• 358 - Erica Kim - How Were Little Saigons in the U.S. Built?

    Erica Allen-Kim is an assistant professor of architectural history at the University of Toronto. Erica is the author of Building Little Saigon - This work is an in-depth look at the diverging paths of Vietnamese American communities, or “Little Saigons,” in America’s built environment.

    Building Little Saigon examines nearly fifty years of city building by Vietnamese Americans—who number over 2.2 million today. Author Erica Allen-Kim highlights architecture and planning ideas adapted by the Vietnamese communities who, in turn, have influenced planning policies and mainstream practices. Allen-Kim traveled to ten Little Saigons in the United States to visit archives, buildings, and public art and to converse with developers, community planners, artists, business owners, and Vietnam veterans. By examining everyday buildings—who made them and what they mean for those who know them—Building Little Saigon shows us the complexities of migration unfolding across lifetimes and generations.

    In the final days before the fall of Saigon in 1975, 125,000 Vietnamese who were evacuated or who made their own way out of the country resettled in the United States. Finding themselves in unfamiliar places yet still connected in exile, these refugees began building their own communities as memorials to a lost homeland. Known both officially and unofficially as Little Saigons, these built landscapes offer space for everyday activities as well as the staging of cultural heritage and political events.


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    1h 33m - Jun 19, 2024
  • 357 - Peter "Broke the Habit'

    ‘brokethehabit’ or also known as Peter is a Vietnamese-Canadian content creator from Vancouver, BC, CANADA who focuses on heartfelt conversations that resonate with the younger Vietnamese generation.

    Peter mainly focuses on content that questions the norms he was raised with and isn’t afraid to be a walking example of his own brand.

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    58m - Jun 17, 2024
  • 356 - Chef David Nguyen Part 2

    David Nguyen is a first generation Vietnamese American Cook and Content Creator. His culinary journey started at a young age.

    Growing up, he'd watch his mom cook to provide for the family—from selling rice plates as a street vendor in Vietnam to cooking for family gatherings. She is his biggest inspiration, and the reason why he cooks today. He's been fortunate to have worked for some of the best restaurants in the country, including The French Laundry.

    David started filming and sharing his recipes on social media in 2020. With some persistence and a little luck, he now has a community of passionate foodies like himself.


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    Many of you still have the chance to record and preserve the legacies of your own families. I’ve just begun to sit with families now for interview sessions to record the rich histories of parents and explore the lives of the generations that preceded them. Don’t let your family stories go untold! Take a moment to reach out and together we will bring out your family’s story on a recorded journey. - Kenneth Nguyen


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    59m - Jun 15, 2024
  • 355 - Hồng Anh Nguyễn - Writer + Director

    Hồng Anh Nguyễn is a queer German-Vietnamese writer, director, and editor currently based in Frankfurt am Main and Ho Chi Minh City. Her short film SAIGON KISS premiered at the prestigious International Short Film Festival Clermont-Ferrand and went on to receive a Special Mention Award by the Queer Jury.

    Recently, Hồng Anh directed documentaries for EST Eastern Standard Times, highlighting the voices of modern Vietnamese women. Her work has been funded by British Council Vietnam, Goethe Institute and the Asia-Europe Foundation.

    She is a recipient of the STEP writers' stipend from Hessen Film & Media and a fellow of the Kyoto Filmmakers Lab 2022.

    Hồng Anh Nguyễn's personal website: https://www.honganhnguyen.com/ 

    Updates on Saigon Kiss: https://linktr.ee/saigonkiss 

    Trailer to Saigon Kiss: https://vimeo.com/honganhnguyen/saigonkisstrailereng 



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    1h 2m - Jun 13, 2024
  • 354 - Kevin Boston Cao - Starting From Zero in Hollywood

    Kevin Boston is a Los Angeles-based award-winning director and producer with multiple VMAs/BET nominations. Known for his experience in the entertainment industry, Kevin has produced a diverse range of projects, including music videos, commercials, and films, always with a deep appreciation for storytelling through visual language.

    Kevin sits in the producing seat while collaborating with names such as Elijah Woods, Jack Harlow, Pink, Derek Hough, Post Malone, Dove Cameron, The Kardashians, Drake, Backstreet Boys, Weezer, Kawhi Leonard, and Chris Brown.

    Kevin just finished co-directing with International Hong Kong Boy Band “Mirror” ft NBA all Stsr Damien Lillard and collaborating with Jawn Ha from the Kinjaz.

