Thanh Thanh lives on the banks of the Saigon River, 60 kilometers from the South China Sea. Ho Chi Minh City began as a small fishing village known as Prey Nokor, which means forest kingdom. She likes Vietnam because it has many beautiful places, and the people are very friendly. Her favorite local spot is the Thu Thiem Bridge at night. Thanh Thanh is learning English and draws pictures, reads comic books and plays computer games in her spare time. She wants to be a doctor, an artist or a badminton player.