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Archive for April, 2021

Animal Vocabulary in Vietnamese Posted by on Apr 26, 2021

We have all learned vocabulary about animals at an early age. Most toddlers become attached to some kind of stuffed animal toy as their “buddy” on their beds, or have an actual pet to play with. Trips to the zoo is often on the list for children’s school field trips and family vacation itineraries. We all…

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All About Laughter Posted by on Apr 19, 2021

Feeling sad? Stressed? Depressed? Angry? Frustrated? Try laughter therapy. Laughter is the best medicine! Laughter produces endorphins, the “happy chemical” that helps us relieve stress, anxiety, pain, and makes us feel more relaxed and happier. Some studies have found laughter also fosters higher quality relationships and is good fitness for our hearts. The Vietnamese have…

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Dandelion Plant – Love and Hate Posted by on Apr 12, 2021

In Vietnamese, the dandelion plant is called cây Bồ công anh. Other common names are cây diếp hoang, bồ cóc, mũi mác, mãn địa kim tiền, and hoàng hoa địa đinh. This plant is considered a type of cỏ dại (weed). You know it’s Spring when hoa Bồ công anh (dandelion flower) blooms everywhere. Most…

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Basic Ingredients in Vietnamese Cuisine Posted by on Apr 5, 2021

Vietnamese food is considered one of the healthiest cuisines in the world in my opinion.  Maybe I’m biased, since I am Vietnamese, but with a lot of fresh ingredients; herbs, and vegetables in every traditional dish, this diet is pretty low in calories but very flavorful and tasty. If you have to pick what basic…

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