2017 Tet Sinh Vien Festival

Photos by: Ned Du Written by: Jullianne Pham, Miss Social 2016 The Royal Court attended the Tet Sinh Vien Festival at Yerba Buena High School on February 11th. Quan, Savannah, and Alex arrived in the early morning to help set up the MVNCI booth. The ladies gave away Li Xi’s to children that stopped by the table, and they also made arts & crafts with paper crowns along with the children. Several visitors stopped by the booth to take photos with the Royal Court as the afternoon passed. By the time it was 3PM, the ladies went backstage of...

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October Community Service – VietAYA’s MAYS

Written by: Savannah Pham, 1st Princess 2016 Photo Credits: Tuan Anh Nguyen On Sunday October 23rd, Quan, Alex, Jullianne, and I volunteered in San Jose for the MAYS (Mid-Autumn Youth Summit) workshop, held by the Vietnamese-American Youth Association. This workshop was hosted for high school students, mainly those in their local high school Vietnamese Student Associations who were rising leaders. To start off the day after introducing ourselves, we asked the students to introduce themselves and their schools so we could learn more about them. Then, Quan and I led an icebreaker to encourage active listening; as active listening...

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Community Service – Lytton Gardens

Written by: Jullianne Pham, Miss Social 2016 On Saturday October 1, 2016; Jullianne and Alex visited the Lytton Gardens in Palo Alto to help decorate the nursing home for Halloween! The ladies arrived at 10AM to check-in. Upon arrival, they were led towards the storage room in the back—there were a handful of boxes, containers, and baskets full of Halloween decorations! They were told that they had the freedom to decorate as they pleased in the front lobby and in the back room where the elderly played games and ate their meals. Alex and Jullianne decorated the front lobby...

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Miss Asian Global 2016 Pageant

Written by: Y Phun, 2nd Princess 2016 Photo Credits: David Yu Photography and Miss/Mrs. Vietnam USA Pageant   On August 20th, 2016; the MVNCI 2016 court attended the 2016 Miss Asian Global (MAG) Pageant at the Herbst Theater in San Francisco. My court and I had the opportunity to watch the MAG pageant for the first time. When we arrived at the theater our escort, Cong, showed us where to check in and get our ticket. We talked to the programming staff and they told us the tasks we needed to do. We helped the programming committee by handing...

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2015 Tet Festival at History Park, San Jose

On February 28, 2015,  the 2015 MVNCI court made our way to the highly anticipated celebration hosted in San Jose, CA — the Tet Festival!  As we stepped onto the grounds of History/Kelley Park, the Tet atmosphere came alive with lunar decorations, individuals dressed in cultural-wear, and music. We first setup our booth where we planned to hand out red envelopes filled with chocolate coins, toy cars, and tiaras to the children that stopped by, as we waited for the opening ceremony to begin.  Cathy and Mandy were asked to be the MC’s for the opening ceremony, and the collaboration of the two could not have made...

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