Podcast: Anna Gavalda – The Cracks In Our Armor

Transcribe: “It was so I wouldn’t get so attached, but even now it’s the same as with everything, at the end of the day I got screwed all the same.” My Dog Is Dying, Anna Gavalda Hi, and welcome back to the weekly podcast against depression, Radio of Resistance. First and foremost, I would like […]

Letter to M., #3

Dearest, dearest M., I hope you are well. And all the other hopes? You have already known them, thus, I will refrain from saying. Or writing. My country is fine. My parents are fine. I am fine. Or at least, that’s what everyone wants to believe. You know, M., during the little time I had […]

#the things that help you sleep

To my unknown lover and our little joke. I will forever remember you with the not-so-authentic phrase, Je suis mermaid. After a while, you don’t even know what is helping you sleep. Be it a woman’s embrace or a man’s embrace – is there any difference? You sit on your chair and wear your tin-foil […]

#last night, I dreamed of whales

Becky leads us to the dark shade of a cherry blossom tree. The petals are flying in the air, twirling and whirling in circles. A few petals fall on Becky’s soft, hairy head. She shakes it off with annoyance and sneeze. I’m always allergic to flowers, she says. It’s strange. I thought only people are […]

Dancing

Ta ghì cho tan vỡ trái tim này Cho người ăn chơi nhíu đôi lông mày Ta cười cho xanh ngát kiếp lưu đầy Cho người vũ nữ khóc tấm thân gầy. Chưa nói yêu nhau mà lòng đã đau Chưa nói mê say mà tình đã bay Chưa biết môi em mà hồn đã […]

Podcast: Jose Saramago – All the Names

Transcribe: I was always working steadyBut I never called it artI got my shit togetherMeeting Christ and reading Marx Hello, and welcome to the Radio of Resistance. I am your host, Thanh Dinh. And from the inability to have a more refreshing, welcoming opening line, I, as you may or may not have noticed, used […]

Podcast: Milan Kundera – The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Podcast: Milan Kundera – The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Transcribe: “When the heart speaks, the mind finds it indecent to object.” How many of you, my dearest listeners, recognize that memorable quote, from somewhere, spoken by someone, and taken too literally by some of you, or all of you for that matter? Hi, this is Thanh Dinh, and welcome back to the Radio of […]

Podcast: Leonard Cohen – The Flame

Podcast: Leonard Cohen – The Flame

Transcription: Hi, this is Thanh Dinh, and welcome to the Radio of Resistance. To everyone who is practicing social distancing, this episode is dedicated to your patience and understanding. And to those of you who are fighting on the front line – doctors and nurses – this episode is dedicated to your strength and your […]

Podcast: Radio of Resistance, Episode 1

Podcast: Radio of Resistance, Episode 1

Transcribe: Hi, my name is Thanh Dinh, and you are listening to the Radio of Resistance. With each episode, there will be a little bit of strength to fight against whatever life throws at you. After all, we are all fighters, aren’t we? So, without further ado, let’s get straight to business. Featured in this […]

#i can’t do this anymore

#i can’t do this anymore

I can’t do this anymore, I say, as I hold onto her hand and lie there, breathing, convulsing, living. I can’t do this anymore, I say, as she squeezes my hands, whispering, I am here, darling, I am here. I can’t do this anymore, I think, I can’t continue to be a burden that you […]