It is common for Vietnamese people to be prideful. To be proud of our accomplishments, degrees, children, money, and material things. What I notice are the flaws in our pride when they are misplaced. So how do we go about distinguishing Good Pride from Bad Pride? Here is my simple break-down: Good Pride Examples: You worked hard towards a goal and accomplished your goals. Using pride to maintain a certain standard in the things you do. You are proud of who you have become.
My mother is the most Patriotic Vietnamese-American non-English speaker I know. It doesn't matter where she travels, once she comes back to the US, she always says, "I think America is still the best, no where is more comfortable than here." She only buys Made in America products or at least tries her best to do so, while reminding us to do the same. Through the years, somehow, this belief is instilled deep within me. I remember reciting the Pledge of Allegiance as a kid in
Our excitement was building up for weeks for the Annual Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco, which took place between January 11-13th, reached its height as soon as our SUV pulled up to the curb of the Moscone Center. Outside, the chill reminds me of why I miss the warm air in Vietnam. But inside, warmth awaits along with over 1,500 vendors who gathered to show off more than 80,000 food products such as snacks, spices, meats and sauces. I am ready to fill my eyes with new