Minh’s Notes

Human-readable chicken scratch

Minh Nguyễn
April 10th, 2005


SMILE Confirmation Retreat

I helped out with the Eighth Grade Confirmation Retreat at St. Columban, run by the SMILE youth group. I had a great time, and even though it got incredibly boring and irritatingly cheesy at times, and even though the participants had to do an orange relay race by holding the oranges to their chins, then peel an orange using their teeth… we had a great time.

This group of eighth graders is an especially roudy and talkative one. I think our teachers will need some help dealing with them next year.

This is one of the last things I’ll be doing with SMILE before I head off to California. Fortunately, it went well enough for me to call it a good experience – minus the oranges.


  1. Hi Minh,

    I am currently a system/software developer in HP.
    I has been a post bacalaurate in math (major: Abstract Algebra),
    and has been doing many researches in computer science; writing science reports and articles in many places including vietnamese WEB pages.
    (and has been studying/'hobbying' in computer science for more than 20 years)

    I am trying to find a way to contact you in wikipedia.org (but not found yet) Please bring me out of the forestry of confusing links from Wikipedic

    Finally I have to use this way :) to send message to you (hop it 'll not cause any ...side effect to u )

    It is very good idea to start the open vietnamese encyclopedic. I like the way you promote.

    As my opinion, some terms were not translated/edit in vietnamese not really right meaning (I am trying to adjust some that I know only) especially in computer science.

    I could not found all links that I need to have in order to follow a "standard way to edit a term"
    (for example how can I leave my name and a short note so that other editors can contact me or let me know that they changed/ have some thought about what I posted).
    Also, whenever changing a term, I would like to notice to the previous author(s) of the terms. So that we can dicuss and reach to an agreement point.

    I wish your encycl. would be established ASAP

    Also, sometimes, I have specicfic vietnamese articles in computer science that I want to post in your wiki WEB page ... What should I do?

    Vo~ Quang Nha^n