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The passenger who was violently removed from a U.S. plane is 69-year-old grandfather Dr David Dao, an American of Vietnamese origin, according to media reports. Footage of the victim being dragged out of the overbooked United Airways flight at Chicago's...
A very interesting online post by Atlas Obscura, examines why 40% of all Vietnamese share the same last name, Nguyen. Excerpt: Ruan itself might come from an ancient Chinese state of the same name, or maybe from the ancient lute-like instrument...
“Who can afford a house in California?”, Phu Vo, 75 and manages several rooms for rent at US$350 each in a Westminster house owned by Vietnamese immigrants in Oklahoma, told LA Times, “And who can make a long-term commitment?...
Just this once, let's rule out 'pho' and sample the rising stars of Vietnamese cuisine. Bun cha, "cursing rice noodles", snails, duck embryos and banh mi - ever heard of them? They've been catching the attention of foreign visitors of...
Since leaving Saigon back in 2013 to work overseas, each return trip brings back surprises.  Saigon is developing fast, you see new buildings where older buildings once stood.  The demolition of the Tax Trade Center, a favorite place where...
Follow up to our previous story about Vietnamese Bride Still Loves Her Japanese Husband – 60 Years After He Left, , recently the Japanese Emperor and Empress, on a visit to Vietnam, met with the children abandoned by Japanese...
An interesting story by War History Online. It looks at the story of Nguyen Thi Xuan who is still in love with her Japanese husband, Shimizu, after he left Vietnam 60 years ago.  Xuan had met Shimizu, a soldier...
According to a report by Tuoi Tre News, 3,000 girls wore the Vietnamese traditional dress, Ao Dai, during the Ho Chi Minh City Ao Dai Festival on March 5th.  The festival took place at the Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street. ...
The Orange County Register published an article in 2016 looking at the changes Little Saigon has gone through in 60 years. The Overseas Vietnamese influence in Orange County is significant evident by the photos below. View more photos at the...