Four score and seven minutes ago (party-on dudes!), I expressed some ambivalent feelings about Vietnamese representation in Luke Nguyen's Vietnam. Given the tantrum-like shit-storm that followed, I was hesitant to write the promised article, "Questionable Vietnamese Masculinity." After all, there's only so many people you can piss off before one of them comes after you. But … [Read more...] about Questionable Vietnamese Masculinity in Luke Nguyen’s Vietnam
The following is an article by John Sakata that originally appeared in New American Media and Nguoi Viet, reposted with permission. A click on an e-mail was all it took to derail the precarious college-graduation course plan Danny Nguyen had scrambled together. The e-mail sent to all students in the 23-campus California State University system announced a $105 tuition … [Read more...] about Viet Students Wonder How Much Longer They Can Afford College
Girls Less Wanted in Asia? In many societies, particularly developing countries, girls are perceived as less desirable than boys. For example, China’s one-child policy combined with a preference for boys has led to a substantial imbalance between the sexes. A report in the Economist states that in China, there are 108 boys to 100 girls for the generation born in the late 1980s … [Read more...] about The Case for Investing in Girls
About a month ago, I volunteered at Boston's biggest annual Vietnamese event: the Tet Festival! For those who are unfamiliar with Tet, VTP has featured a wide array of articles including what to do (and what not to do) on Tet. Tet in Boston brought together the community for cultural entertainment and performances from local talents. There were numerous booths and local … [Read more...] about Philanthropy Feature: Viet Hope
As I was contemplating on whether I should go abroad to get an advanced college degree, I was asking myself a question: What if a Vietnamese national wanted to study abroad? Where would they start? I started 'googling' with the keyword 'du hoc my' for an answer and I found tons of services, but I did not know which to pick from. I then turned to a friend who is currently … [Read more...] about Vietnamese Students Abroad: Where to Start?