Introducing Brandy (Upcoming Book: True to Myself by Amanda Griffith)

Hey, My problem is I think I'm an alcoholic. How do I know? I'm really not sure, but I know I've gotten so drunk I've blacked out and said and done things I'm ashamed of. I'm trying to get over my addiction, but I'm scared. My friend Tina just asked me to go to a party. I mean, I can't stay at...

Amanda Griffith

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Education in Vietnam: Pen Pals from Different Grades

In Viet Nam at the time I was there, we had school either in the morning or afternoon, not all day like here. I had the afternoon during my seventh grade year, because of this arrangement, the students came up with a trend to meet the other student who sat at the same spot by writing notes and hide it in the drawer of  the desk.  My school was all girls so I had an eleventh grader as my pen pal and  her …

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USU aids deaf children in South Vietnam

USU aids deaf children in South Vietnam This is great article that makes me sad to read. I’m so glad Americans are supporting medical needs to oppressed Southerners, but why is the government so ineffective, the one that said they stood up for the little guy, in taking care of special needs? No educated teachers for hearing impaired? In 2011 while so many rich feast on exotic snakes! Thanks for telling of you service in a month-long mission. This is …

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Muc: My Dog, My Friend

I had a  dog in my childhood years.  His name was Muc ‘meaning ink’ because his hair color was all black. He followed me everywhere, from the beginning of the village to the end  He even climbed the mountain with me and waited for me at the foot of the tree when I was up on the tree. My family lived in a small village, almost like a farm area here.  We had mountain, river, brook and not too far there was …

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High Heeled Sandals

My childhood years, I lived in a far away province, far from the city. My life was very low maintenance. I did not need much. My clothes were simple. I had cotton pants and shirts for daily activity, and a Vietnamese costume (ao dai) for church or special occasions. My oldest sister had been in French school for a few years; therefore, she knew how to sew dresses. That was why I had many different ruffled dresses to wear to …

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