In light of the holidays, it is always good to receive a little reminder of how truly blessed we are. “La lanh dum la rach,” which literally translates to “the good leaves protect the worn,” is a Vietnamese proverb reminding us that there is always something each of us can do for those who are in need. I am sitting here in front of my laptop, cozy in my room on this day … [Read more...] about Counting Our Blessings and Sharing the Wealth
Below is an op-ed by Olivia Hoang in response to a bake sale by UC Berkeley students that gives discounts based on your race. The opinions expressed are that of Olivia's and does not necessarily reflect that of VTP. Recently, a Republican club at Cal held a bake sale opposing affirmative action, leading student senators to vote on de-funding clubs that exhibit discriminatory … [Read more...] about “Racist” Bake Sale Questions Fairness of Affirmative Action [Op-Ed]
Vietnamese-American parents, like many other Asian-American parents, often push their children towards reputable professions, such as becoming engineers, lawyers, professors, and, of course, the often cited medical doctors. With the latter, those in the healthcare industry are certainly knowledgeable of the fact that general practitioners are currently being sought after in the … [Read more...] about Where Future Cohorts of Vietnamese-American Doctors are in Demand
Stumbling onto this article might have invoked some sort of déjà vu, right? Remember our recent headline about Vietnamese coffee shops in Southern California being shut down for having provocative and scantily clad women as employees? Well, similar situation in this article. Just 370 miles north from Garden Grove, policemen recently found three female baristas in their … [Read more...] about Topless Baristas Detected in a Local Coffee Shop in San Jose, CA
I adore fashion. I adore Asian in media! So when I see a white model with taped eyelids for a Dolce & Gabana shoot, I'm going to be pissed. If you don't know what I'm talking about, check it out here: Yes, fashion is known for pushing buttons and being ultra creative, but I see no creativity in this photo shoot. Let me guess... they were looking for a model who could … [Read more...] about Taping Eyelids: Fashionable Accessory or Outright Racism?