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Featured Topic: French Loan Words in Vietnam

Posted May 21st, 2010 by Peter · 51 Comments

Hi SAPL Readers! Blogger Danny Bloom was kind enough to share his article about how certain Vietnamese words have been derived. It’s interesting that a great deal actually come from France (not really), but check it out! I learned a great deal about Vietnamese words I never thought had French roots at all. According to [...]











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#131 Snails

Posted March 23rd, 2010 by Peter · 9 Comments

This is a guest submission from “Lamstah” that was so interesting that we had to feature it and make it a post. We hope you enjoy this look into Asian Snail Etiquette and Lam’s story about trying to unravel its mysteries. “Food is my favorite topic so going to a food court of a different [...]

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Asian Flush (“Blame it on the Ah-Ah-Ah-Alcohol”)

Posted March 12th, 2010 by Peter · 8 Comments

Hello SAPL Family! It’s been a while since our last post, but I would like to announce one of Vannie’s last posts before she takes an extended leave from guest writing here at SAPL. Her submissions have been great for the Asian Community in that they’ve urged us to think deeper about our lives as [...]

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#130 Ramen Noodles

Posted January 11th, 2010 by Peter · 23 Comments

“It’s fast, cheap, yummy, and everywhere,” says Masako Fukui of Kei’s Kitchen (speaking about Japan’s greatest innovation of the 20th century– no joke). Believe it or not, even though these wavy egg noodles in broth are now ubiquitous with Japan; it had origins in China long before that (over four thousand years to be exact). [...]

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