Assimilation versus Integration and the Vietnamese Youth’s Identity

Author’s note of caution: This speech is presented from an attorney’s perspective with reference to several researches, but itself is not an in-depth study of the subject under discussion.  Therefore, the opinion expressed herein could be skewed by individual experience despite the author’s awareness of possible personal biases and constant attempt to advance an objective view on relevant issues. The future of every nation belongs to its youth.  Young people are the ones who will define tomorrow’s prospects.  But before young people can undertake […]

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My Quiet Husband

After the global war that was started by regional maritime disputes, some governments including ours declared victory loudly with glorious parades. Unfortunately, regular folks like us on both sides suffered huge and unbearable losses. Half of the people in this city were blown up by the big blast while many of the other half still suffered radies. Yeah, radies (and not rabies) was what we commonly referred to the multiple radioactive illnesses caused by the big blast – another term we used to call […]

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Back To The Time We Met

As we travel on the road of life There are friends we like to meet There are places we seek to see And good deeds we may perfect Some dream of better prospects of rewards that vest power of successes that seal anything of feelings that bring happiness As for me I just wish to be taken back to the time we met I can’t guess what I might do when conquered by the sight of you I truly wish that I could be […]

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For Ever and For Always

My Darling, I was mystified Mystified truly I was by the secret invite portrayed on your lips the unspoken gifts concealed in your eyes the triumph of love prevailed from your thought I am still mystified, truly,  my Darling               for ever and for always My Darling, I was amazed Amazed truly I was by the innocence perfecting your mind the genuine kindness revealed in your charm the calmness graced by your presence I am still amazed, truly, my Darling               for ever and […]

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Gift . Prays . Hope . Grace . Challenge . Love

Haiku by Lloyd Duong (Haiku is Japanese form of poetry with simplicity in style and complexity in thought) Gift Life nested in love Death met the great journey Mother’s gift embraced Prays immense ocean prays quell the cold and dense fog sail into unknown Hope desert of water ocean of sun, crushing thirst hope thrusts dreams forward Grace Buddha lived enlightened Jesus died for salvation Heaven’s grace blossomed Challenge The  heart’s sincere verses steered by diverse tenets challenge  friends’ wisdom Love One looked.  One […]

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The Vietnamese

The Vietnamese Across this magnificent universe from the four corners of this wonderful earth emerged a people, simple but resolute, upholding their own uniqueness They have never been the strongest and certainly they are not the grandest but truly they believe good deeds shall prevail over evil They have never been the brightest and certainly they are not the proudest but truly they believe in righteousness and justice They rose up against the mightiest persistently and decisively they resisted and kept out from their […]

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