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Childhood Dreams – Part 2: “First Days in the O.C. & Laguna Beach”

18. October 2014 15 Comments

Click here to read Part 1 Arrival and First Get-Together with the Old Vietnamese Friends of My Father The jetlag is hardly noticeable when we arrive at 06:10 pm at the Los Angeles airport. Excitement and euphoria describe much more our state of mind; afterwards they turn into thrilled speechlessness and overpowering. Finally, we stand after 17 hours of flight…

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Vietnam Part II: Interview with Human Rights Activist Vo Dai Ton

15. July 2013 2 Comments

Little remark: Everything that is depicted here is based on an experience report of a Vietnamese human rights activist who has witnessed the Vietnam war and the fatal consequences firsthand. “[…] I will not fight against the Vietnamese Communist regime using their methods – retaliation and violence. I do not fight with hatred, or with a feeling of revenge. I…

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7 Things That Remind Me of Childhood…

14. February 2013 134 Comments

When growing older, it always seems to be getting harder to recollect personal memories of one’s childhood. The more it makes me happy, when I see something that reminds me strongly of my past. Then, my brain becomes sort of a mindmap, connecting images with each other, recreating things that seemed to be forgotten. And then I just smile in…