established tax residency somewhere.
There’s no need to lie on your customs forms, but you don’t have to go into too much detail either.
If strangers or customs officials ask what I do, I usually just say “computer work”. The questions usually end there.
On the ground, Vietnam is lax on this stuff, they just want foreigners spending money, Thailand is known to be stricter on occasion.
Back in 2014, the co-working space in Chiang Mai, Pun Space got raided by Thai military/ police.
I think it was just a matter of confusion and money. Things seemed to be normal when I was in Chiang Mai last January.
I wrote an article about Bootstrapping in Saigon ages ago, which blew up for a second:
If anyone gets this way or wants more info - shoot me a message. I’d be happy to share what I know.
I FEEL LIKE THE HEADLINES AND ARTICLES ARE SCREAMING AT ME.
Nice write up.
I’ve been at it - on and off the road for a long time now. Buenos Aires, Santiago, Dubai, all over India and all over Southeast Asia. It’s quite possible to do.
Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam has been my home-base for the last 5 or 6 years. I love it here.
Mentioned in the article as a must stay with a strong community is Hanoi. A great city, but the local scene is not even close to that of Saigon. There are way more co-working spaces, the weather is better in Saigon and the expat entrepreneur scene is much larger.
Finally, not mentioned in the article is dealing with the visa situation.
Vietnam has a more favorable visa situation for longer term stays.
Something worth considering if you don’t want to spend money on lots of visa runs.
I like Sidebar because it’s tightly edited, stuff I don’t normally find elsewhere and thus, good for discovery.
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