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This foreign dude has paddled around the whole day helping people during flood-time in Mid-Vietnam. He brings with him 1 pack of fresh “cháo” and 4 rolls of “bánh tét” as food supplies for people in need. As a Northern Vietnamese, all I can do is keep spreading this positive vibe around <3 by GloriousWRYYYYY in HumansBeingBros

[–]Laplace_Poker 80 points81 points  (0 children)

Sure, i will try my best. Just a head up, i’m treading a bit into generalising territory with dashes of personal experiences here so take it with a grain of salt. Ideology wise, the South is more Westernised as it was the main territory that was occupied by French and America back then while the North is more Communist-influenced. This manifest in the culture a few different ways.

In addition to the dialect, Northerners way of speaking are bit more formal. I find that they put a bigger emphasis on completing a full sentence with proper pronouns and everything, while Southerners tend to shorten them. Among interactions with my Northern relatives, i noticed they also quite frequently uses lot of proverbs and metaphors in casual conversations.

I would say Northerners are more traditional, but in saying that i don’t really know how to quite put it into words, here is an example anyway. During Tet (Lunar New Year), the North would tend to shut businesses down everywhere to celebrate. In the South, majority of business operations will still remain open during the national holiday. Although in recent times, more of businesses in the North tens to stay open during the holiday, as a whole you can still observe the difference pretty clearly.

Cuisine-wise. Northerners cuisine tend to be saltier while Southerners tend to be more mild and sweet.

Then there’s the stereotypes which i personally find to be pretty representative albeit generalising. Northerners tend to be more gung ho while Southerners are more chill. I like to use this example to convey the idea better, if a thief were to snatch someone’s purse, southerners would call the police and help the victim up while northerners would throw bricks and beat up the thief. Another stereotype is Hanoians, and i’m speaking as a Hanoians, tend to be more elitist about themselves as the more cultural and refined bunch.

Nowadays, the newer generations are more globalised so these cultural differences won’t manifest in them as clearly as their parents generation. So you wouldn’t tend to see much differences between them except for the dialect.

I assume if your parents were immigrant, there would still be a lot of bad feelings as historically while North Viet Nam pushed for independence there were a lot of bloodshed and economical damages as a result that forced immigrants to seek better homes. It can be a difficult for them to explain it to you. The general North-South resentment would be relatively fresh in their memory. Heck even when i was student, i was the target of bully for my accent and being from the North. Must be a sensitive/ difficult-to-explain topic for your parents, though i’m sure if you have a sit down with them, they will tell you something.

Edit: thanks for the gold, kind stranger

My favorite English teacher from when I was in high school posted this today. We need more people like him in the world ❤️ by renduh in HumansBeingBros

[–]FedByAshes 332 points333 points  (0 children)

For anyone looking for themselves or someone they love:

Most schools will often work with students to replace their dead names in as many places as legally possible if they ask their counselors, tech person, and office staff. Their names can often be changed for their email address, on the gradebook rosters, and elsewhere. Also, their are 504 and school safety plans that may be applicable to help drive these changes forward.

Unfortunately, this is not true in all schools. The simple acceptance and validation of a student's identity is one of the most basic tenants for welcoming them to a classroom and school, driving them to succeed. The fact that some people would debate this practice confounds me and causes lasting harm. It leads to drop outs, self harm, and suicide in severe cases.

I would ask all of my fellow educators to ask how your school and district can assist these students. If you show an interest and drive the change then a school will be much more likely to make them. Asking a student or parent/guardian to do this can often lead to it being ignored. Be the ally you know you can be.

I love this by tony4jc in HumansBeingBros

[–]tony4jc[S] 54 points55 points  (0 children)

I love you and so does God. I pray for everyone needing love. God bless you my friend.

It's what a Space Marine would do by MichaelEmouse in HumansBeingBros

[–]LairdDeimos 76 points77 points  (0 children)

It is the 41st Millennium. For more than a hundred centuries The Emperor has sat immobile on the Golden Throne of Earth. He is the Master of Mankind by the will of the gods, and master of a million worlds by the might of his inexhaustible armies. He is a rotting carcass writhing invisibly with power from the Dark Age of Technology. He is the Carrion Lord of the Imperium for whom a thousand souls are sacrificed every day, so that he may never truly die.

