Hmong Contemporary Issues
Les problématiques contemporaraines des Hmong

Hmoob Cov XWm Txheej rau Tiam no

Stories and other fictions
Niam Nkauj Zuag Paj ...

[...]Ib tav su, li txhua hnub, nws coj nyuj thiab twm mus haus dej. Rov qab seev7, hais7 kwv txhiaj, tu7 siab txog nws kev ntsuag. Quaj7 tag, ces sawv tsees, yuav rov los. Ua licas tseem hnov kiag ib ntwg cua tshuab nploog ya zom zaws. Lub plawv pas dej tawg kiag, qhib ob sab. Tub Ntsuag ntsia na has pom tawm plaws ib tug txwj laus, ya los ntawm nws. Txiv Nraug Ntsuag cev tuag tag.

- "Kuv yog Zaj Laug, tus kav lub pas dej no. Txiv Nraug Ntsuag, koj yog ib tug neeg siab zoo heev. Kuv yuav muab kuv tus ntxhais, Niam Nkauj Zuag Paj, rau koj nawb, me tub. Hnub i, koj pab tau kuv tus tub, ces kuv yuav pauj koj txiaj ntsim.

Ann Paj Yeeb's Wedding Dilemma

[...] Ann knew that her family and her community would not accept her dating a non-Hmong. She was living in a decade where the Hmong community was transitioning, but changes were doubled with tragedies. Marry a non-Hmong was something completely inconceivable and unacceptable. Her family wouldn't tolerate it. Afraid of her parents, and of their dreadful criticism and total rejection, she hid the relationship. Life went on, in grey color at home. [...]

The Frog who Wants to Be as Big as the Ox.

[...] The truth is that Frog Bul-Foast does not understand French at all. It simply deciphers words, and does not comprehend the figurative meaning. The writer, Jean de La Fontaine, wrote this parody to warn people about the danger of greediness and vanity. Our Frog believes that the story is real: he thinks he can be as huge as an ox. 

However, Frog Bul-Foast does not know what to do exactly in order to become as big as an ox. He thinks meticulously when a piece of idea emerges from its mind:
- I just need to behave like oxes in order to be as big as an ox.

In the Land of Hurt, when a frog is nicely huge, potbellied, and tall like an ox, the community loves inviting it to give speeches. All look at it very highly, as an excellent role mode

May's First Love

"But should I tell him that I did love him truly? It may console him. I can do that because he is still single.", she was wondering, torn between the urge to hug him and to cut him from her world. She chose to not say anything. Openly demonstrating one's affection was so problematic. Marrying is not about being in love, but surviving.
In each visit, she never stayed very long. She then ran back home, diligently cooked some fresh rice and boiled a chicken drum stick. When May knew it was time for Pheng to leave his aunt, she went out to wait for him on the road that took him to the bus station. When he arrived near her, they exchanged no word. She just gave him the small bag of food. Sometimes, when she had money, she put $10 or $20 in the bag. After sadly looking at him walking away, she came back home.