FROM THE BACK OF A WATER BUFFALO
Way back to the 1980s, in a flooded village on the outskirt of Hanoi, Joe’s mum was riding on the back of her buffalo when being evacuated to a nearby hill. She was pregnant with him for about 8 months, so they didn’t enjoy the ride that much.
Along the way, Joe was born right on the back of the buffalo. With very low life expectancy for being born too early and at the wrong place, but it was the beginning of his grandma’s best care and best food available.