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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...
homeschool

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...
Mindfulness in Education

Mindfulness in Education: A Special Retreat

We often say our children are our future. How they think, act, and grow up to be often is influenced by the many adults that they interact with, especially their school teachers, the people...
but-phat

Buddha & Agricultural God

BỤT AND PHẬT (Two different words in Vietnamese but both refer to Buddha) During my childhood, I too often heard or chanted the following verses: As gentle as Bụt Living next to a pagoda, one would call Bụt...
Xôi Nếp Than - Black Sticky Rice

Black Sticky Rice with Mango and Coconut Sauce

If you had once been a student growing up in Saigon, then you would clearly remember the familiar scene of street vendors selling delicious sticky rice on many small streets, main streets, all over...
Nem Nuong

Grilled Vietnamese Meatballs

Grilled meatballs with vermicelli noodles is a delicious dish, best enjoyed with family, and you don't even have to spend a lot of your leisure days to prepare it. Roll it with fresh herbs...
Danh-thắng-Tràng-An

Culture and Civilization

I teach Vietnamese classes on weekends. In the past, I asked you a few questions about Vietnamese history and Tang poetry. Do you still remember? Thank you so much for your answers. Can you...