For Local Vietnamese Children, Tet Means The Beginning Of Another Year Of Wondering How They Ended Up In This Frozen Hellhole Full Of White Devils. I Mean Candy And Games. Candy And Games. Yeah, That’s It

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tet partyPORTLAND – It takes a certain dexterity, as well as lifelong experience, to maneuver a piece of dried elbow macaroni down a table using chopsticks. That may be why business was slow at the chopstick game at the Vietnamese American Association of Maine’s lunar new year celebration on Saturday. Even Thanh Nguyen, 12, of Saco considered the chopstick expert by her friends, Jennie Ta, 16, and Jennifer Chau, 11, both of Saco, who were all helping to run the game, said the game was extremely difficult. “I can’t even get one,” said Thanh. The chopstick game was among the children’s activities featured at the celebration of the Vietnamese new year, known as Tet, at The Gold Room & Turf’s in Portland. The association, which has hosted the event for the past four years, scheduled the celebration a week before the actual holiday, which falls on Feb. 10, because the first three days of the holiday are traditionally spent with family members at home. (read more at Portland Press Herald)