Lien, Xa Phang Ethnic Group, Vietnam
“Meeting each other might be our fate and destiny. We met on Facebook…showed him as a friend suggestion.”
Linh, 18, is from the Xa Phang ethnic group living in a small traditional village in Northern Vietnam. She and her husband were the first people we met in their village and they welcomed us into their home, taking the time to explain their story and culture to Trinh and I. The first thing she tells us is about how they met.
“Meeting each other might be our fate and destiny. We met on Facebook. We lived 70 km far away from each other. We’ve been married for 8 months. Facebook showed him as a friend suggestion. His relatives live near my house. There are not many of us, so we almost knew each other already.” (Their ethnic group is quite small).
“He ‘attacked’ me. People tell me that he is a good man so I just ‘attacked’ him too. We both “attacked” each other” ( they tell us scratching their heads shyly and giggling).
“My only wish now is that my child will have good health when she is born. This is our first child.”
Linh, 18 years old
Xa Phang Ethnic Group
Dien Bien Province, Vietnam
Xa Phang (Hoa) Ethnic Group — Summary
Sub-group of Hoa