Showing posts from February 21, 2016

Santa Clara County Approves Vietnamese-American Service Center

Supervisor Cindy Chavez addressing the community at the final session of stakeholder meetings two weeks before the approval vote at Board of Supervisors Meeting on Feb. 23, 2016

After 6 months of outreach through meetings and surveys in order to better understand the needs of the community,  the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the construction of Vietnamese-American Service Center.   This is a historic moment for the Vietnamese-American community.  The effort was initiated by Supervisor Cindy Chavez.  The whole process was led by both offices of Supervisors Dave Cortese and Cindy Chavez.

The original plan is for a 30,000 sf building to build at the junction of Senter and Tully Road.  However, it was revised to  50,000 sf to accommodate other county services.  The construction is planned for the summer of 2016

The San Jose City is currently considering the building of the Vietnamese-American Community Center in Kelley Park.  The effort is being led by Mayo…

I Fly Vietnam Airlines

With flight attendants look like Victoria's Secret's models  and an all female flying crew heading by pilots with look that can kill,  Vietnam Airlines and Vietjet Air have to be the airlines to travel in when visiting Asia.

Let the pictures speak for themselves -

According to the story on VNExpress - On Feb.16, 2016,  two female pilots, Huynh Ly Dong Phuong and Nguyen Thi Ngoc Bich, flew an Airbus 321 on two round trips from Saigon to Quy Nhon and Da Nang, accompanied by a crew of four female flight attendants. 

Phuong and Bich are among Vietnam Airlines’ 10 female pilots, and Phuong is the only female captain in Vietnam qualified to fly an Airbus 321.   The flights were accidentally scheduled to have an all female crew but it should be  permanent  considering the attention they are getting all over the world.

Film Screening: Nuoc - 2030 (Vietnam)

Film Screening: Nuoc - 2030 (Vietnam) Photo credit: Nghiêm-Minh Nguyen-Võ
Film screening and conversation with the Director, Nghiêm-Minh Nguyen-Võ. Wednesday, February 24, 2016
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
James Bridges Theater
Melnitz Hall, UCLA Campus
Los Angeles, CA 90095

"Nuoc (2030)" is a futuristic feature film set in 2030 Vietnam from the critically acclaimed director of "Buffalo Boy," Nghiêm-Minh Nguyen-Võ. In a near future Vietnam where global warming and rising seawater levels have forced cultivation to be done on floating farms, a strong-willed woman has to make a critical decision about her ex-lover, a suspect in her husband's murder. It is the year 2030. Catastrophic climate change as a result of global warming means that most of the arable land in southern Vietnam is now below sea level. Most of the population has already been evacuated, but Sao and her husband Thi refuse to leave their land. They are living in a stilt house and subsisting on the dwindling fish…