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Archive for November, 2021

Vietnamese Marriage Customs (1) – Lễ Dạm Hỏi Posted by on Nov 30, 2021

If you are thinking of getting married to a Vietnamese whose family follows tradition, prepare yourself both mentally and financially for the process! There are steps to follow with a series of events. It could be stressful and tiresome, perhaps even headache inducing, and a hassle. Nonetheless, the events are beautiful, joyous, and memorable when…

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Happy Thanksgiving! Posted by on Nov 24, 2021

CHÚC MỪNG LỄ TẠ ƠN! (Happy Thanksgiving) Time does fly fast when you are busy. Labor Day weekend was like yesterday to me. I turned around, and now lễ Tạ Ơn (Thanksgiving) is coming in just a few days! Following the American tradition of celebrating lễ Tạ Ơn, the Vietnamese community in the United States…

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Words Indicating “Black” in the Vietnamese Language Posted by on Nov 15, 2021

How many Vietnamese words have you learned that indicate the color black? The answer should be: A LOT. Let’s see how many words you might have learned… The primary Vietnamese word for black is màu đen. However, there are many Sino-Vietnamese words to use in lieu of màu đen such as hắc, huyền, ô, mun…

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The Use of Lemongrass in Vietnamese Cuisine Posted by on Nov 8, 2021

If you are familiar with Vietnamese cuisine, you would know that they use all different kinds of herbs in daily cooking. One of the most versatile herbs that I use very often in my kitchen is lemongrass. Today, I would like to share with you the love I have for this very wonderful, useful, yet…

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The Watershed Moment in The Vietnamese 20th Century Posted by on Nov 1, 2021

More than half a century has passed since the deaths of tổng thống (president) Ngô Đình Diệm (Diệm) of the Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam), and John F. Kennedy (JFK), of the USA. Each November, on the anniversary of their deaths, discussions resume about “what if”, “the conspiracies”, “the unknown”, “the untold,” etc. Both these…

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