[Book] “Why we can’t wait” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Freedom is never voluntarily given by the Oppressor; it must be demanded by the Oppressed.” Martin Luther King, Jr. Last month, in my very last morning in Saigon, I spent the whole morning in Fahasa Nguyen Hue to pick up several books to bring back home in Hanoi. As I have written before in my […]

[Fragriver in Taiwan] Kaohsiung – The first impression

After spending 2 nights in Hualien, in the morning of the next day, I left Hualien for Kaohsiung. I did not fall in love with Hualien right at the first sight. My very first sight of Hualien was the quiet street in front of Hualien Station, which was made quieter by the dim street lights. […]

“Sometimes eat alone” or “A little minuet”

In the late silent night waiting for the phone to ring Time stands still since he last sent mail last year In my boring and lonely room, I play a minuet Spread that feeling of loneliness – A little minuet – Cheer Chen In the late afternoon, after a long and busy day when I […]

Chinatown in Saigon

Four years ago, in my very first trip to Saigon  (or Ho Chi Minh City), I was strongly interested in visiting Chinatown in Saigon. However, at that time, due to my limited time as well as my limited knowledge related to Chinese culture, I did not visit a lot of places at that time. In my […]

Learning Chinese by Facebook/ My own review of several Facebook pages written in Chinese

There are two reasons that make me write this post. First, recently, some friends of mine, who are not majoring in Chinese or living in China/Taiwan/any Chinese-speaking countries, asked me about my experience in learning Chinese. These friends of mine may have learnt Chinese in Vietnam or in the US and their Chinese learning experiences […]

[Fragriver in Taiwan] Bookstores in Taipei: The independent bookstores/ Eslite Bookstores

Bookstores are always listed in must-visit places in almost every place I travel. I get into a habit of visiting a bookstore in any place where I visit (Of course, this bookstore should be a good one according to my own criteria), choosing some good books and recording the place, the date and signing on […]

[Book] On Liberty

For random thoughts of mine, please skip to the end (if you really care). For summary in Vietnamese, please find the link below for your ease of reference. Trạm Đọc | Tóm tắt sách: Bàn về tự do I think that there were various summary notes for this book on the Internet, however, if you […]