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Post  Thomas on Wed Sep 17, 2008 1:53 pm

Vietnam is the world's leading exporter of cashews and second largest exporter of rice and coffee.

Vietnam has 54 different ethnic groups. The largest group (Kinh) makes up about 88% of the total population.

The currency of Vietnam is called the "dong".

Nguyen is the most popular surname in Vietnam.

English is the second most popular language in Vietnam.

According to legend, Vietnamese are decended from the king of the underwater kingdom and a fairy from the mountain highlands.

It's considered respectful to avoid eye contact when talking to a Vietnamese senior.

The Vietnamese new year is called "Tet". It's a Lunar new year celebrated at around February 17th, one day ahead of the Chinese new year.

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Post  joseph on Wed Sep 17, 2008 5:59 pm

TDoubled:D wrote:Vietnam is the world's leading exporter of cashews and second largest exporter of rice and coffee.

Vietnam has 54 different ethnic groups. The largest group (Kinh) makes up about 88% of the total population.

The currency of Vietnam is called the "dong".

Nguyen is the most popular surname in Vietnam.

English is the second most popular language in Vietnam.

According to legend, Vietnamese are decended from the king of the underwater kingdom and a fairy from the mountain highlands.

It's considered respectful to avoid eye contact when talking to a Vietnamese senior.

The Vietnamese new year is called "Tet". It's a Lunar new year celebrated at around February 17th, one day ahead of the Chinese new year.


Yes, the most common name is Nguyen! I heard that people changed their name to Nguyen because they wanted to have the favours of the emperors, right? It seems to me that many of the Vietnamese population say that they have royal blood, because the emperors had many concubines, therefore leading to many people in the population to have royal blood. So, Lake, do you have royal blood?? lol!

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Post  Thomas on Wed Sep 17, 2008 8:08 pm

joseph wrote:
TDoubled:D wrote:Vietnam is the world's leading exporter of cashews and second largest exporter of rice and coffee.

Vietnam has 54 different ethnic groups. The largest group (Kinh) makes up about 88% of the total population.

The currency of Vietnam is called the "dong".

Nguyen is the most popular surname in Vietnam.

English is the second most popular language in Vietnam.

According to legend, Vietnamese are decended from the king of the underwater kingdom and a fairy from the mountain highlands.

It's considered respectful to avoid eye contact when talking to a Vietnamese senior.

The Vietnamese new year is called "Tet". It's a Lunar new year celebrated at around February 17th, one day ahead of the Chinese new year.


Yes, the most common name is Nguyen! I heard that people changed their name to Nguyen because they wanted to have the favours of the emperors, right? It seems to me that many of the Vietnamese population say that they have royal blood, because the emperors had many concubines, therefore leading to many people in the population to have royal blood. So, Lake, do you have royal blood?? lol!

Yeah, that could be true. I don't know about having royal blood. My parents never told me much about our family history. Not that it matters anyway because Vietnam doesn't have emperors anymore... lol!

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Post  joseph on Wed Sep 17, 2008 11:39 pm

TDoubled:D wrote:
joseph wrote:
TDoubled:D wrote:Vietnam is the world's leading exporter of cashews and second largest exporter of rice and coffee.

Vietnam has 54 different ethnic groups. The largest group (Kinh) makes up about 88% of the total population.

The currency of Vietnam is called the "dong".

Nguyen is the most popular surname in Vietnam.

English is the second most popular language in Vietnam.

According to legend, Vietnamese are decended from the king of the underwater kingdom and a fairy from the mountain highlands.

It's considered respectful to avoid eye contact when talking to a Vietnamese senior.

The Vietnamese new year is called "Tet". It's a Lunar new year celebrated at around February 17th, one day ahead of the Chinese new year.


Yes, the most common name is Nguyen! I heard that people changed their name to Nguyen because they wanted to have the favours of the emperors, right? It seems to me that many of the Vietnamese population say that they have royal blood, because the emperors had many concubines, therefore leading to many people in the population to have royal blood. So, Lake, do you have royal blood?? lol!

Yeah, that could be true. I don't know about having royal blood. My parents never told me much about our family history. Not that it matters anyway because Vietnam doesn't have emperors anymore... lol!

So, I was right, then! We will try to look for the grand children of Bao Dai, so that we put them as Emperor again. So, prepare yourself to have a genetic test, Lake...maybe you will soon live in a palace in Vietnam! lol!

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Post  Thomas on Thu Sep 18, 2008 7:38 pm

joseph wrote:
So, I was right, then! We will try to look for the grand children of Bao Dai, so that we put them as Emperor again. So, prepare yourself to have a genetic test, Lake...maybe you will soon live in a palace in Vietnam!


lol....haha:D lol!

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