Letter From Mr. Cường

Cường writes:

Hi Donny,

This is Cuong, the writer at Cuong.com. I was reading a few of your blog entries at VisualGUI and had to email you after I read “A Bad Asian Confession.” Wow. She seemed like a sweet girl. You did mess up. But messing up is part of being young, maturing, growing up. Look at me. I didn’t tell Nhi I loved her until 20 years later. And even then I didn’t take her hand. So your bad ain’t so bad. I hope you contacted your old girlfriend afterwards and made up, even if it was 20 years later.

Keep on writing! Your articles are refreshing! By the way, where’s your email list sign up? Can you sign me up? Thanks!

I just added you to my blogroll! You’re my first!


Dear Anh Cường,

Thank you for taking the time to write to me. It is an honor to hear from a Vietnamese-American voice I respect. I am glad that I had discovered cuong.com and subscribed to your blog via RSS Feed. On that note, I have an RSS Feed if you would like to subscribe. I do not have an email subscription because I don’t want to manage an email list. I don’t want to be responsible for people’s email. Furthermore, I don’t want to flood people’s inbox with my rants.

Thank you for sharing your story about your relationship and your advise to reconnect. A few years ago, I came across her name on Facebook through a mutual friend. I immediately sent a friend request hoping that we could put our past behind. Unfortunately, she still has not accepted my request. I tried. Based on some public photos she had posted, she seemed happy with her husband and kids. Maybe it is a good thing we aren’t reconnected.

Also thanks for adding me to your blog roll. It means a lot to me.

Take care of yourself and your family. Stay safe and healthy!


Donny Truong