    He is also slated to premiere his short film this year “Happy Ending Funeral Parlor” with Corbin Bernsen (Psych), Tony Award winner Eric Nelsen (1883), Spencer Breslin (The Kid), Katie Sarife (Annabelle Comes Home), Cassie Scerbo (Make It or Break It) and Trevor Larcom (True Detective)

    He is actively developing a slate of original content, spanning scripted feature films, documentaries, short films, and TV + Digital Series.

    In addition to his professional pursuits, Kevin is a dedicated family man, proud father, and husband.


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    Many of you still have the chance to record and preserve the legacies of your own families. I’ve just begun to sit with families now for interview sessions to record the rich histories of parents and explore the lives of the generations that preceded them. Don’t let your family stories go untold! Take a moment to reach out and together we will bring out your family’s story on a recorded journey. - Kenneth Nguyen


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    1h 1m - May 31, 2024
  • 353 - Chris Wong + Weiko Lin - Who Composes Music in Vietnamese Films?

    Christopher Wong is a film composer. He is known for his musical scores in Vietnamese theatrical films and independent Asian American films including Journey from the Fall, First Morning and The Rebel. He trained under Academy Award winner Jerry Goldsmith.

    Weiko Lin has wrote and directed original plays and musicals that have been produced, workshopped, or received stage readings at various theaters. They include UCLA Royce Hall, UCLA Black Box, Veteran's Wadsworth Theater, David Henry Hwang Theater, Chicago's Silk Road Rising, The Loft Ensemble, and Japanese American National Museum.

    His original song LOVE THAT WAS (Music by Christopher Wong) was performed as part of the ASCAP Songwriting Showcase at 2018 Dramatist Guild National Conference. His newest musical RISE TO THE TOP will have its Workshop Concert Performance in the Arts District at Japanese American National Museum in February 2024.  

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    Many of you still have the chance to record and preserve the legacies of your own families. I’ve just begun to sit with families now for interview sessions to record the rich histories of parents and explore the lives of the generations that preceded them. Don’t let your family stories go untold! Take a moment to reach out and together we will bring out your family’s story on a recorded journey. - Kenneth Nguyen


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    1h 16m - May 28, 2024
  • 352 - Minh Ngoc Vu - How a Top Litigator Becomes a Champion for Civil Rights and Accessibility

    After graduating from law school, Minh spent nearly a decade as a litigator at one of the world’s top law firms, where she handled a variety of cases at all levels of the federal judicial system and before state and federal agencies.

    In 2001, Minh joined the Department of Justice where she served as Counselor to the Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights. In that position, Minh oversaw the enforcement of the ADA, the FHA, the Rehabilitation Act, as well as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

    She also represented the DOJ at the US Access Board, the federal agency charged with creating accessibility guidelines for public accommodations, commercial facilities, and federal agencies. She returned to private practice in 2003, where she has focused her practice on Title III of the ADA and related laws.

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    Many of you still have the chance to record and preserve the legacies of your own families. I’ve just begun to sit with families now for interview sessions to record the rich histories of parents and explore the lives of the generations that preceded them. Don’t let your family stories go untold! Take a moment to reach out and together we will bring out your family’s story on a recorded journey. - Kenneth Nguyen


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    1h 2m - May 23, 2024
  • 351 - Hoang Nguyen - What is the Future of Laser Science?

    Hoang Nguyen is a senior laser scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

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    Many of you still have the chance to record and preserve the legacies of your own families. I’ve just begun to sit with families now for interview sessions to record the rich histories of parents and explore the lives of the generations that preceded them. Don’t let your family stories go untold! Take a moment to reach out and together we will bring out your family’s story on a recorded journey. - Kenneth Nguyen


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    1h 10m - May 18, 2024
  • 350 - Viet Thanh Nguyen - Author of The Sympathizer

    Viet Thanh Nguyen’s novel The Sympathizer is a New York Times best seller and won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. The novel has been made into an HBO Series, which is now available on streaming.

    Viet is a University Professor, the Aerol Arnold Chair of English, and a Professor of English, American Studies and Ethnicity, and Comparative Literature at the University of Southern California. 

    Viet was born in Ban Mê Thuột, Viet Nam (now spelled Buôn Mê Thuột after 1975, a year which brought enormous changes to many things, including the Vietnamese language). He came to the United States as a refugee in 1975 with his family and was initially settled in Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, one of four such camps for Vietnamese refugees. From there, he moved to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, where he lived until 1978.

    Seeking better economic opportunities, his parents moved to San Jose, California, and opened one of the first Vietnamese grocery stores in the city. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, San Jose had not yet been transformed by the Silicon Valley economy, and was in many ways a rough place to live, at least in the downtown area where Viet’s parents worked. 

