I always knew my family's spoken language was slightly different than what was spoken on the streets. There were many terminology which didn't fit in with the Việt vocabulary that I learned in school and on the playground. For example, my father called his mother, my paternal grandmother, by the word Bu (母) pronounced as in the … Continue reading Ancient ties between Taiwanese and Vietnamese
Vietnamese Women Rule. OK, so maybe not at this time, but in the past we did...kinda, sorta, in a way. Even as early as two-thousand years ago, we were a Matriarchal society. In my previous post on the Trưng sisters, I noted that not only were they twin queens of a huge geographic area, their generals … Continue reading Ancient Việt: Matriarchy and the Female Lineage
(...continued from The Trưng Sisters (Part 3)) The Beauty During the three-year reign of Trắc and Nhị Trưng, people saw them everywhere. They never stayed in one place for long---always on their elephants and always on the road. Their swords were never sheathed, they were constantly keeping the troops trained and motivated, maintaining connections with … Continue reading The Trưng Sisters (Part 4)
http://youtu.be/jrFVExFcrk4 Ai bảo chăn trâu là khổ Who says water buffalo herding is hard work? Chăn trâu sướng lắm chứ It's a lot of fun! Ngồi mình trâu, phất … Continue reading Who says water buffalo herding is hard work?