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Class of 2009 attending Frida (Ahlsen) Hallin's (Class of 2009) wedding

The UNIS Hanoi Class of 2009, Jessica Penrose, Duc Le, Gustav Laursen, Kenneth Benitez and Yena Kwak, had a mini reunion this Summer in Sweden in the occasion of Frida (Ahlsen) Hallin’s (Class of 2009) wedding. The friends, who have known each other for 15 years, and some of whom hadn’t seen each other for 10 years, spent many nights talking about memories and sharing stories of UNIS, from the old campus to the current.

Frida was at UNIS Hanoi from Grade 6 to Graduation so it was a Vietnam-inspired wedding. Nem and nước chấm was served as starter and everybody had cà phê sữa đá with the wedding cake. The bride and groom Johan Hallin and the guests also danced Múa sạp with bamboo sticks brought from Hanoi. When the party was almost over, bánh mì was served to partygoers who had been dancing all night long.

Frida and Johan had their honeymoon wild camping in Sweden, almost living off of nature, but they also hope to return to Vietnam in the future for a second honeymoon. Frida is working and living in Halmstad, Sweden.

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Our Alumni

Every week we feature a short profile of one of our global alumni in Tin Tuc. UNIS Hanoi is connected to 55% of all alumni students, families and faculty with our very own world wide web connecting UNIS Hanoi in the four corners of the globe!
 
Kimberley (Kim) Knaggs (Class of 2017) has just finished her first year studying Law at the University of Birmingham, and is a member of the university’s slam poetry team. Together they placed first out of more than 20 teams at UniSlam (the UK’s university slam) and as a prize, received the opportunity to perform at the Royal Albert Hall in the prestigious UK slam, Hammer and Tongue. The team also competed at CUPSI, an American collegiate slam held in Philadelphia, and were very excited to have experienced the American slam scene as it is very unique and vastly different from the UK’s. As Kim begins her second year of university, she will continue to write and perform poetry in preparation for Hammer and Tongue in January 2019.