From: Banh, Kathy
Sent: Friday, February 25, 2011 8:29 AM
Subject: RE: Old memory

Ha ha ha….I can’t stop laughing. If I got a call from Hollywood, Can you be my agent? Until then I must get back to my real job J

From: Paul Chau [mailto:ppppchau@yahoo.com]
Sent: Thursday, February 24, 2011 11:32 PM


It was a very interesting and honest story to be heard!

Don't feel bad for yourself because you already had an opportunity to "Get Even" at our Duc Tri Reunion Party this time-- No wonder you were everywhere (from MC, singing, folk, ballroom,and line dancings, etc.), and you've had proven to the world that you are a talented individual ( too bad not being recognized at early age as story unfolded)... not only in the entertainment arena, but also in the cyberworld- especially in "youtube"...

Simply put, you have outperformed everyone else I know so far...Now, you are gearing toward "Photoshop"-  What's next???


From: Banh, Kathy <BanhK@metro.net>
Date: Thursday, February 24, 2011, 3:14 PM

You are right. I did not see any of your pictures either! So we were on the same boat. All that time I felt bad for myself thinking that I was being singled out. The majority of those cute pictures were kids in Tuyet-Lien’s grade. I am sure there were cameras at our time! Huh, they just miss the best shot.

It’s ok, we will make up for that in some ways.

From: Tanya Chen [mailto:tchenken@yahoo.com]
Sent: Thursday, February 24, 2011 3:01 PM

Hi Kathy,

I like the idea of your next project.  Can you do that for me as well since I don't have any other picture either?  Make sure to chose the one with a nice figure for me ok LOL.

Tanya Chen

From: "Banh, Kathy" <BanhK@metro.net>
Sent: Thu, February 24, 2011 1:39:38 PM

Thanks for your complements, you always some nice thing to say!  Perhaps, my next project would be to Photoshop my face from the only picture of me with Tuyet-Huong and Ai-Nhu and paste it to one of those cute little dancers…J J J

From: Bac Han [mailto:bhan@chrontel.com]
Sent: Thursday, February 24, 2011 1:19 PM

Hi Kathy,

How have you been Kathy ? That’s a very touching story, Kathy. You have created a live image of the good old days. It’s sad that you don’t have any old picture on stage. I believe you have talent in entertainment back then when you were young in elementary. There must be a lot of little events like that in the good old days. Try to write it down once you think and feel about any event in childhood which I believe it is a beautiful, valuable and memorable incident.

It’s very important that every Duc-Tri’s alumni should write something, a short one is still great to share with the community those little events which did happen in your lovely school. Reality is sometimes boring, you know; therefore, thinking about our childhood is a wonderful thing to do and all you should do is just jog a few lines to recall those lovely memories. Keep it up in that direction, you all will build up a proud and priceless treasure on Ductrituyhoa.com.

I’d like you to know we all really enjoy your lovely story, keep writing and sharing, Kathy J.

Thank you.


From: Banh, Kathy [mailto:BanhK@metro.net]
Sent: Thursday, February 24, 2011 10:25 AM

A little story I’d like to share…

My favorite memory of DucTriTuyHoa was the big feast we had at school every year, maybe during the Moon Festival. There were food, mainly goat curry, plenty of it, and the fantastic show by students. Residents near school crowded all over the fence. Many even climbed up high on trees and gate tried to have a peek of the show.

I have always love dancing and singing. But back in the days, I rarely had a chance to perform because Tuyet-Huong, Tu-Phuong, Nhung, and other girls were always the chosen ones for dancing. As for singing, Ai-Nhu, Ai-Lieu, Ai-Thu, etc were everyone’s favorite. One year, I got to fill in for someone who was sick or just having a tantrum just a few days before the festival. Oh I was so thrill to be part of it. I had to learn the routine in a hurry and tried to fit in the costume that wasn’t my size. That day I had two safety pins on the back of my shirt and one on the waist of my skirt.

Tragically, only seconds into the dance, the pin on my skirt decided to pop open. Ouch! It hurts. From that moment on, I had to hold on to my skirt and forgot all the routines. For the rest of the performance, I was basically running here and hopping there trying to catch up with others.

With all that embarrassments, I was still proud to be on stage. It was too bad there wasn’t even a single picture of me to prove that I was really up there!

The photos below were provided by Tien Huynh, a son Mr. Huynh, an old teacher of Duc Tri

Old photos bring back lots of good memories. Some of us were fortunate to have kept some valuable old pictures. If anyone have more old photos to share, please contact kathy.banh@yahoo.com



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