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Hôn Nhân Trong Ca Dao Tục Ngữ Việt

MARRIAGE AS DEPICTED IN VIETNAMESE FOLK-SONGS

First of all, I would like to emphasize a point: not all folk-songs and proverbs are lucid. There are ambiguous ones; some explanations are not unanimous. There are proverbs such as: “Banana behind, Areca...
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From Sea To Sea

In the previous issue, we started a journey across Canada and learned about the origins, as well as the meaning, of entities that are considered symbols of Canada. We admired the meanings of the...
Photo by Kim Bao Tran

Modern Vietnamese Language

Dear Mr. Ngan, I am Tran Thu Minh, member of the Vietnamese-American Culture Association, who sent you a volume of poems called Road to Freedom 3 years ago and received your reply. Our association will...
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East vs. West

Disclaimer: These observations are not absolute reflections on the ways of thinking and interactions between the two cultures. They are my own opinions, based on the actions and reactions of the general public. Confrontation Vs....
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Canadian Wine Tasting In The Sunlight

If someone said you could experience paradise for practically nothing, would you? Imagine being surrounded by acres of greenery and breathtaking scenery. Now add a glass of wine to the imagery and picture yourself...
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12 Water Wharves

Dear Mr. Ngan, As a child, I often heard my mother say, “The fate of a woman is like 12 water wharves, lucky if the water is clear, though she must still endure if the...
Don’t Count Your Chickens Before They Hatch

Don’t Count Your Chickens Before They Hatch

Once upon a time there was a pupil and a dog made of stone. Everyday when the pupil passed by the village pavilion, the stone dog wagged its tail to greet him. Puzzled, the...
The Now Generation

The Now Generation

They are all young, smart, and full of passion for life. Above all, though they are born in the diaspora, they continue to absorb, embrace and honour their Asian cultures and values. No matter...
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Homeschooling Myths

Sometimes I think back to the day that my husband, Christopher, and I decided to begin homeschooling our two children, Tristan and Brooklyn.  We were both self-employed at the time for 4 years each...

9 Back to School Tips for Parents

Stock up on school supplies. Check to see what supplies you have from the previous year before going out to buy new ones. Encourage your children to create a well-balanced schedule that includes appropriate time...