Podcast: A Rose for My Mother

Podcast: A Rose for My Mother

Transcription Hi, welcome back to the weekly Radio of Resistance. I am your host, Thanh Dinh. An unreliable host at times and someone who, for better and for worse, you should never trust when she speaks of future podcast episode topics in her excitement and delirium. Yes, I had planned to talk about Arthur Rimbaud. […]

A Rose for My Mother, Part IV

I wonder if you cry in the shower, when you are left alone with your thought and there was no one around you to put on a show for: A show of strength, of bravery, of someone who is fearless of death and fearless of victory. I wonder if you cry in the kitchen, when […]

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 […]

#how are you?

#how are you?

A tribute to my mother in free verse. Hope it will be worthy of all her sacrifices. You lie awake at night, as I lie next to you, convulsing, trembling, wandering in the land of the Death. If I must be honest, I was on the border when you turn around holding me down and […]

#Postscript 3: “A Rose for Your Pocket,” A Translation

#Postscript 3: “A Rose for Your Pocket,” A Translation

With inspiration from Thich Nhat Hanh’s “A Rose for Your Pocket,” The-My, Pham composed a song with the same title for the Vu-Lan Festival. In a time of political instability, his song resonated with the Vietnamese people and culture, whose respect and love for mothers are a universal truth. As discussed in blog post #5, […]

#5. A Mother’s Day’s Symbol: A Rose for Your Pocket

#5. A Mother’s Day’s Symbol: A Rose for Your Pocket

How can one celebrate Mother’s Day? Perhaps it starts with a sudden notification from the phone’s Calendar. One awakes one early morning, rushing to work, and in between the commute, seeing that May 12th is Mother’s Day. The promotions come in. The planning phase starts with what gifts to buy, where to have a fantastic […]