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West Virginia, USA vs Guizhou, China: Traveling in Your Own Country vs Others

When you live in another country for an extended period of time, you may often treat it as a wonderland, a travel playground. Every nook, every cranny, every interaction shines a new light on your host country and informs a new reflection of yourself. 2,104 more words

The China Chronicles

Book Discussion Forum: Afterland by Mai Der Vang

This was my first foray, since high school, into looking analytically at poetry as a writer. And wow, did I pick a challenging work in… 668 more words

TGS Writers' Book Club

The Laotian Civil War

The Laotian Civil War (1959-1975) was a Vietnam proxy conflict that left 40,000 dead.  Officially uninvolved, the CIA recruited an army of hill tribesmen to fight the North Vietnamese and Lao communists while making Laos the… 543 more words


Hmong Culture: Being taken to the spirits

Shamanism is the belief in the existence of spirits, both human and inhuman and those possibly never alive. It possesses a spirit world or underworld, while some believe spirits coexist within this world. 523 more words



Hello, My Beautiful Readers!

Today I posted a new vlog! It’s a little shorter than the other ones, but I kinda liked how it turned out (like…more than I thought I would). 545 more words


Thoughts on "Txhob Cia Lig" (Don't Let It Be Too Late)

“Txhob Cia Lig” (Don’t Let It Be Too Late) is actually a Hmong song sung by a Hmong Singer, Dib Xwb. When this song first came out, I wasn’t really into it. 1,704 more words

I am a Hmong-American

My name is E. I am a Hmong-American. It is a part of who I am and there are times when I take pride in it and can not, but I have discovered that my culture and who I really am is not truly explored to the greatest extent. 343 more words