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Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm | THE ETIQUETTE OF SOCIAL MEDIA (244)

I was born 1971, Phu Nhuan, Saigon, Vietnam. My family and I were a part of the first exodus of boat people after the Vietnam war. In March 1981, we settled in Sydney, Australia. I graduated with a bachelor of Pharmacy at the University of Sydney. I have been translating Vietnamese literature for the past five years in my search to better understand my mother’s language and culture. My translations have been shared through blogging over the past year. I am still a registered pharmacist practicing in Western Sydney. I hope to continue translating, and continue to share Vietnamese art and literature, beyond borders on SONGNGUTAITRAM.
(July 2021)

Hoàng Xuân Sơn

A renowned poet, born 1942, writes under various pseudonyms: Hoàng Xuân Sơn, Sử Mặc, Hoàng Hà Tỉnh, Vô Ðịnh…

By Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm, translation into Vietnamese by Hoàng Xuân Sơn

THE ETIQUETTE OF SOCIAL MEDIA

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like it or not

who gives a fuck 

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I love you

and that

should be enough

February 19, 2022

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Chịu hay không chịu? á đù

Yêu nhau là đủ

Ruồi bu, kệ bà!

By Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

There's magic in translating a body of work from one language to another.

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