Thursday, May 24, 2012
A Taste of Vietnam
My favorite site to watch online videos is vimeo.com, and among my favorite videos are the ones produced by the folks at The Perennial Plate. I came across this short video yesterday highlighting some of the sights and tastes of Vietnam as experienced by the filmmakers and thought I'd share it with my readers because it got me reflecting.
When my family left Vietnam, I was still an infant. Understandably, I have no memory of what life was like there. Still, I can't help feeling something stir inside me whenever I see images of the place where I was born. Two of my siblings have since gone back to visit but I've yet to do so. I will admit that part me is afraid to make the journey myself. Since the United States is the only home I've ever known, I'm certain I would feel out of place there to a certain degree (despite the fact that for the first time in my life, I'd walk the streets and see myself in the faces of most everyone around me). Still, I don't think my bucket list would be complete without a trip to where it all started for me.