Then he twists your heart when he shares theÂ vulnerability of an outsider trying to fit in when there is no money, life keeps dealing blow after blow and you are not sure how it is all going to work out. When Anh was doing his speech for school captain his english was not so good and he had a thick Vietnamese accent. He had the courage continue with his job, even though leaving was the easier option. He knew what we wanted and delivered! Comedian Anh Do captures the story of his life in this funny, uplifting and deeply moving memoir. In the end Anh had won the veterans over and even talked and had a drink with them afterwards. Anh Do was born on 2 June 1977.
Without the support, Anh's family would have been left confused and unsure of how to provide a better future. The book The Happiest Refugee by Anh Do is about a young family in Vietnam who risk their lives to travel illegally to Australia. Furthermore, he discusses how this led him to bigger and better things, namely Dancing With The Stars and Dancing With The Deal, a celebrity version of Deal Or No Deal. He thought to himself that if the audience closes there eyes they would just think that Anh was a regular Aussie kid. The final way he overcame this was by not speaking until everyone was quiet and listening. Anhs wife Suzie is significant in this chapter because she expresses the best in Anh and believes in his ability to win over the crowd even with their negativity and honest thoughts.
When Anh's name was called out everyone started applauding but when they saw his face and his nationality the applause stopped. Please pass on our sincere thanks to Anh once again and let him know that we hope to have the chance to invite him to entertain us again some time in the future. Anh himself was an absolute pleasure to deal with. We were also appreciative that his jokes were appropriate for the audience. He didn't disappoint and is just a total professional and ever so funny. Some take risks, or try to get others out of harms way because they do not wish for them to get hurt. Then all the things that he represents, all the principles, start to crumble and you ultimately lose respect for yourself.
I recognised the voice straight away. I was thoroughly impressed with his ability to adapt his performance to incorporate many of the themes and issues that my program focuses on in the region. When you break through having a fear of your father and decide that you're ready and willing to hurt him. Anh lives with his mum, dad, brother Khoa and sister Tram in a suburb in Sydney. To watch a consummate professional go about his job and be able to laugh heartily at the same was a privilege.
Personally I found him easy to get along with and completely unpretentious. Even on a personal level, he made sure he took photos with everyone, and spoke to all the star struck guests without rushing them or trying to make a quick getaway. I would recommend Anh to any organisation who wished to introduce a blend of humour and life into a function. There is no need to wonder that it earns him a lot of awards such as Indie Book of the Year Award 2011, 2011 Australian Book of the Year, Non-fiction Indie Book of the Year 2011, and Biography of the Year and Newcomer of the Year. You lose respect for him, for authority in general. Someone in the audience disliked Anh so much that he pretended to shoot bullets at him making it look like Anh was a Vietnamese soldier being shot down.
The first example of someone facing and overcoming adversity in The Happiest Refugee is from Anh. We will definitely love to work with him in the future! They ward off pirates, dehydration, starvation and storms finally making it to Malysia then Australia. He went to University of Technology in Sidney and earned a combined Business law degree. His ability to connect with the audience and tell his story was fantastic. It was in front of at least 200 drunk veterans who fought in the Vietnamese war. In 2007, he became the runner up for Dancing with the Stars.
An obvious example of this would be when he dressed up as a high- ranking communist officer at a re-education camp and freed his two brothers. I went out to my car, drove up the road to the pay phone, got out the fading shop-a-docket that had been in my wallet for two years and dialled the number. Anhs father is significant because he has changed and aspired as a person throughout and brought positivity to Anhs life through his standup comedy. He was extremely entertaining, a lovely person to work with and very polite. The fear that Anh was going through, pushed him to try and win these people over.
The three children work hard, do well and give back to their country. Anh played a major role in the overall success of the night. He is very gifted in speaking, but so genuine; I think a lot who heard him speak were heading straight to the bookshop to purchase his book. Anh stayed strong through this time by thinking of positives, continuing with the comedy act and remembering the hardest gigs are the best ones. The bloody legend of a mother, sews night and day to feed, house, and educate three kids in private school.
This was demonstrated by two nuns from St Vincent de Paul when they gave the Do family bags of clothes free of charge when they first arrived to Australia with no money. People who also do not get racist remarks are more shocked by them when they hear them, because they have no experience with such remarks. One of them is Footy Legends. In chapter 10, the author Do expresses the pain that his father felt when Uncle Binh was murdered, as his father was his brother. When Anh's family was looking for a boat, they did not have the correct amount of money to purchase one. He had the whole audience enthralled and engaged, which is hard at 10am! The second example of racism is when Anh was performing a comedy act for former soldiers who fought against Japanese and Vietnamese soldiers. His family faced many financial barriers, however overcame them through the support from each other.