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Cool Off with Bing Su

Finely shaved ice mixed with buttery ice cream and unique toppings results is a popular Korean dessert  called bingsu. This  snack is served in...

Seafood Supreme

Photos and text: Maureen Littlejohn The call came at 3:30 a.m. I pulled on my jeans and sweater, wrapped a scarf around my throat and...

Criticism Does Not Work

Are you the one who always points out what is wrong with other people’s behaviour? Feeling frustrated with other people’s poor choices or mistakes? A bit...

Cool Health Benefits of Pennywort

Dizzied by the broiling sun, we find relief  inside and out by drinking ground pennywort smoothies. Besides its cooling functions the plant also boasts...

Timeless Dong Ho Paintings

By Bao Ngoc There is a folk painting school based in Dong Ho Village, Bac Ninh, that has been been thought of for generations among...

MOVIE CORNER

HELLO VIETNAM, DẠ CỔ HOÀI LANG (2017) Directed by Quang Dung Nguyen Inspired by the original theatrical version, the film recounts a story of descendants of Vietnam...

Examining the Bond Between Father and Son

In the 2016 film Father and Son, director Luong Dinh Dung shares a typical story of fatherhood in Vietnamese culture. The father appears to...

Art as Embedded Identity

When I was growing up in the 1960s and ‘70s, my classrooms had a view of craggy rocks and spindly, wind ravaged pine trees....
Chef J Lee

Chef To The Stars

By Minh San Located in Saigon at 49-51 Nguyen Du Street, district 1, Acacia restaurant is where many expat Vietnamese families go when visiting their...

Manny Trinh’s Memories of Vietnam

Photos and text by: Christy Au-Yeung After growing up in Vietnam and moving to Canada at a young age, Toronto-based painter Manny Trinh is still...