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Sunday, July 3, 2022










Woman and boy walking out of a clothing store on Ba Cu on 7-3-22--Vung Tau copy


















Two women with conical hats on 7-3-22--Vung Tau copy






The poorer Vietnamese are dressed worse, no surprise, but they're also smaller and much more likely to wear a conical hat. Since it protects you against both sun and rain, the conical hat is the perfect headwear here, and it's also cheap, light and even usable as a fan. Its only drawback is that it's rather cumbersome, unlike, say, the baseball cap. You can't just put it in a bag.
























Half Vietnamese Tai-Luc of La Souris Déglinguée (L.S.D.) singing his "Sài Gòn Ơi":








Les yankees, les faucons se disaient tes amis
Mais ils t'ont sacrifié au nom de leur diplomatie
Ils t'ont trahie, vendue, à tes frères ennemis
Les colons, les vietkong ont gagné la partie

Saigon… Saigon Oi !

Ils ont changé ton nom sans aucune raison
Ils ont voulu que tu deviennes un modèle de révolution
Ils ont mis tes garçons, et tes filles en prison
Alors dans cette chanson, y'a une place pour ton nom

Saigon… Saigon Oi !

C'est vrai pour moi tu es une inconnue car je ne t'ai jamais vue
Seulement de loin sur une carte postale, belle de nuit en Ao Dai
Trop près de toi si je m'approche, peut être serais-je déçu ?
Non, car tu es number one, de Ca Mau à Lao Kaï

Saigon… Saigon Oi !




[visiting Tai-Luc in Paris, March 2008] 



A Vietnamese singing in French on The Bob Hope Show in 1966, here's Bạch Yến:












Saturday, July 2, 2022












A regrettable song from the great Kong Nay:












VannDa with the amazing Kong Nay, from Phnom Penh:












More Cambo rap. Chedda 3000, Kayem and G-Funk Supreme:












Cambo Cypher












Fullerton's Lao-American Supasang:








As has been pointed out by a reader, the below are lyrics from another song, "Call of Duty." Since it does shed light on Supasang, I'll leave it up anyway--Linh


I heard we must be born again (Word)
I heard Christ died for our sin (He did)
I heard He was buried and rose again (What)
There's no greater love than this my friend (Nope)
That's the Word, that's the Word
That's the Word, that's the Word
That's the Word, that's the Word
That's the Word, that's the Word
 
I'm in the trap house with my little toolie (Scriptura)
About to spazz out on the devil sue me (Sue me)
Surrounded by fakes like I'm in a movie (Ugh)
Mob with the squad yeah they my foolie (The mob)
Strapped with the word sum'n like an uzi
I heard the ops mad and wanna do me (Sheesh)
Throw'n dirt on my name tryna screw me (Dang)
Ride for my Savior call of duty
Call of duty call of duty
Ride for my Savior of duty
Call of duty call of duty
Ride for my Savior call of duty
 
I heard we must be born again (Word)
I heard Christ died for our sin (He did)
I heard He was buried and rose again (What)
There's no greater love than this my friend (Nope)
That's the Word, that's the Word
That's the Word, that's the Word
That's the Word, that's the Word
That's the Word, that's the Word
 
Watchu wanna do we can take there
W/ God on my side I ain't never scare
Bible on my lap like I ain't gotta care (Nope)
Cause I know the enemy ain't fight'n fair (Nah)
Got my armor on like an Armor All
My Spirit thick boy like an armor car
And Im always in the Word like a seminar
One nation under God, America
America, America
One nation under God, America
America, America
One nation under God, America
 
I heard we must be born again (Word)
I heard Christ died for our sin (He did)
I heard He was buried and rose again (What)
There's no greater love than this my friend (Nope)
That's the Word, that's the Word
That's the Word, that's the Word
That's the Word, that's the Word
That's the Word, that's the Word
 
 



Half Vietnamese Tyga:









"Crumbling Sewer on the Hill"