10 Questions with Minh Nguyen


Portrait of Minh Nguyen

Written by Hammad Arain

1. How would you describe yourself?

I would describe myself as foolish, dense, compassionate, passionate, sarcastic, and provoked in different times.

2. When you were younger, what did you want to be when you grow up?

An astronomer.

3. What is one quote that forever changed the way you think?

“[H]oping an inch of good is worth a pound of years.” – Ray Bradbury’s If Only Taller We Had Been

4. What is the hardest thing you ever had to do? What was the result of that?

I had to move to the US with my parents. But I made some new friends, learned about the world far more than I could if I stayed in Vietnam, so it was definitely worth it.

5. Who do you admire the most?

No one. Why admire someone when you can strive to achieve more than they ever could?

6. What are some good/bad habits that you have?

I don’t really have any good habits. One major bad habit is [me] being very lazy.

7. What is your favorite video game?

I don’t really have a favorite game.

8. What was the scariest movie you watched?

The Exorcist.

9. What was the first event that disproved your childhood belief that the world is a safe place?

When I reached the age of 10. I’m kidding. I got my foot ran over by a motorcycle.

10. Someone is pretending to be an expert in your field. What is the single question you would ask to call him out?

What is the age of the oldest star that scientists have observed?