Monday, May 10, 2010

Love Man Love Woman: documentary tonight

2008 Directed by Nguyen Trinh Thi 60 minutes
Vietnamese with English subtitles

San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival
Los Angeles OutFest
Jean Rouch International Film Festival Paris
Yunnan Multi Culture Visual Festival

For centuries, Vietnam's Dao Mau (Mother Goddess Religion) temples have been the one place where homosexuals are able to flourish in the predominantly homophobic country. In these traditional temples, where attendance is surprisingly mixed, they're able to express their sexuality and femininity, blurring the distinctions between genders.

This documentary takes a heartening look at this group of 'dong co' - meaning 'princess spirit's mediums', a term originated from the indigenous religion that has come to be used generally in Vietnam to refer to effeminate and gay men - forging their own community, culture and rituals together.

The filmmaker follows Master Luu Ngoc Duc, one of the most prominent spirit mediums in Hanoi, and his vibrant community through their rituals and everyday life.

The film also examines the impacts of globalization on the lifestyle and identities of homosexuals in Vietnam's urban areas.

Tonight at 7:30 Cinematheque 2A Hai Ba Trung.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Tuoi tre

Modern youth burn through cash at discotheques
VietNamNet Bridge – When the sun sets, many modern Saigon youth gather at discotheques and night clubs to waste another night. Tuoi Tre investigated.

It seems that Tuoi Tre newspaper is doing a set of papers (1, 2, 3) about how bad is the actual youth being flooded in newly discovered capitalist way of life. This time it's about young "playboys" whom go to luxurious discotheque wether it be in Vietnam or even abroad (Singapore, China, Thailand). My favorite quote:
Tuan, a teenage playboy, says he goes to night clubs because he’s very sad; his parents have been busy at their business and haven’t paid attention to him. Starting at humble night clubs, Tuan has progressed to luxurious clubs and his expense for a night out has risen to several hundred dollars.

Definetly expatriate are not rich anymore... damn.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Stereo man 2010

VietNamNet Bridge – After the success of Stereo Man 2006: Gender Violence and Stereo Man 2009: The Destination of Destiny (about HIV), Stereo Man 2010: An Itinerary to Search for Feeling will be performed at 10 universities in Hanoi from April 7 to May 30.

The rest of the entry at

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Shopping video

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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Christmas time will be great

Last christmas I spent home was... horrible. I was almost ready to do my coming-out but i could'nt. Finally, i did it a few months afterwards but that's not today's story.

Today, i can tell you that this christmas will be super cool: i'll be home, no coming-out* to do anymore and.... my boyfriend will be there! Embassy just called him to tell him the visa is accepted!

Chuc cac ban mung noel !!!

*: except 1 brother but i'll tell him soon >.<

Monday, September 21, 2009

Vietnam news: H1N1 & illegal alien workers

According to some newspaper (Saigon Giai Phong): people's committy of every city and province has to declare ("hunt"?) them to the ministry...for what? Paying fees? I guess it doesn't concern good ol' white guys...

The other news of the day is about H1N1. Until today there has been 6.478 infected person with 7 deaths which is only 0.001% casualties. It's kinda weird as usual death rate is more like 1% globally...

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Korean eye candy

and ear injury...

Did he break your heart?


Sometimes it's nice to have (female) friend totally addicted to korean (so-called) singers. So you can enjoy photos of something related to the super famous (afaik) Rain.

Or, much better, you can enjoy a videao of super straight korean guy showing off for the camera only pleasure...

Isn't it time to come (my) home ?

Saturday, September 19, 2009

"Funky honkey, nasty nigger"

What's hidden there?

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Date an asian


I guess it's just another buzz, there is even a dedicated website, where you can have the lyrics!

Verse 1:
Hey there, my name is Jen Kwok
And I'm here to tell you that dating Asians rocks
They have smooth skin and silky hair
So damn exotic, got that ethnic flair
So sweet and gentle, smell so good
So freaky, nasty, do what you always wanted to
So obedient, they'll please you like no one can
That's right, I'm talkin bout an Asian man

Everyone should date an Asian man
Don't gotta be serious, just f*** an Asian man
At least f*** one, at least, least f*** one
At least f*** one, at least, least f*** one

Pretty philosophical, ain't it?

Don't forget the "production stills" gallery with some cuties (?):