    Viet attended St. Patrick School and Bellarmine College Preparatory in San Jose. After high school, he briefly attended UC Riverside and UCLA before settling on UC Berkeley, where he graduated with degrees in English and ethnic studies. He stayed at Berkeley for a Ph.D. in English, moved to Los Angeles for a teaching position at the University of Southern California, and has been there ever since.


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    Many of you still have the chance to record and preserve the legacies of your own families. I’ve just begun to sit with families now for interview sessions to record the rich histories of parents and explore the lives of the generations that preceded them. Don’t let your family stories go untold! Take a moment to reach out and together we will bring out your family’s story on a recorded journey. - Kenneth Nguyen


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    53m - May 15, 2024
  • 349 - Phil Van - Writer/Director

    Phillip Van has worked as a commercial and branded narrative content director for over a decade. His projects often highlight the surreal in the everyday, combining an uncanny and dryly humorous tone with dynamic visual storytelling. He’s Vietnamese American and the first on his dad’s side to be born in the US. He grew up in Honolulu, Hawaii and Portland, Oregon and he currently lives in Los Angeles.

    After attending NYU Graduate Film, Phillip was named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film,” and appeared in Shoot Magazine’s New Directors Showcase. His work has since been featured by the New York Times, Rolling Stone, MTV, Pitchfork, AdAge’s “Best Ads,” Short of the Week and Vimeo’s Staff Picks. His commercial work has won D&AD, One Show and Addy awards and his narrative short films have garnered accolades at festivals including Berlin, Sundance and Telluride. 

    On the literary front, he’s one half of the writing duo Goodwin & Van. He and his writing partner Chris Goodwin penned the screenplay To The Extreme, which was featured on The Hit List, Young & Hungry List and The Black List, the annual rundown of Hollywood’s best unproduced screenplays. It’s currently in development through No Trace Camping (Room) and Ramona Films (The Disaster Artist), with Dave Franco attached to star.

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    Many of you still have the chance to record and preserve the legacies of your own families. I’ve just begun to sit with families now for interview sessions to record the rich histories of parents and explore the lives of the generations that preceded them. Don’t let your family stories go untold! Take a moment to reach out and together we will bring out your family’s story on a recorded journey. - Kenneth Nguyen


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    1h 19m - May 10, 2024
  • 348 - Supdawk - Content Creator

    Supdawk kicked off in 2020, founded by the dawk going by "Anonymous." This Vietnamese-American, born to refugee parents, was raised in Chicago but now calls Orange County home.

    It all started as a joke on YouTube back in '07, but by 2020, it turned into a full-on passion. Supdawk got into sharing his unique humor on big-time social platforms, tapping into that Asian American subculture with a comedic twist. Amidst the pandemic, the follower count just blew up.

    Supdawk's all about spreading those good vibes and laughs, aiming to shake up how folks see Asians, breaking down stereotypes one joke at a time.

    https://www.instagram.com/supdawk

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    Many of you still have the chance to record and preserve the legacies of your own families. I’ve just begun to sit with families now for interview sessions to record the rich histories of parents and explore the lives of the generations that preceded them. Don’t let your family stories go untold! Take a moment to reach out and together we will bring out your family’s story on a recorded journey. - Kenneth Nguyen


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    1h 23m - May 3, 2024
  • 347 - David Nguyen - Chef

    David Nguyen is a first generation Vietnamese American Cook and Content Creator. His culinary journey started at a young age.

    Growing up, he'd watch his mom cook to provide for the family—from selling rice plates as a street vendor in Vietnam to cooking for family gatherings. She is his biggest inspiration, and the reason why he cooks today. He's been fortunate to have worked for some of the best restaurants in the country, including The French Laundry.

    David started filming and sharing his recipes on social media in 2020. With some persistence and a little luck, he now has a community of passionate foodies like himself.


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    Many of you still have the chance to record and preserve the legacies of your own families. I’ve just begun to sit with families now for interview sessions to record the rich histories of parents and explore the lives of the generations that preceded them. Don’t let your family stories go untold! Take a moment to reach out and together we will bring out your family’s story on a recorded journey. - Kenneth Nguyen


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    1h 8m - May 1, 2024
  • 346 - Kieu Chinh - Actress - The Sympathizer

    Kieu Chinh is a Vietnamese-American actress, producer, humanitarian, lecturer and philanthropist.

