Working the night shift 🍆

Next month will mark 17 years of my working life as a taxi driver in Vietnam. I prefer calling my city Saigon — it has a unique sound and suits the place much better than Ho Chi Minh City. Or maybe I’m just an old fashioned Vietnamese who is unable to move forward without revisiting the past and finding refuge in its certainty.

Being a taxi driver is tough, especially if you live in a hierarchical society. But then again, all jobs have their demanding aspects. You either have the power to find fu…