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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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Open Topic: Duke Basketball

Posted April 1st, 2010 by Peter · 6 Comments

As the dust settles on March Madness, many are starting to profess their love for their favorite college basketball teams. In fact, David notes: “Duke basketball definitely has a HUGE following among Chinese and Koreans. Back where I’m at, it seems like all the Asians are rooting for Duke. All the white people are rooting [...]

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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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Open Dialogue: Northern vs. Southern Asians

Posted February 20th, 2010 by Peter · 19 Comments

Vannie Sung’s latest submission is about latitudinal differences between Asians in their own countries. There is definitely a divide that keeps Asians everywhere (especially in areas torn by war and ideology) from achieving true unity because they are so caught up in upholding their own cultural identities. Vannie poses a larger question at the end– [...]

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