Non-Verbal Communication Chào, Vietnamese greeting of saying hello When greeting an adult of equal or older age, we would put our hands to our sides or cross them at our stomach and chào Head bowing is common in Vietnam when meeting new people, showing respect/ admiration and showing courtesy to friends and family.
Non-Verbal Communication Shoes aren’t allowed inside the house It was customary to remove your slippers in the entry which was at ground level and one would step up into the home in their socks When confined in shoes all day, your feet do not have the chance to breathe, stretch and feel.
Verbal Communication Vietnamese-Americans tend to show up late to events and social gatherings. Vietnamese- Americans reasons for showing up late are usually to avoid awkward greetings and being noticed by others. Also maybe the event isn’t something that they want to attend and would rather come late than not at all, There for the Food-. Asian parties always have an excess of food. It’s always good and there is always plenty of it. They usually carry the food home in plates and zip locks and take it home.
Verbal Communication Occasionally, Vietnamese-Americans enjoy eating eat local Pho restaurants. Talking as they eat about things that are currently going on in their lives. Boba locations are also popular amongst Vietnamese-Americans, it mostly comes along with playing card games for a long amount of time. Gatherings are held weekly or monthly and usually take place at night.