A Rose for My Mother, Part III

I don’t know what to say to you, Mother, to amend your sadness and sorrow. Apologies and gratitude, Mother, seems so useless and meaningless now. The other day you told me the story about my sister – who had struggled to survive Autism on her own and failing at that, is now just passing through […]

Letter to M., #4

Dearest M., Do forgive me for putting these words into verses Which will just complicate things and None of us will want to see; but M. Is there anything on this Earth that is ever Complicated? Dearest M., I had a dream. I don’t even know if it was about the me and you Or […]

Podcast: The Strong Show Season 2

Podcast: The Strong Show Season 2

Transription Hi, and welcome all of you to the Radio of Resistance. As you may, or may not, have guessed from my voice and the title of the episode, I am once again bed-ridden and thus, I have no other choice and no other enjoyment that to read to you the next 3 chapters of […]

One Sentence Story #1

You said you liked my hair, so I shaved it.

#pretend

#pretend

You say when you are walking out the door that you will be back home when the tide hit the shore and honey, I don’t know if I should believe in you or if I should believe in the Schrodinger’s cat: fearing the tomorrow that you may or may not come home to where I […]

My First Poetry Collection Is Published!

My First Poetry Collection Is Published!

I am SUPER excited to let you know that my first poetry collection, A Rose for My Mother is finally live on the Kindle store (Spoiler: A hard copy is on the way!). You can find it almost anywhere, from South America to the remotest island of Europe. Due to the publishing of this collection, […]

And Even If Love Was Lost: An Introduction

This is a story about a criminal running away. Nha killed a governor in a faraway seaside village. Hai was a male prostitute in Saigon, the city of beautiful lights and dark, dirty lust. Nha ran away from the crime scene amidst the dreary tune of his mother’s cai luong cassettes. Hai picked him up […]

Freeze the Time

Freeze the Time

To my unknown lover. I want to freeze the time, I say, one evening in May as you walk out the front door. You put your coat on, one shoe on your right foot and one shoe is falling off. How, you fumble with the broken clasp, frustrated and angry and I don’t know at […]

Podcast: La Llorona – Weeping Mothers

Radio of Resistance S1E7: La Lllorona – Our Weeping Mothers Hi, welcome back to the Radio of Resistance. I am Thanh Dinh, your host for this week’s episode. Amidst the chaotic times in the world outside, I hope you are staying safe. And moreover, I hope while listening to the Radio of Resistance, you can […]

Eyes for A Lover

Eyes for A Lover

Đời em đã khép đi vội vàngTình ta cùng lấp lối thiên đàngNhư cánh chim khuất ngàn, như cánh chim khuất ngàn Mắt Lệ Cho Người Tình, Từ Công Phụng On the sleepless nights and the gramophone of old age and pains and tears and sufferings keeps on pouring out these soft, sorrowful tunes into […]