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Song of war #9: Tám Nẻo Đường Thành (Eight City Roads)

A good case can be made for this song to be ranked higher than the ninth spot, maybe even in the top five.  But I’m going to keep it in this spot because it provides a sort of continuity from the… 1,228 more words

South Vietnam

"Fix Bayonets"

by: john harrison

If you want a chill to run up and down your spine, think of the order: 

“Fix bayonets!” 

Let that short phrase roll around in your brain for a while.

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Twenty Vietnamese songs on war and refugees

Bài lời Việt theo sau bài tiếng Anh. Hai bài hao hao nội dung nhưng không giống hẳn. The Vietnamese portion follows the English. I cater each language to different readers and they aren’t entirely the same. 1,010 more words

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Vung Tau to Di Linh: 259 kms

Posted Motocyclo: State of the Road 21-11-2011 ; ridden Wednesday, 16 November 2011

QL 51 Vung Tau to Ba Ria. This road is in excellent condition and pretty dull. 274 more words


Starting point for a literary history of Vietnamese in the U.S.

What did the first waves of Vietnamese refugees in America think about themselves? What was their mindset regarding their place in the world?  Is it possible to write a coherent literary history of their experience? 1,997 more words

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Mango Cruise

The Mango Cruise with our guide Thanh was one of the highlights of our trip to date.  He was a very personable, knowledgeable guide, with a wicked sense of humour, and our day in his company was both entertaining and informative.   375 more words