A day in the life: Vietnam

Bui Duy Binh is 11 years old and in the fifth grade. He lives with his mom, dad and younger brother in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

6:30 A.M.Either my mom or dad gives me a ride to school on our motorcycle. Not many people can afford cars here. Because of traffic, it takes 10 minutes to get to school.

6:40 A.M.Every Monday, school starts with a salute to Ho Chi Minh. Our city is named in his honor. His picture hangs in almost every school and house in Vietnam. After the salute, we sing songs that honor our country.

I turn in my homework. After that, we have art class. A teacher comes to our room to teach us how to draw. My team chooses me to draw at the board.

I get home and water the plants on our rooftop garden. When my mother gets home, we eat lunch together. Afterward, I read and take a nap.

I help my mom prepare dinner. Tonight, we make tofu, chicken wings, fried squid and French fries. It is so good!

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