The Original Asian Zodiac

If you have ever seen a Chinese Horoscope, you will have seen the twelve animals of the zodiac.  They are, in descending order: Rat, Cow, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Chicken, Dog, and Boar.   That’s what shows up on the Chinese horoscope.  It’s a bit different for the Việt horoscope.  This is what we have: Rat, Water Buffalo, Tiger, Cat, Kronosaurus, Snake, Horse, Goat, … Continue reading The Original Asian Zodiac

Nôm Characters Dictionary

Yay!!! My Nôm Characters Dictionary just arrived.  I am so excited!  It is a huge book, with 1679 pages of dense information, packed tight in a book that is worthy of its cost, $75 plus shipping n handling.  I have Việt dictionaries, but I have never had one of these.  Not sure how I am going to approach this, but I think just jumping in head-first will … Continue reading Nôm Characters Dictionary