Yet even in his deathless state, the Emperor continues his eternal vigilance. Mighty battlefleets cross the daemon-infested miasma of the Warp, the only route between distant stars, their way lit by the Astronomican, the psychic manifestation of the Emperor's will. Vast armies give battle in his name on uncounted worlds. Greatest amongst his soldiers are the Adeptus Astartes, the Space Marines, bio-engineered super-warriors. Their comrades in arms are legion: the Imperial Guard and countless planetary defence forces, the ever vigilant Inquisition and the tech-priests of the Adeptus Mechanicus to name only a few. But for all their multitudes, they are barely enough to hold off the ever-present threat from aliens, heretics, mutants - and worse.

To be a man in such times is to be one amongst untold billions. It is to live in the cruelest and most bloody regime imaginable. These are the tales of those times. Forget the power of technology and science, for so much has been forgotten, never to be re-learned. Forget the promise of progress and understanding, for in the grim dark future there is only war. There is no peace amongst the stars, only an eternity of carnage and slaughter, and the laughter of thirsting gods.

Professor of the year! by [deleted] in HumansBeingBros

[–]wauwy 260 points261 points  (0 children)

My professors also did this when my roommate committed suicide. (Jokes about that stupid movie with Zack Morris here...) They all gave me months-long extensions and offered me so much support. One of my junior professors even asked me if I'd like to move into her room because I was having such trouble sleeping in my dorm room. (My school ended up giving me a medical single to stay in, which was really difficult to find so late in the year.)

One of my professors gave me an extension for a massive term paper till long after graduation, and when I still couldn't finish it, he said he would grade me on what I had. Part of me wants to finish it now years later, but I know he really wouldn't care and it would actually be a bother to him at this point, but I'm just so grateful for everything he and my other professors did.

My school was amazing. But I've found most teachers are highly sympathetic and flexible if you let them know you're struggling hard. You just have to work up the courage to tell them -- which is not easy to do, especially if you feel like you're taking advantage. (Spoiler, everyone feels that way, and you're not.)

Woman who stayed with her horse for three hours until help arrived while the horse was stuck in mud. by FormerFruit in HumansBeingBros

[–]Frostitute_85 339 points340 points  (0 children)

Horse: Are you....FUCKING...kidding me. What is this shit??

Woman: I...I don't know what you mean, what's wrong? trying to hide slight smirk

Horse: It's like you do this on purpose, unbelievable! I couldn't look fatter at this angle! I look like a GODDAMN SPHERE!

Woman: Horace wait! Come on! Don't be so mad! Horace! to herself Oh shit, he's driving away, he's mad...shit and he's my ride back to town, fuck...

Saving forest bunnies from fires by jhofsho1 in HumansBeingBros

[–]jhofsho1[S] 175 points176 points  (0 children)

It was super cute. We released it back into the wild not long after this photo was taken.

Peru opened Machu Picchu for a single Japanese tourist after he waited almost seven months to enter, while trapped in the country during the coronavirus outbreak. by stokelymitchell in HumansBeingBros

[–]stokelymitchell[S] 529 points530 points  (0 children)

Yep, just hit the Guardian link under the first pic or this works too!

Edit: Just saw it’s a soft paywall. Here’s a run down.

Jesse Takayama’s entry into the ruins came thanks to a special request he submitted while stranded since mid-March in the town of Aguas Calientes, on the slopes of they mountains near the site, said the minister of culture, Alejandro Neyra, on Monday.

“He had come to Peru with the dream of being able to enter,” Neyra said in a virtual press conference. “The Japanese citizen has entered together with our head of the park so that he can do this before returning to his country.”

Takayama, his entry ticket on hand since March, entered the ruins of the citadel built more than 500 years ago on Saturday, and became the first visitor in seven months to be able to walk through the world heritage site. His original plan had been to spend only a few days in Peru to take in Mach

Keanu Reeves is awesome by KillerFernandesPeace Out in HumansBeingBros

[–]Holymolyyo 348 points349 points  (0 children)

Keanu has really been excellent to lots of folks.