A Driver from Bac Lieu, Vietnam

Kim Quang talks about his work and life.


driver customer I have no idea
narrow fine (2) pay/paid/paid
worry spare ribs spend/spent/spent
rice province spend time
rib thing (2) run into (2)
grill modest globalization
apart highway hear/heard
abroad dream (2) to be able to
own That’s all buy/bought/bought
boss my own car be my own boss
one day (2)






My name is Tran Kim Quang. I’m 30 years old and live in Bac Lieu.

What do you do for a living?

I am a driver. Whenever my customers need me, I have to drive. Driving on the highway is simpler than driving here out in the provinces. The roads are too narrow for cars.

Which country would you like to visit?

I’ve never been abroad; I have no idea. Thailand maybe? But I don’t have the money for that.

What makes you happy?

I’m happiest when I’m done with work and I can go home and spend time with my wife and children. My family is the most important thing for me.

What’s your favorite food?

I like cooked rice with grilled spare ribs. I don’t eat a lot of fruit.

What worries you?

I don’t like it when I run into problems with the police while I’m driving and have to pay a fine. Apart from that I don’t worry about much.

What does globalization mean to you?

I’ve never heard of the word globalization before, until now.

What do you expect for your future?

My dream is a modest one. I’d like to be able to buy my own car one day. Then I’ll be my own boss. That’s all I really want right now.

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