Tuesday, September 14, 2010

UCHANU: Rich and the Poor??

I asked my buddy about what it means to be rich and poor in Vietnam. He says that he can just tell by looking at a person if he or she is rich just by the way they look. Most of the time, rich people dress cleaner and have paler skin, ride a more expensive motorbike and not as skinny. With the development, asking if the gap between rich and poor will decrease, he says that once the development is over that the gap will be smaller. However, with the development now, farmers who use to have land, got taken over, so now they go to the city in order to find work. But since they had no other background beside farming, it's difficult for them to find any work so they are a lot poorer in the cities than on the farms to begin with.

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