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1985 Meets 1961

The year I was born

Was also the year the Vietnamese star fell

An allegorical orphan in a world bewildered and torn

My hearing may not ring every temple bell… 343 more words

Global Geopolitic Newsletter


  • The Secretary of State of United States -Mike Pompeo- denounced that China’s expansive maritime claims across most of the South China Sea were “completely unlawful,” setting up potential military confrontations with Beijing and sanctions against companies as the United States seeks to push back Chinese activity in the region.
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Vietnam and the Battle Against Covid-19

This is the first in a short series of posts regarding the response to the Covid-19 pandemic from South-East Asia countries. Here we look at Vietnam, seen by many as one of the success stories of a global crisis. 1,167 more words


Winter Soldier

*Spoiler Alert – this post contains ludicrous generalizations

Americans. They love their guns and war. Obviously I’m painting with crude, broad strokes, but as a non-American, that is your stereotype. 814 more words

Movie Reviews

Review no 92: On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong (Vietnam)


This 2019 novel attracted plenty of attention. Written by poet Ocean Vuong, who left Vietnam in infancy as a refugee, it is an epistolary novel – sort of. 343 more words


Vietnam Day 1-3 [Nha Trang-Dalat-Mui Ne]

VIETNAM. Negara ini adalah salah satu negara di Asia Tenggara yang pengen banget gw kunjungi. Kenapa? Karena menurut gw sekali berkunjung kesini ada berbagai macam tempat yang bisa dikunjungi. 1,263 more words


Lunch at Saigonese Eatery, Phu Quoc

Our last external meal of the trip (the rest of it was spent ordering room service because I wasn’t feeling well)

Pomelo and lily bulb salad over purple rice – surprisingly Z wasn’t grossed out by the lily bulb, which has lots of little holes since they cut the stem across. 215 more words