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Covid wisdom

Hãy đeo khẩu trang, vì Chúa. Vì nếu bạn không đeo khẩu trang thì cũng như bạn đang mang condom vào ngón tay cái…

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Ip Man

“This world does not belong to people with money, nor does it belongs to people with power, it belongs to those with heart” Ip Man

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Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm | If you are always right (202)

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)

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Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm | “Em” (187)

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.

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Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm | The husband (183)

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.

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Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm | Depression (139)

Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm, the poet and translator, born 1971 in Phu Nhuan, Saigon, Vietnam. The pharmacist currently lives and works in Western Sydney, Australia.

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Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm | Cuối năm ngày nào tôi cũng uống rượu (59)

Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm, the poet and translator, born 1971 in Phu Nhuan, Saigon, Vietnam. A practicing pharmacist, who currently lives and works in Western Sydney, Australia.

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Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm | Beauty is not in perfection; beauty is by the years marred. (58)

Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm, the poet and translator, born 1971 in Phu Nhuan, Saigon, Vietnam. A practicing pharmacist, who currently lives and works in Western Sydney, Australia.

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Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm | people are no different to trees (234)

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)

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L. R. Knost | Đừng sợ hãi sự tan vỡ thế giới. – Do not be dismayed by the brokenness of the world.

L. R. Knost is an award winning author of many parenting books and founder and director of the children’s rights advocacy and family consulting group, Little Hearts/Gentle Parenting Resources, and Editor-in-Chief of Holistic Parenting Magazine.

Lê Vĩnh Tài, the Vietnamese poet and translator, born 1966 in Buon Ma Thuot, Daklak, Vietnam. The retired doctor is still a resident of the Western Highlands, an acclaimed businessman in Buon Ma Thuot.

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William Blake | To See A World

To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour.

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Andrew Lam | on memory

Andrew Lam, born 1964 in Vietnam, an acclaimed American Journalist and writer, currently resides in California, U.S.A.

Lê Vĩnh Tài, an acclaimed Vietnamese poet and translator, born 1966 in Buon Ma Thuot, Daklak, Vietnam. The retired doctor is still a resident of the Western Highlands, an acclaimed businessman in Buon Ma Thuot.

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Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm | Acceptance (65)

Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm, the poet and translator, born 1971 in Phu Nhuan, Saigon, Vietnam. The pharmacist currently lives and works in Western Sydney, Australia.

Compassion though intangible is an invaluable commodity, the random acts of kindness must be dished out with more care and thought. Because no one wants your pity. The best act of charity is the one you do for yourself.

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Unknown

Những gì tuyệt vời nhất trên thế gian này đều làm cho ta béo bay hay bầu.

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Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm | Silence (192)

Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm, the poet and translator, born 1971 in Phu Nhuan, Saigon, Vietnam. The pharmacist currently lives and works in Western Sydney, Australia.

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Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm | Charity is given from one’s heart. (190)

Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm, the poet and translator, born 1971 in Phu Nhuan, Saigon, Vietnam. The pharmacist currently lives and works in Western Sydney, Australia.

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Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm | going home (189)

Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm, the poet and translator, born 1971 in Phu Nhuan, Saigon, Vietnam. The pharmacist currently lives and works in Western Sydney, Australia.

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sức mạnh của nước…

sức mạnh của nước…

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We’re all in the same boat!

“lucky, the hole isn’t on our end of the boat”

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Lê Vĩnh Tài

knowing when to end and start a new line does not make you a poet, just like in isolation, not all people in white coats are doctors…

không phải cứ xuống dòng là thành nhà thơ, cũng như trong khu cách ly, không phải ai mặc áo trắng cũng là bác sĩ…