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Thai Le’s Blog: Child of South Vietnam

Teaching My Children to Appreciate

Summer break had just started and my children are home from schools.  Today I watched them gone shopping and come home with some new summer clothes. How wonderful for them to have such privilege.  I hope they appreciate the opportunity to have it. It reminded me of my first year here in the United States. At fourteen, I came here with nothing brought from Viet Nam for we rushed out of the country on the very day South Viet Nam falls into the hands …

Posted in 1975 Vietnam, Asian Culture, Communist Vietnam, Communists, Departing Vietnam, Displace Families | 4 Comments

My Dad’s Memorial Celebration

It’s time to have a memorial for my father again.  It’s been eight years since he has passed away.  I can still see the tender in his eyes when he looked at me when I come to visit.  All of us siblings and grand children gathered at his grave  after church on Sunday. We say prayers, talk to dad regarding what happened to us for this past year, who’s engaged, get married, have babies, graduation etc… just like when he was still with …

Posted in Americanized Vietnamese, Displace Families, Emigrating to America, vietnamese ancestors, vietnamese culture | 2 Comments

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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By Michael Posner, Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor at Department of State

The United States will remain diligent in pursuing progress on human rights in our high-level engagement as we pursue a wide array of security, economic, and strategic interests with Vietnam. In our discussions with the Vietnamese government, we emphasize that progress on human rights, including the release of political prisoners and freedom of religion, is a necessary part of improving United States-Vietnam relations. Secretary of State Clinton raised our human rights concerns with President Sang when they met at the …

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Vietnamese Torture South Vietnamese Protesters

As we all know, currently Viet Nam does not have much freedom of anything, especially freedom of speech or to express how you feel.  There is a big movement going on now among the Vietnamese community inside Viet Nam and also here in the United States. We, all the people who believe in freedom are fighting for those who lives in Viet Nam, who  had expressed their feeling toward the goverment of Viet Nam of betraying their own people by giving …

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Where is the Integrity of Vietnam?

Does Vietnam have any integrity at all? A woman poisoned her husband with heartbreak grass because after he invited two friends over to get drunk, she saw a quick way to stop his drinking and beating on her forever.  Why is a woman and her children beaten regularly and community members come to the house and drink with the abusive husband for pleasure?Poisonous porridge has become popular in Ha Gaing. Why would people in the area be attracted to a …

Posted in South Vietnam Culture, Vietnam Today, Vietnamese ancient medicine, vietnamese film, Vietnamese food | 8 Comments

Tet Offensive

At this time of year, it is impossible not to think of the Tet and the battles that occurred on or around January 30, 1968. Previously the Viet Cong and the North Vietnamese Army had not worked together in the war against South Vietnam. During this horrifying sequence, the North took several of our cities, later to be won back by the U.S. and South combined forces. As we fought to drive the North out of our land, we began to lose …

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Deceit of Party Leaders in Vietnam Today

Vietnam News 12/4/11 reported Party Secretary Trong as saying, “he appreciated the group’s effective support and co-operation in economic development, especially in projects of hunger elimination and poverty reduction.” A Reuters article dated 9/6/11 discusses how the propaganda of Vietnam officials states the opposite. The Communists weave a tissue of lies on Vietnam News to trick the world into believing they are trying to help their indigent masses. Reuters states, “Across Asia, capital inflows have been driving prices higher while in Vietnam, …

Posted in Communism, Communist Vietnam, Vietnam Politics | 1 Comment

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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St. Pius X Dallas, A Light at the End of the Evil, Dark Tunnel

My two sisters and myself attended a mass celebrated at St. Pius X church in Dallas. This was a usual 5 o’clock mass on Sat. but this mass was especially to celebrate the 65 year anniversaryof Monsignor Weinzapel  who has served the Catholic church. The church was packed with people, and I am sure most of those lived in this community just like I have and now come back to honor him.  Among all the highlighted services of his life, one …

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