Contrary to popular belief, Vietnamese men can be sweet and romantic after all. You've probably already seen it already, but VTP has to repost this charming video of Trang and Nam's flash mob wedding proposal at UCLA. Cutest. Thing. Ever. If this doesn't make you swoon a little and lift up your Monday, your heart might be two sizes too small. Just sayin'. … [Read more...] about Video Mondays: This Will Make Your Heart Flutter
If someone were to ask you to name a notable, contemporary Vietnamese movie director, it's hard not to mention Tran Anh Hùng as one of the most well-known and respectable Vietnamese movie directors of today’s film industry. You might have seen his works, such as The Scent of Green Papaya, which was nominated for 1993 Academy Award for “Best Foreign Language Film”; or Vertical … [Read more...] about Why Tran Anh Hung’s Adaptation of “Norwegian Wood” Should Be on Your To-See Movie List
Take a Vietnamese comedian and put him in a commercial with stereotypically Asian things and two hot white chicks. Funny or distasteful? Take a look. Yes, there are koi fish, stone lions, bamboo fixtures, traditional Asian architecture, and a short Asian man with a fobby accent. Although this borderlines distasteful, I find it more funny and empowering than anything. Kudos … [Read more...] about Is DirectTV’s New Commercial Witty or Just Plain Bad?
A couple of months ago, Vietnamese American filmmaker Mark Tran graced OneVietnam with his presence at Toast of the Town: Film Edition to present All About Dad, his debut feature. Now, that same movie is available for free viewing here as part of DramaFever’s digital film festival. All About Dad is a narrative familiar to many young Vietnamese Americans. It tells the story of … [Read more...] about Watch Mark Tran’s Feature Film ‘All About Dad’ for Free on DramaFever
At the beginning of last month, I wrote a piece on the G.I. Joe Search & Rescue foundation and how the group came about. G.I. Joe is growing strong in membership for a group that formed just four months ago, but, as with any other emerging non-profit, they are in need of funding. This Saturday, Aug. 20, the foundation will be hosting a benefit concert at the Access Group … [Read more...] about G.I. Joe Presents: A Night of Fashion, Acoustic/Rock, and Comedy Fun