You look at the crystal blue water and think of his deep blue eyes Watching the sweet guy in the … More
I wrote this review of Ru by Kim Thuy for Vien Dong Daily News. It was published in the Tet, … More
The Passport by the Nobel prize winning author Herta Muller is only 92 pages long but it’s quite a journey! … More
This is a story of resilience, of quiet sacrifices, of delicious food, of enthralling poetry, and of warm hearts and rich emotions. A uniquely beautiful novel.
Masks was written with the underlying motifs of No mask, shamanism, folklore, traditional Japanese theater. There are plenty of discussions about No masks, about spirit possession in the Tale of Genji. There is even an eerie description of a séance in the book.
Once upon a time, there was a girl who was crazy about Charles Bukowski. she read his novels, she read … More
You’re the most beautiful flower of all flowers
the brightest sun of all suns
the sweetest word of all words
the purest drop of morning dew
Are you still the same?
Despite an ocean and over a decade away
Despite the dreams lost or materialized
I stared at the pink cherry blossoms
And the amazing blue sky
Reflected in the creek
And I said to myself
But you’re gone
Like the grains of light I reach out
To grasp but I catch nothing.