Harry Hodge

Writer | Teacher | Multitasker

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With more than a decade in the media and 5+ years in ESL education, Harry Hodge's career has taken some twists and turns in locations around the world. From teaching English to S. Korean elementary students to pulling rickshaws in Canada to playing a Spanish colonel on Vietnamese TV, the term "I'll try anything once" has never been more appropriate.
A journalism graduate from Concordia University in Montreal, Harry has worked for publications across Canada and Asia. These include Canada's Metro Edmonton, 24 Hours Toronto, the Timmins Daily Press, the Sherbrooke Record and more. In Asia he has appeared in 21st Century (Beijing) as well as the Korea Herald and the Saigon Times. He currently writes sports for the Word Vietnam monthly and Saigoneer.com

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Saigoneer
Vietnam Is Getting a Pro Basketball League | Saigoneer

Details Published on Friday, 04 March 2016 10:51 Written by Harry Hodge. For Vietnamese hoopsters, "a league of their own" will soon be more than just a movie starring Tom Hanks and Madonna. Sports giant XLE, which owns and operates the Saigon Heat, is putting the final touches on its plan to launch a domestic pro basketball league called the Vietnam Basketball Association (VBA).

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Capital EX-citement building | Metro Edmonton

Dinosaurs, Shanghai acrobats and rock stars will all be descending upon the city next month as part of this year's Capital EX festivities. The yearly carnival, which runs this year from July 17-26, features a number of diverse acts to lure people through the gates, along with the usual games and rollercoasters that bring thousands to the Northlands grounds every summer.

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Sports Digest

From the sidelines, Harry Hodge sizes up Vietnam's month in sports In Brief Over and Out For An Giang Vietnam News reported in September that Hung Vuong An Giang have been dissolved after their relegation from V-League to V-League 2 this season. A lack of funds was the primary reason.

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The Insider's Guide to Thu Duc

With multiple metro stations on the way and a developing road infrastructure, Thu Duc is closer than ever to Ho Chi Minh City. Harry Hodge and Amanda Saxton investigate a district on the rise. Photos by Kyle Phanroy When we elected to take on a feature on Thu Duc, I don't think we were quite prepared for the vastness of the district.

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Breaking Point

Harry Hodge gets himself in a traffic altercation. A few days later his nemesis buys him coffee We all have our breaking points, especially when we are living in a different country with different ways of doing things. For some, it's dealing with the authorities. For others, it's contrasting styles of customer service.

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Muscled Up

Fitness is more than a lifestyle choice for a Vietnamese woman and her mother. Words by Harry Hodge For Nguyen Ngoc Thanh Hang, becoming a fitness competitor was simply following her mother's footsteps in the family business.