My Unseen Neighbour

When Nhất Linh died, I was only a one-year-old girl, but I had just met him in my dream! Just the thought that he knew me gave me goosebumps.

When Nhất Linh died, I was only a one-year-old girl, but I had just met him in my dream! Just the thought that he knew me gave me goosebumps.

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Recently, I came across a Vietnamese article about An Đông market where my family used to live, and it mentioned the fate of the owner of the famous Siu Siu restaurant there. For years, Saigon residents and celebrities as well as important politicians and military officers, enjoyed the fragrant and tasty Hainanese chicken rice of Siu Siu.

In 1978, during the eradication of bourgeoisie by the Communist, Siu Siu’s owner lost his three-house restaurant. He then was the sole survivor after a boat of hundred people – his family included – trying to escape Vietnam tragically sank. He lost his mind, and became a beggar who slept in front of his big restaurant night after night. But wait there’s more!

The Communist Youth Party candidate poem

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(Epigram-style poem)

<<Story related to the poem>>

Ho Chi Minh ‘planted’
The communist people,
To reap a return in hundred years.
He must see they are now supplanted
By the capitalist people,
To reap a return in zillion years!

*** The late ‘great’ Ho Chi Minh once ‘wisely’ said: 
“To reap a return in ten years, plant trees. To reap a return in hundred years, ‘plant’ people.”

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The Communist Youth Party candidate’s related information

A Communist Youth Party's new member admission ceremony

A Communist Youth Party’s new member admission ceremony

<<Story related to the information>>

“VIETNAM – APRIL 01: The Fall of Saigon, Vietnam in April, 1975 – The Vietcong cutting hair and “western” clothes. (Photo by Jean-Claude LABBE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)” (Link to manhhai’s photo in the album The Fall of Saigon in 1975)

A North Vietnamese soldier cut men's anti-cultural long hair on the street.

A North Vietnamese soldier cut men’s anti-cultural long hair on the street.

But wait there’s more!