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Good-Bye Vietnam PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ed. Oshiro, MPH / Trần Trúc Lâm   
Monday, 27 April 2009 03:31
by Ed Oshiro, MPH (Master of Public Health) Thirty minutes after our Vietnam Airline flight departed from Tan Son Nhut airport in Ho Chi Minh City, we looked down upon the denuded red plains and my wife and I instantaneously felt an incredible sense of relief and freedom. We were finally free from the daily harassment, intimidation and greed of the Vietnamese officials and we could actually feel the weight of the last three months lift off our shoulders. It all began last fall when I was accepted as the overseas manager for the East Meets West Foundation which operated ...
 
The Pain of a Refugee PDF Print E-mail
Written by Thong Ba Le   
Saturday, 27 December 2008 21:47
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A little Vietnamese girl and a pepple (La Petite Vietnamienne et le galet) PDF Print E-mail
Written by Trần Trung Đạo   
Sunday, 21 December 2008 20:58
A LITTLE VIETNAMESE GIRL AND A PEBBLE- This round piece of candy is for Mom,The square one saved for Dad,The little one saved for sister,A bigger one saved for brother,And the largest candy … is for me.On the Palawan seashore,there’s a little girlat the age of five or sixcounting pebbles at the beachand talking alonetalking to the loneliness.- I have arrived from Vietnam.Her sole and frequent answer.Two simple words that many have forgotten.Only these two words,she held dear in her heart,and pointing to the seawhere all questions are answered,Where’s Mom?- She slept out the sea.Where’s brother?- The waves swept him ...
 
The History of Vietnamese Immigration PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marc Povell   
Saturday, 27 September 2008 07:43
Last updated June 2, 2005 The history of Vietnamese immigration to the United States is relatively recent. Prior to 1975, most Vietnamese residing in the United States were spouses and children of American servicemen in Vietnam. On April 30, 1975, “the fall of Saigon” ended the Vietnam War and prompted the first of two waves of emigration from Vietnam to the United States. Vietnamese who had worked closely with Americans during the Vietnam War feared reprisals by the Communist party. 125,000 Vietnamese citizens departed their native country during the Spring of 1975. They were airlifted or fled Vietnam on U.S. ...
 
Generation Gap PDF Print E-mail
Written by Duyen Cu   
Saturday, 27 September 2008 06:39
Thursday, April 03, 2008     They sit alone in the house after finishing their daily household tasks, staring at a television show in a language they barely understand and wonder when the rest of the family will be home for dinner.Photo by Image Source Black/Getty Images.STAYING YOUNG: Mít Phạm isn’t interested in living with one of his 10 children or 28 grandchildren. Instead, he enjoys daily walks with his wife. They are both 83.                  Photos by Diane Duyen Cu.This lonely experience occurs more often than not to a large number individuals in the elderly diaspora of Vietnamese, who are living out ...
 
A Journey to Freedom (1975 - 1980) PDF Print E-mail
Written by Saigon Echo search   
Saturday, 27 September 2008 06:27
Boat People: A Refugee CrisisThey were prepared to risk everything. In the years following the Vietnam War, over one million refugees fled the war-ravaged countries of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. Those Vietnamese who took to the ocean in tiny overcrowded ships were dubbed the "boat people." The survivors sometimes languished for years in refugee camps. The luckier ones were taken in by countries like Canada.Why they fled: The fall of SaigonJust before dawn on April 30, 1975, a helicopter rises into the sky over Saigon. It is carrying the last-remaining American marines out of Vietnam. Fourteen years of war between ...