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JN62: Are we being selfish for wanting a vegan wedding? Vote now.

JN62: Are we being selfish for wanting a vegan wedding? Vote now.

Huy X. Le September 4, 2009 Comments Off on JN62: Are we being selfish for wanting a vegan wedding? Vote now.

Dear everyone, Jameelah and I have been engaged for a week, and it feels like we’re baby angels wrapped in cotton-cloud blankets (in the words of our favorite show, Psych). I was especially elated because

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Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

IE Reader September 2, 2009 Comments Off on Letter to the Editor

Dear International Examiner, (Re: “Little Saigon Takes a Walk with the Mayor” (Aug. 5 – 18, 2009, Vol. 36, No. 15) by Quang Nguyen. “People in media can help facilitate democracy or participate in

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JN61: We’re engaged

JN61: We’re engaged

Huy X. Le August 28, 2009 Comments Off on JN61: We’re engaged

Dear everyone, Jameelah and I are engaged. This may come as a shock to some of you for several reasons, mainly that anyone would actually want to marry me, but I think all those push-ups

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JN60: The bidet, a magical experience

JN60: The bidet, a magical experience

Huy X. Le August 25, 2009 Comments Off on JN60: The bidet, a magical experience

My friends, Please excuse this late posting. I was…uh, busy tackling the healthcare debate, and, uh, flossing. OK, we got addicted to episodes of Psych, all right? Actually, I’ve been tackling work, trying to catch up

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In Response to Seattle Weekly’s “Ragin’ Asians” article

In Response to Seattle Weekly’s “Ragin’ Asians” article

IE Reader August 19, 2009 0

Dear Mark D. Fefer, I have been a continual reader of the publications put out every week by the Seattle Weekly. I am usually entertained and interested to see another’s opinion on the hot

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Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

IE Reader August 19, 2009 0

Dear International Examiner, Shoplifting is romanticized by some New Wave folklore, but it is a nightmare visited upon poor shopkeepers struggling with labor and medical costs often living in hardship and heartbreak, facing frightening,

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Crowns and Critics

Crowns and Critics

Trysteen Tran August 19, 2009 Comments Off on Crowns and Critics

BY TRYSTEEN THANH BINH TRAN IE Contributer Trysteen Tran was crowned 1st Runner-up and Miss Congeniality in the Miss Vietnam-WA pageant in January of 2009. She is also an English Professor at local community colleges

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JN59: Life is a mangosteen and other lessons learned from Vietnam

JN59: Life is a mangosteen and other lessons learned from Vietnam

Huy X. Le August 14, 2009 Comments Off on JN59: Life is a mangosteen and other lessons learned from Vietnam

Dear everyone, Jameelah and I are back in Seattle after a layover in Korea, where she fell in love with the digital toilet. It’s awesome, with a seat warmer and wonderful buttons that spray your

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JN58: Ha Noi, Sapa, Ha Long, and Vietnamese moonshine

JN58: Ha Noi, Sapa, Ha Long, and Vietnamese moonshine

Huy X. Le August 5, 2009 Comments Off on JN58: Ha Noi, Sapa, Ha Long, and Vietnamese moonshine

Dear everyone, Jameelah and I were walking down a street in Sapa in the dark when we saw several adorable children playing. As we crossed them, a women yelled in English, ”Here, for you: Baby!” and

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JN57: Saigon, dentistry, income gap, and other fun things

JN57: Saigon, dentistry, income gap, and other fun things

Huy X. Le July 27, 2009 Comments Off on JN57: Saigon, dentistry, income gap, and other fun things

Dear everyone, We are in Saigon. Today I took Jameelah to see the dentist because she needed to get a filling done, and it would cost several hundred dollars in the US. Why pay for

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