Category: Its a Viet Thing

Nov 16
It’s a Viet Thing: Pureed Rice Flour-Based Baby Food

It’s a Viet Thing: Pureed Rice Flour-Based Baby Food

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This is a post that I’ve been meaning to get up for over a year now, and I don’t know why I kept pushing it off. I love talking about Vietnamese culture and sharing what I know. I was tired of pushing this off, so I finally sat down and wrote this up. Keep in mind, this is my first “recipe” type of post, so sorry if it’s not that… Read more »

Jul 16
It’s a Viet Thing: Steal the Centerpiece

It’s a Viet Thing: Steal the Centerpiece

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Don’t you just love weddings?! The love. The pretty dresses and suits. The flowers. The perfect decor. The dancing, food, and great memories. All of it equates to a pretty amazing day. For the couple, at least. What you might not have realized is what’s in it for you, besides the adorable favors, of course. When it comes to weddings, I’ve noticed that Asians, particularly those in my family at… Read more »

Nov 26
It’s a Viet Thing: The One Month Cleanse for Moms

It’s a Viet Thing: The One Month Cleanse for Moms

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It’s a pretty well-known Asian belief that when you give birth, it’s like you’re being born again yourself. You need nutrients, nurturing, rest, and time to get back to your original self. Also, you need to strengthen up your body after such a lief-altering experience, so you don’t have to suffer the consequences later on in life. That’s why it’s customary for Asians, I’ll only speak for the Vietnamese though,… Read more »

Nov 12
It’s a Viet Thing: Shave That Head, Baby!

It’s a Viet Thing: Shave That Head, Baby!

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Want to know another Vietnamese tradition for babies?! How about shaving their heads?! Yep, you read that right. It’s a custom in our culture to shave a baby’s head when they’re around 4-6 months old. Why, you say?! Well, traditional Vietnamese people believe that the hair that babies are born with are “dirty” and by shaving it all off, you’re giving the scalp a chance to grow healthier, better-quality hair,… Read more »

Jun 25
It’s a Viet Thing: The One Month Celebration

It’s a Viet Thing: The One Month Celebration

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Please Note: As this is one of my MOST POPULAR blog posts, it is being reviewed and edited periodically for relevance and details are added as necessary. Last edit date: 1/2016. If there’s one thing that’s always been a fixture in the Vietnamese community, it has got to be the One Month Celebration. Every baby gets to have this event, obviously, one month after they’re born. Not only is it… Read more »

Jun 19
It’s a Viet Thing: Piercing the Baby’s Ears

It’s a Viet Thing: Piercing the Baby’s Ears

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I didn’t realize this was a big issue before, but a lot parents don’t like to get their daughter’s ears pierced until they’re much, much older?! See, I was always under the impression that most girls got their ears pierced when they were babies and here’s why – in the Vietnamese culture, as far as I know, we see to it that baby girls get their ears pierced before they’re… Read more »