The Memoirist
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The Memoirist

The Blue-Eyed Woman from Hanoi

I went to Vietnam to surf and was forgiven for a war

Beautiful Vietnamese woman staying in a long white dress

My knees were bent and nearly touching my stomach as I sat in a small, red plastic chair. I was dripping with sweat and sipping a beer on the curbside of a corner bia hoi in Hanoi, Vietnam. Feeling like a half-drunk toddler, I looked up, wiped my perspiring forehead, and motioned to the young woman who had served my first…



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Gentry Bronson

Media & Creative Producer. Writer. Editor. Composer. Songwriter. Pianist. Traveler. Singer. Surfer. Waterman. @gentrybronson