Author: Kimberly Truong


The Bagua Mirror

Ever wonder what that ancient-looking octagonal mirror hanging above houses and storefronts is? It’s a bagua mirror. Find out more about why it’s so ubiquitous among Asians and how it’s supposed to function.

Current Affairs

The Great Divide

There’s certainly a generational divide within the Vietnamese community, but is there a division between peers of the same cohort too? Kimberly Truong takes a look at what makes a Vietnamese person “in” and what makes a Vietnamese person “out.”


The Ultimate Fighter’s Nam Phan

Only a handful of Vietnamese people are well-known and in the spotlight beyond the Vietnamese community. Phan is an idol because he has broken out of that bubble but still manages to stay connected to his Vietnamese roots. The responsibilities of being a role model is one he takes very seriously.