s08E01 Ben Nguyen
Niall Mackay

Welcome to season eight of Vietnam podcast sharing the stories of people connected to Vietnam My name is Niall Mackay I've been living in Vietnam since 2016 and hosting this podcast since 2019 I wanted to know more about the people that lived in Vietnam both local and foreigners and share their stories My guest today was born and raised in Hanoi or left Vietnam at the age of 18 to study business and interior design in Japan and worked for companies such as Ikea is a creative director artists and dog that of crumpet and Potter we will share today what it was like leaving Vietnam at a young age and living in Japan What is like being a creative today What actually is an NFL And how he got his dog's Instagram to 140,000 followers My guest today is Ben knowing

Ben Nguyen

everyone Hi

Niall Mackay

thank you so much for joining us So first of all come on everyone loves dogs I love dogs Tell us all about trumpet and

Ben Nguyen

Well thank you for having me I'm really happy to be alive I've I've never been on a podcast before Yeah podcast version well prompt is a Kogi she's five years old is the chow watch outs PI Ray in Vietnam she's just turned three We forgot her birthdays let really bad parents but yeah super fluffy super to super well behaved they they moved to from Japan to Vietnam with us two years ago and living the best life

Niall Mackay

Now you brought them from Japan or your or the spoiled

Ben Nguyen

I think to some extent yes Like who doesn't spoil their dogs

Niall Mackay

That is a good point because we just come back from you know Fuqua and we we made the effort to take biscuit all the way to food co-op So we took a car overnight and we went by ferry instead of just getting a 45 minute flight you know it was like an 11 hour Johnny which is fine And then she gets to spend all the time on the beach and you cause you mentioned that comment they're like living the best life and it's just looking out and you're like you have a better life than most human beings

Ben Nguyen

Yeah absolutely They actually like it or we just assume that they have the best life but they actually the beach

Niall Mackay

no she loves it And then now that we're back she looks miserable She just sits on the couch like staring at as like I want to go to the beach Why are we sitting in this apartment now But so tell me then So I think we have an Instagram for biscuit Yeah we do go check it out If you're listening you want to follow biscuit It's biscuit and the back pig I think there's about 20 followers on there How did you get their Instagram account to 140,000 followers That means the dog influences

Ben Nguyen

Well I mean we can say that but like honestly I I do not know like I started just creating an account and you know who does in one having to account for that All right And at that time I only had a prompt and we're just like sharing you know daily life pictures videos and just one night one page called nine gag If you if you know about it's just like one of the bigots you know social media At that time re posted a video of doing army crawl So she was like you know like because Colby is already social but she was doing the army crawl and we can really tell if she's like standing while she's like crawling So they reposted that and then it happened overnight I was already sleeping the more the next morning it was like blowing up and in my You know keeping getting notifications I I even

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