From the Westbank to New Orleans East, there is a vibrant community of over 20,000 Vietnamese New Orleanians. Once a week host Kim Vu invites a guest to chat about Vietnamese etiquette, ancient proverbs, Vietnamese events in New Orleans, and Vietnamese food. A Vietnamese-American recently arrived from California, Kim combines her own discovery of the local Vietnamese community with her deep familiarity and love of Vietnamese life and customs. Kim and guests weave a tapestry of fun and pho, Hanoi and poboy, as VietNola explores the world of Vietnamese New Orleanians, here and in Vietnam.
In Part 2 of Kim's conversation with Mai Do and Tom Lasher - the bi-racial couple who fell in love after meeting at a coffeehouse on Magazine Street - Tom and Mai start a family. Living between New Orleans and Hanoi, raising bi-racial, bi-national children who also need to be bilingual has its challenges. But it comes with its own set of unique rewards - for children and parents.