Vietnamese Abroad PEN Centre’s 11th Congress Report

VĂN  BÚT  VIỆT  NAM  HẢI  NGOẠI VIETNAMESE  ABROAD  PEN  CENTRE 2010 Brooks Lane, Oviedo, FL 32765  USA The 11th Congress Toronto, Canada December 15-17, 2017 Report by the 11th Congress Steering Committee   The Vietnamese Abroad PEN Centre convened the 11th Congress in Toronto, Ontario, Canada from December 15 to 17, 2017.  Dr. Chau Van Le, President of Canada Chapter, was Chair of the Organizing Committee.  Mr. Son Duc Dam, Vice-President of Canada Chapter, was the Election Commissioner and Mr. Tao An, member of […]

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The Liberty-Entrenched Nationalist Flag versus the Legally-Recognized Communist Flag and the Issue of Rebuilding Vietnam

The Liberty-Entrenched Nationalist Flag versus the Legally-Recognized Communist Flag and the Issue of Rebuilding Vietnam – Discourse by Lloyd Duong (Dương Thành Lợi) – ‘Before 1975, the nationalist flag represents more than just the system of government in South Vietnam. It also epitomizes a way of life whereby the values of family cohesiveness are highly regarded and a society with cultural ideals that encompass a special emphasis on spirituality, education and humanism. After 1975, the nationalist flag has accomplished an even more powerful role […]

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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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