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The language of Love Posted by on Mar 30, 2022

Yêu (to love) is something everyone is capable of and it comes naturally. Tình yêu (love) is forever a subject in literature, social studies, and common conversation. Whether it was bitter or sweet, we all experienced it.  There are periods that a couple would go through. Each period, they would express their feelings with…

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A Popular Vietnamese Traditional Musical Instrument: Đàn Tranh Posted by on Mar 24, 2022

One of the most popular Vietnamese traditional musical instruments is the đàn tranh, also known as đàn thập lục (16-string instrument). Đàn tranh is a Vietnamese zither, similar to the Chinese guzheng, Japanese koto, Korean gayageum, or Mongolian yatga. It is believed that the Đàn tranh was in use in Vietnam at least since…

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“Little Saigon” in Westminster Posted by on Mar 15, 2022

Last blog, I talked about the “Little Vietnam” in Chicago. This blog, I would like to introduce you to the “Little Saigon” in Orange County, California. California is home to the largest overseas Vietnamese community in the world, and Orange County has been considered the “capital” of the Vietnamese overseas in the United States. Just…

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“Little Vietnam” in Chicago Posted by on Mar 8, 2022

After the end of the Vietnam war, there was an influx of Vietnamese immigrants who resettled in the United States (U.S.), especially in the 80s and 90s. As a result, there are many “Little Vietnams” or “Little Saigons” established in big cities throughout the U.S., where one can find Asian groceries and Authentic Vietnamese restaurants…

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The Most Famous Vietnamese Heroines in History: The Trưng Sisters Posted by on Feb 28, 2022

Ask any Vietnamese who grew up in Vietnam to name a heroine in Vietnamese history, particularly in ancient history, and I bet you will get the same answer: It’s Hai bà Trưng (Trưng ladies or Trưng sisters), namely Trưng Trắc (the elder sister) and Trưng Nhị (the younger sister) of the first century. They are…

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Vietnamese Films Posted by on Feb 22, 2022

Have you ever watched a Vietnamese phim (film, movie)? By that I mean a phim that is made in Vietnam and has English subtitles. To be honest, I wasn’t interested much in Vietnamese phim. The acting was known to be too stiff, the content was not interesting, and the overall production quality was not that advanced. Who would want to…

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Winter Olympics – Thế vận hội mùa đông 2022 Posted by on Feb 15, 2022

Chào mừng Thế vận hội mùa đông 2022! Welcome Winter Olympics 2022! As you already knew, Trung Quốc (China) is hosting the Thế vận hội mùa đông (Winter Olympics) this year in Bắc Kinh (Beijing) and nearby districts in tỉnh Hà Bắc (Hebei province) from 4-20 February. Các huy chương (medals) will be awarded in…

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