Post Tagged with: "Vincent Lam"

ON THE ROAD WITH ANN – Scenes from Saigon

ON THE ROAD WITH ANN –  Scenes from Saigon

This is the Chinatown of Saigon and the primary setting of  “The Headmaster’s Wager” by Vincent Lam, the book were ‘advised’ not to bring with us. We can picture the Percival Chen English Academy operating right here. These children are almost certainly ethnic Chinese and students in a private school […]

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ON THE ROAD WITH ANN – a post from Ann’s ‘elf’ back home

Hello friends.  We may have a few days of silence from Ann while the Travel Pursuits group drifts down the Mekong — not a lot of Internet along the way. So as we all wait for the next post, I thought I would share this clip that I stumbled across […]

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ON THE ROAD WITH ANN – Encountering censorship

ON THE ROAD WITH ANN – Encountering censorship

I leave for the airport in a couple hours, en route to Spain, for the Camino trip. I go directly from there to Vietnam. In selecting literature to discuss in Vietnam, I consulted a professor of Vietnamese literature who teaches in California. We soon discovered, from our tour operator in […]

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TRAVEL PURSUITS – Vietnamese and Cambodians – what’s really in their hearts and on their minds?

TRAVEL PURSUITS – Vietnamese and Cambodians – what’s really in their hearts and on their minds?

The term “hearts and minds” was buried somewhere in me and sprang to mind as I was thinking about a title for this blog post. Hearts and Minds refers to a short lived campaign by the United States military during the Vietnam War intended to win the popular support of […]

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TRAVEL PURSUITS – Why a new book for Vietnam?

TRAVEL PURSUITS – Why a new book for Vietnam?

Here was the headline in the book review section of the  Globe and Mail, Canada’s national newspaper that caused me to stop and take notice. “Vincent Lam’s first novel, about Vietnam, has makings of a masterpiece.” Vincent Lam is an emergency  physician Toronto who also writes – very well.  His […]

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