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Saigoneer Podcast: Writing in a Second Language, Saigon's Japan Town and Artist Jacqueline Hoang Nguyen

It's Monday and even the absence of our editor-in-chief can't stop the release of another podcast. 

On episode 17 of the Saigoneer Podcast we begin (1:28min) with a discussion of some of the challenges involved in writing in Vietnam, both overall and when writing in a second language such as English.

Then (15:09min), we wander into Saigon's unofficial Japan Town, at the start of District 1's Le Thanh Ton Street. We talk about the area's unique history, and share some recommendations of our favorite restaurants in the area.

Our interview segment (23:09min) features French-Canadian artist Jacqueline Hoang Nguyen. She shares her story, as well as her process when it comes to creating her multi-faceted work.

As always, we end with Banh Mi Banter (37:04min).

We'll be off next week but will return after that with another Saigoneer podcast.

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