Chopsticks Alley seeks to unite and empower Southeast Asian Americans with a special emphasis on emerging young leaders and cultural trends.


We provide impartial, credible and important information on diverse topics to promote our community’s understanding of itself.

Copyright 2019 Chopsticks Alley ®
Designed by Trami Group, LLC



The opinions expressed in this publication are those of the authors. They do not purport to reflect the opinions or views of Chopsticks Alley, its principals, editors or members.

Reproduction of the material contained in this publication may be made only with the written permission to the Chief Editor of Chopsticks Alley. 


Send inquiries to chopsticksalley@gmail.com

Please reload

  • Grey Facebook Icon
  • Grey Twitter Icon
  • Grey Google+ Icon
  • Grey YouTube Icon
  • Grey Pinterest Icon
  • Grey Instagram Icon
chopsticks Alley Art.jpg

November 26, 2019

Episode: 10

Hosts: Jennifer Tran and Trami Cron

Guests: Nguyen Pham & Duy Pham

Produced by: Chopsticks Alley

Sponsor: Thomas Vo Farmers Agency

“Besides having to deal with self-identity issues, I struggled with my eating, my weight, finding a partner, seeking acceptance f...

August 22, 2019

Episode: 9

Hosts: Jennifer Tran and Trami Cron

Produced by: Chopsticks Alley

Sponsor: Thomas Vo Farmers Agency

Welcome to Chopsticks Alley's History, Myths, and Legends Podcast Series. In this episode, we explore a classic Vietnamese tale. If you grew up in a Vietnam the...

May 23, 2019

Jokes are often made on social media about how you’ll never see an Asian woman on the Maury Povich show, waiting for a DNA test while arguing with 2 men about the father of her baby.  Our community prides ourselves in not being a part of trash pop-culture. In the same...

January 27, 2019

Here are some photos I have kept for more than thirty years. Taken on the island of Pulau Bidong, Malaysia, the photos show Vietnamese refugees on the first day of the Lunar New Year (February 17, 1988). It was on this island that more than 300,000 people landed after...

June 15, 2018

Protest in San Jose at Century Mall on June 12, 2018 - Photos by Jackie Huynh

On June 12, 2018, over 3,000 Vietnamese Americans gathered in front of San Jose's Grand Century Mall to protest Vietnam’s three proposed special economic zones (SEZ), which would provide great...

April 11, 2018

The issue of deportations is not new to the Vietnamese community. Following the mass exodus of our people from Vietnam – men, women, children – Vietnamese communities formed all around the world in countries that were willing to take in refugees. The forced migration o...

March 9, 2018

Thi Bùi’s graphic novel, The Best We Could Do, offers an illustrative perspective that reflects on the gap between first and second generations of Vietnamese Americans. Bùi questions the distance that she has with her parents in which her reflections delve into the tra...

January 9, 2018

In the Vietnamese culture, husbands are expected to hold dominant positions in the family. There is no doubt conflicts will arise when patriarchal beliefs changes. Norms and values between husbands and wives are shifting as assimilation takes place in America. As a res...

October 24, 2017

I cherish many traditions from the Vietnamese culture which we brought to America, such as how we treat our elders and teachers. On the other hand, one thing I despise most is the sexual harassment older men continue to show towards women and young girls.

A few days aft...

October 23, 2017

Typhoon Doksuri is one of many severe tropical cyclones that have taken plight in recent months, in both the Atlantic and Pacific regions. Hurricanes Irma, Harvey, and Maria have attracted global social media coverage and attention, with much of the content focusing on...

Please reload

artist submission now open.jpg