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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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JN56: MSG, racist kids, and the quest to win over relatives

JN56: MSG, racist kids, and the quest to win over relatives

Huy X. Le July 21, 2009 Comments Off on JN56: MSG, racist kids, and the quest to win over relatives

Dear everyone, These past four days have just been incredible, filled with so much action, fun, and above all, MSG. The locals here use MSG like we might use salt and pepper. Whenever we get

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