Oh My Homeland!

During his trip in Viet Nam, songwriter Pham Duy was approached by a young innocent girl from Hau Giang selling “ve so” (lotto). He wanted to help by offering some money but the girl refused. She requested that he would buy some “ve so” from her. After buying the whole book of her “ve so” and walking away, the girl called him back and gave him her hairclip to thank him for what he did. Touched by the little girl, he penned down a song called “Chiec Cap Toc Thom Tho” (Fresh Scent of a Hairclip) to share his interaction with the little girl and his experience in our homeland. The inspirational lyrics along with Mong Thuy’s melancholic vocals warm up my heart. I need to go back, back to where I belong.