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Ep 9: Exploring Roots: Captain at Nineteen – Trong Nguyen

Trong Nguyen is one of my uncles! In this episode, you hear about his personal experiences fleeing Vietnam in the 1980’s from South Vietnam. He was one of the captains of his boat at the age of 19, and he lets us into several of his incredible memories including escaping from the army, planning and…

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Holding Heritage Cultural Co.
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Ep 9: Exploring Roots: Captain at Nineteen - Trong Nguyen
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Ep 8: Building Heritage: The Importance of Heritage and Language Preservation with Nina Le

Meet the amazing Nina Le! Nina is currently the communication coordinator for Montreal’s Concordia University’s TESL Resource Centre and a Master’s student in Applied Linguistics at the University. She’s focusing on heritage language maintenance and critical pedagogy. Nina was born and raised in Saigon, Vietnam until she was 15, when she received a scholarship to study A-level in Cambridge…

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Holding Heritage Cultural Co.
Holding Heritage Cultural Co.
Ep 8: Building Heritage: The Importance of Heritage and Language Preservation with Nina Le
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Ep 7: Exploring Roots: Leaving a Life Behind – Sinh Ha (My Dad) Part 3

In Part 3 of this 3 part series with Sinh Ha, you’ll hear about my dad’s memories of the day his family left down to the beach to board their refugee boat to Hong Kong. Be sure to visit holdingheritage.com for show notes and more information. Music by Blue Wednesday – be sure to check him out!

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Ep 7: Exploring Roots: Leaving a Life Behind - Sinh Ha (My Dad) Part 3
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Ep 6: Exploring Roots: Imprisoned for Being a Spy – Sinh Ha (My Dad) Part 2

This episode is Part 2 of a 3 part series with Sinh Ha – My Dad. In this episode you’ll hear about how and why my grandfather and eldest uncle were put in jail, and my dad’s memories and experiences around these events leading up to their boat journey to Hong Kong. Be sure to…

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Holding Heritage Cultural Co.
Ep 6: Exploring Roots: Imprisoned for Being a Spy - Sinh Ha (My Dad) Part 2
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Ep 5: Exploring Roots: The Girl In the White Dress and Growing up in North Vietnam – Sinh Ha (My Dad) Part 1

In this coming 3 part series with my dad, I’ll guide you through a more detailed account of his early past and experiences.  In Part 1 – you’ll see into what it was like for my dad growing up in North Vietnam as a young boy, and a few of his major childhood memories and…

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Holding Heritage Cultural Co.
Ep 5: Exploring Roots: The Girl In the White Dress and Growing up in North Vietnam - Sinh Ha (My Dad) Part 1
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Ep 4: Introducing My Mom – Happy Mother’s Day!

This episode, I introduce you to my mom, Phuong Ly! She recalls some stories from her childhood  and growing up in Vietnam as well as a few from her family’s refugee experiences in China and Hong Kong. We touch on the relationship between my grandmother and great grandmother, and hear a couple touching stories about…

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Holding Heritage Cultural Co.
Ep 4: Introducing My Mom - Happy Mother's Day!
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Ep 3: Exploring Cultural Identity & Journey to Freedom Day

Exploring my cultural identity as a 2nd gen Chinese Canadian is a huge part of why I started Holding Heritage and why I’m so passionate about it. Journey to Freedom Day is a national day of commemoration here in Canada of the exodus of Vietnamese refugees. In this episode, I share some of my personal…

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Ep 3: Exploring Cultural Identity & Journey to Freedom Day
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Ep 2: Introducing My Dad! – Where Do We Start?

We take a glimpse into how to approach the daunting task of opening conversation with our parents and how simple connection with them can potentially be. If we’re wanting to learn more about them, our culture, our families, even ourselves – it may not have to be any grand emotional moment, super long conversation or…

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Holding Heritage Cultural Co.
Ep 2: Introducing My Dad! - Where Do We Start?
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Ep 1: Introducing Holding Heritage

My name is Hollie! I am a second generation Chinese Canadian.Which means my ethnic background is Chinese and I was born and raised here in Canada – however, my parents and their families were born and raised in Vietnam.In the 1970s after the Vietnam war, my parents’ families became one of hundreds of thousands of…

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Holding Heritage Cultural Co.
Holding Heritage Cultural Co.
Ep 1: Introducing Holding Heritage
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Ep 1: Introducing Holding Heritage

My name is Hollie! I am a second generation Chinese Canadian. Which means my ethnic background is Chinese and I was born and raised here in Canada – however, my parents and their families were born and raised in Vietnam. In the 1970s after the Vietnam war, my parents' families became one of hundreds of…

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Holding Heritage Cultural Co.
Holding Heritage Cultural Co.
Ep 1: Introducing Holding Heritage
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