This is a new feature: the open thread! Here you get to bring up your own topics and musings, initiate the conversation and generate your own discussions. This dialogue is open to non-Vietnamese topics so feel free to bring up others.
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Is there something worth mentioning in current events? Something interesting happening locally? For instance, I just figured out that Macs have an innate ability to type Vietnamese. How come nobody tells me these things? (if you’re interested, here’s a walkthru)
Vui quá! (“Too much fun!”) or, as I’ve seen some kids online write… Vui wá (where wá is an incorrect spelling of quá, but it expresses the Southern Vietnamese dialect using English phonetics as there is no “W” in the Vietnamese alphabet). Enough rambling from me. What’s on your mind? Type into the reply box below.
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Julie Nguyen likes toads a lot but only eats vegetables. She’s still wondering how she got picked up as a contributor on diaCRITICS. She enjoys drawing and creative writing, and has been self-educating herself on Vietnamese history, both the documented and the mythological, as well as improving her comprehension of the language so she can pass it on to her funny daughter. She resides in NYC.