A Chinese girl in Vietnam poem

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(Triolet-style poem)

<<Story related to the poem>>

The herbal medicine – sweet smell,
The Chinese songs lulled me to sleep.
My childhood memories now swell.
The herbal medicine – sweet! smell!
The home-sick Chinese tears fell,
The lonely guests in a host country.
The herbal medicine – sweet smell,
The Chinese songs lulled me to sleep!

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by manhhai.

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The Communist Youth Party candidate

I didn't play very well and very long my part as a Communist Youth Party candidate.

I didn’t play very well and very long my part as a Communist Youth Party candidate.

<<Facts, pictures, video clips related to the story – Saigon’s face before and after falling into Communist hands>>

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When Saigon fell into Communist hands on 30/4/1975, Mum thrice refused to have our family evacuated, a privilege reserved for high-ranking officers through the American Advisory Group. Dad (a Signal Corps Lieutenant Colonel) battled ’till the last minute at Headquarters in Saigon. As a result he was sent to a series of “re-education camps”, which were in fact labour camps, from the North to the South for ten years.

Soon Saigon’s face was changed dramatically. But wait there’s more!

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!