Here’s a picture of me at the refugee camp. I had a friend here that went to school with me, he had arrived almost a year before me and had an American family supporting him.Read More
Scattered across the world, the Boat People shaped unknown and alien places, into their new homes. Hear their stories of adjusting to their new surroundings.
So when I arrived it was the 18th of January. About a week later that year it was Lunar New Year, and we had the customary celebrations. I was invited to perform, to sing. I wore a red traditional “ao dai” and sang the song “Xuan mien Nam.”
That New Year, the Vietnamese Students [Youth] Association also danced with me.
I lived in a house with six other people. The first Tet (New Year) away from home, was a very sad, but we felt encouraged because we had each other. We were all very close...Read More
This story is about me going back to school in Montreal. The University of Montreal had a program to recertify dentists who had arrived in Quebec from foreign countries...Read More
"When I got to Lethbridge, we were maybe seventy Vietnamese people in total, of all ages. We banded together as Lethbridge’s Vietnamese Community..."Read More