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    Many of you still have the chance to record and preserve the legacies of your own families. I’ve just begun to sit with families now for interview sessions to record the rich histories of parents and explore the lives of the generations that preceded them. Don’t let your family stories go untold! Take a moment to reach out and together we will bring out your family’s story on a recorded journey. - Kenneth Nguyen


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    51m - Apr 29, 2024
  • 345 - Anh Do - Creative Director and Head of Music at Expedia

    Anh Do is a creative director and marketing executive. As Executive Creative Director, Head of Music at Expedia Group, she oversees music supervision and creative strategy for its house of brands: Expedia, Hotels.com and Vrbo.  

     Do began her career as a musician, playing in seminal indie band The Tyde, which released albums on Rough Trade Records. Before Expedia Group, Do was a founding partner at IAMSOUND, a hybrid creative studio and visual artist management firm where she was a three-time Clio Music award winner for her work on campaigns for Billie Eilish and Solange. 

    Do also works as a music supervisor on films. Her latest project is HBO’s The Stroll, which premiered June 2023. 

    A Vietnamese refugee, Do is a passionate advocate for inclusion and mentorship.

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    Many of you still have the chance to record and preserve the legacies of your own families. I’ve just begun to sit with families now for interview sessions to record the rich histories of parents and explore the lives of the generations that preceded them. Don’t let your family stories go untold! Take a moment to reach out and together we will bring out your family’s story on a recorded journey. - Kenneth Nguyen


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    1h 10m - Apr 26, 2024
  • 344 - Gee Q Pham - Rapper

    Gee Q Pham a Southeast San Diego native & rapper has been recording his own music since 2003.

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    Many of you still have the chance to record and preserve the legacies of your own families. I’ve just begun to sit with families now for interview sessions to record the rich histories of parents and explore the lives of the generations that preceded them. Don’t let your family stories go untold! Take a moment to reach out and together we will bring out your family’s story on a recorded journey. - Kenneth Nguyen


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    59m - Apr 24, 2024
  • 343 - Bao Nguyen - Director of The Greatest Night In Pop

    Bao Nguyen is an Emmy-nominated Vietnamese American filmmaker whose work has been seen on HBO, Netflix, the New York Times, ESPN, among many others. He directed BE WATER, a deep dive into the life and journey of Bruce Lee, competed in the U.S. Documentary Competition category at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival and was invited to other prestigious festivals such as SXSW, Cannes, Telluride, Hot Docs, among many others. It broadcast nationally on ESPN and is the most watched ESPN 30 for 30 film ever. 


    His latest film, THE GREATEST NIGHT IN POP, a feature documentary about the making of the seminal global hit song, "We Are the World", world premiered at the 2024 Sundance Film Festival and launched globally on Netflix on January 29th where it quickly became the number one film globally on the platform. He also recently directed Apple’s first major project in Vietnam, a Shot on iPhone film featuring Vietnam’s hottest singer, tlinh.


    In addition to his directing work, he is a partner at EAST Films, a production company based in Vietnam looking to elevate Vietnamese cinema domestically and abroad. At EAST, he produced the feature ROM which won the top prize at the 2019 Busan International Film Festival and was one of the highest grossing films in Vietnam in 2020, and MAIKA which premiered at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. 


    He is 2011 PBS/WGBH Producers Workshop Fellow, an alumnus of the 2012 and 2014 Berlinale Talent Campus, a Firelight Media Fellow, and a 2022 BAFTA US Breakthrough recipient. He earned his BA in Politics/International Relations at NYU and his MFA at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. He is currently repped by CAA and managed by Mosaic.

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    Many of you still have the chance to record and preserve the legacies of your own families. I’ve just begun to sit with families now for interview sessions to record the rich histories of parents and explore the lives of the generations that preceded them. Don’t let your family stories go untold! Take a moment to reach out and together we will bring out your family’s story on a recorded journey. - Kenneth Nguyen


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    1h 11m - Apr 18, 2024
  • 342 - Thu Nguyen + Timothy Bui - M.E.M.O. - Medical, Educational Missions & Outreach.

    M.E.M.O. is an acronym for Medical, Educational Missions & Outreach. A The organization consists of a group of doctors, health professionals, and student volunteers that travel to Vietnam to hold free health clinics in villages. Part of the mission of M.E.M.O is to conduct a preliminary needs assessment, administer vitamins for the severely malnourished population, treat patients to the highest ethical standard, and sponsor referrals to those with needs beyond the mission's capabilities.

    Every summer a group consisting of doctors, health professionals, and student volunteers from U.C.I., U.S.C & U.C.S.D. chapters of M.E.M.O. travel to impoverished communities in Vietnam. It is during this mission trip that the programs (Dental, Heart, Hope, Scholarship) reach fruition, thanks to the dedicated volunteer members throughout the year as well as the mission goers and doctors who dedicate their expertise as well.

