Ancient ties between Taiwanese and Vietnamese

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

The Trưng Sisters (Part 4)

(...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)