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A Vietnamese-American Man Captures the US Immigrant Experience in Poetry
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Vietnamese-American poet Ocean Vuong remembers the start of his immigrant experience, when on his first night in America he squeezed into a tiny, unfurnished Connecticut apartment with six relatives and a bucket of “old man chicken.” Listen to this … No tags for this post.

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5 Ways To Hold On To Your Cultural Roots After Immigrating To The US
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I am first generation Vietnamese-American, but who am I? My parents were born in Vietnam in a little rural village of Hue. I was born in California, in the little town of Pittsburg. That's where our similarities end. My parents and their family members … No tags for this post.

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Overseas Vietnamese director wins double prizes at TV drama making contest
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Antony Nguyen, a Vietnamese American director, and his S45 team pocketed double prizes of VND3.06 billion (over US$137,000) for their sci-fi movie Rin at EVO8 – Hack The TV, a TV drama making contest to search for talent in the film industry. No tags for this post.

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Violet's Our Lady of Lourdes Church celebrates centennial
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"In my experiences as a Vietnamese American priest, I, too, know the challenges of history and I am privileged to be a part in making of the history of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church," he said. Earl Hodges writes about people and events at houses … No tags for this post.

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Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month: Students aim to preserve their cultures
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Growing up as a first-generation Vietnamese American in Atlanta, Xu said his experience was interesting, though because he could not relate to his classmates it was hard at first to make friends. Like many Asian Americans, Xu grew up as the butt of jokes. No tags for this post.

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Garlic and Chives restaurant is about balance and variety
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Kristin Nguyen has always been passionate about cooking — just ask her family. "Every family party, I cooked, and I never did the same dishes twice," Nguyen said. "I'd call people up, say, 'Come over for dinner,' and they'd drop everything and come.". No tags for this post.

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Film festival is the only place to see many Vietnamese movies in OC
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The festival organized by the Vietnamese American Arts & Letters Association covers a lot of ground with documentaries, action movies, a coming of age story and comedies. The central thread is that all the filmmakers have Vietnamese roots, said Ysa Le … No tags for this post.

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Vietnamese truck driver gets 15 years for crash that killed 5
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Vo Van Rang, 49, was also ordered to pay around VND2 billion (US$89,700) as compensation to families of the victims, including three Vietnamese-American people. Early morning on May 31, 2015, Rang drove the truck down an overpass in Thu Duc District … No tags for this post.

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Read this brilliant new poet's take on the US immigrant experience
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Vietnamese-American poet Ocean Vuong remembers the start of his immigrant experience, when on his first night in America he squeezed into a tiny, unfurnished Connecticut apartment with six relatives and a bucket of "old man chicken." "We had KFC, which … No tags for this post.

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From Saigon to Queens: A Vietnamese-American poet's journey
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Vietnamese-American poet Ocean Vuong remembers the start of his immigrant experience, when on his first night in America he squeezed into a tiny, unfurnished Connecticut apartment with six relatives and a bucket of "old man chicken." "We had KFC, which … No tags for this post.

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Asian Americans in the OC: A Force to be Reckoned With
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Orange County is also home to the highest ranking Vietnamese American: State Senator Janet Nguyen, in addition to two state assembly members: Young Kim and Ling Ling Chang. In fact, Orange County has been recognized as a key electorate to … No tags for this post.

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Years Later, a Suicide Appears Tied to a Campaign of Terror
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The reality is that Cuong's death might well have been connected to a string of terrorist incidents that tore through the Vietnamese-American community during the 1980s, a grisly crime wave that stretched from one coast to the other, killing at least … No tags for this post.

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Read this brilliant new poet's take on the US immigrant experience
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Vietnamese-American poet Ocean Vuong remembers the start of his immigrant experience, when on his first night in America he squeezed into a tiny, unfurnished Connecticut apartment with six relatives and a bucket of "old man chicken." "We had KFC, which … No tags for this post.

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How a Poet Named Ocean Means to Fix the English Language
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For Vuong, who learned to read at eleven, colloquial English was “a destination.” Credit Photograph by Peter Bienkowski. Ocean Vuong is not an experimental poet, but he is a poet of the American experiment. In “Notebook Fragments,” a long poem of … No tags for this post.

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Breaking down a wall of silence on mental health among Vietnamese Americans
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“Mental health isn't talked about in the Vietnamese community,” says Vi Pham, a CSUF research assistant working on a pilot study focusing on mental health among Vietnamese-American seniors. JEFF GRITCHEN, STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER. By CHRIS … No tags for this post.

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