    M.E.M.O holds free health clinics in rural areas for 3-4 days of the mission trip. During these clinics, trained M.E.M.O. volunteers have the opportunity to partake in the following stations: patient intake, crowd control, triage, dental, pharmacy, consultation, EKG, ultrasound and physical therapy. 

    Through these health clinics, the students have the privilege to not only assist the underserved communities of Vietnam but also have the opportunity to observe and learn first hand from medical professionals. The volunteer doctors can provide primary assessment, prescribe medication and/or transfer patients to the EKG or ultrasound specialists. For patients who require care that are beyond M.E.M.O's capabilities, sponsor referrals to local hospitals are available so that local patients are able to get the necessary treatment.

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    Many of you still have the chance to record and preserve the legacies of your own families. I’ve just begun to sit with families now for interview sessions to record the rich histories of parents and explore the lives of the generations that preceded them. Don’t let your family stories go untold! Take a moment to reach out and together we will bring out your family’s story on a recorded journey. - Kenneth Nguyen


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    56m - Apr 15, 2024
  • 341 - Christina Vo - Author

    Christina Vo is a Santa Fe-based author whose work delves into themes such as loss, intergenerational trauma, healing, identity, and the notions of home and reconciliation. Her second book, My Vietnam, Your Vietnam, is an intergenerational memoir co-written with her father.

    Christina is also the author of The Veil Between Two Worlds: A Memoir of Silence, Loss, and Finding Home. With a background in international work, Christina has experience at UNICEF, the World Economic Forum, and various nonprofits. She currently works at Stanford University and holds an MSc from the London School of Economics.

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    Many of you still have the chance to record and preserve the legacies of your own families. I’ve just begun to sit with families now for interview sessions to record the rich histories of parents and explore the lives of the generations that preceded them. Don’t let your family stories go untold! Take a moment to reach out and together we will bring out your family’s story on a recorded journey. - Kenneth Nguyen


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    1h 3m - Apr 11, 2024
  • 340 - Kieu-Linh Caroline Valverde - Ao Dai Festival Curator

    Professor Kieu-Linh Caroline Valverde received her B.A. in Political Science and Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Her teaching, research and organizing interests include: Southeast Asian American history and contemporary issues, mixed race and gender theories, Fashionology, Aesthetics, Diaspora, and Transnationalism Studies.

    As a passionate advocate for the arts, she curated the exhibit Áo Dài: A Modern Design Coming of Age (2006) for the San Jose Museum of Quits and Textiles in partnership with Association for Viet Arts, and consults for the annual Áo Dài Festival held in San Jose (2011, 2012 and 2024).

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    Many of you still have the chance to record and preserve the legacies of your own families. I’ve just begun to sit with families now for interview sessions to record the rich histories of parents and explore the lives of the generations that preceded them. Don’t let your family stories go untold! Take a moment to reach out and together we will bring out your family’s story on a recorded journey. - Kenneth Nguyen


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    53m - Apr 3, 2024
  • 339 - Jacqueline Thu Thao - Executive Producer of Fragile Flower

    Dr. Jacqueline Thu Thao (Dr. J) is the executive producer of the new feature film Fragile Flower. Before she entered into the film industry, Dr. J graduated from the University of Southern California with a Doctorate in Pharmacy in 1998.

    She took a two-year sabbatical to learn about herbs and plants from Eastern countries and incorporated this knowledge with Western science teachings, in order to combine the best of both Eastern Ayurveda and Western medicine, empowering Dr. J’s Natural to become a credible science-based nutraceuticals and cosmeceuticals company.

    As a clinical compounding pharmacist for 23 years, she founded Dr. J’s Natural with the motivation of “Do Good, Feel Good.” With a passion for health and wellness, Dr. J aims to create products that are simple, effective and affordable for all. In addition to her goal to promote healthy living, Dr. J desires to give back to those in need through Dr. J’s Natural, vowing to give 10% of every dollar to a number of non-profit organizations worldwide.

    Some of these non-profit organizations include Kiva, Because of the Heart, Handicapped of the Orphans Fund for children in Vietnam and American Uniformed Services Association in the USA. For the past 12 years. Dr. J has been very passionate about her health and her clients’ health. She frequently holds seminars and launched a popular wellness blog.

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    Many of you still have the chance to record and preserve the legacies of your own families. I’ve just begun to sit with families now for interview sessions to record the rich histories of parents and explore the lives of the generations that preceded them. Don’t let your family stories go untold! Take a moment to reach out and together we will bring out your family’s story on a recorded journey. - Kenneth Nguyen


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The Vietnamese with Kenneth Nguyen
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