I Love Ngoc Lan

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That Ngoc Lan was nicknamed “Con ma nha ho Hua”* (Ghost of theHua-Promise-Family) by “Duy Quang group”? It was because she kept saying “yes” to their invitations to parties and gatherings, and then she
invariably never showed up.
**”Con Ma Nha Ho Hua” was a pre-1975 movie with Cai Luong actress Bach Tuyet in the starring role.

that the youngest girl (in the background) in the Va Con Tim Da Vui Tro Lai video performance was Ngoc Lan’s own god-daughter?

that her beauty secret (people always asked) was “a full night’s rest”?

that her regular forms of exercise were swimming and jogging?

that Ngoc Lan as a child loved “mut Mang Cau” and “Mut Bi” the most?

that Ngoc Lan did not care for “Banh Chung”, but loved to eat Pork stew Chinese style “Thit kho Tau voi dua gia” for the duration of TET (3 days)?

that Ngoc Lan loved hot pink roses (as seen in her performance of “Lien Khuc Me” -Asia Entertainment)?

that Ngoc Lan had a habit of giving away one of her earrings, that she wore at a show, to fans?

that Ngoc Lan started letting her hair grow in 1976, and that, despite several attempts by the “Vietnamese music industry people” to convince her to cut her hair (to create a “new look”), she always refused?

that Ngoc Lan finally had her hair cut short in 1998, as a result of her illness (for the sake of convenience)?

that Ngoc Lan loved watching movies?

that Ngoc Lan’s favorite form of relaxation (daily) was walking?

that Ngoc Lan’s favorite poets were Huy Can, Dinh Hung, and Ho Dzenh (tho tien chien)?

that the purple dress, on “Vigor” theme page, was one of Ngoc Lan’s favorites, and the color was referred to as “Mau Tim Hue”?

that Ngoc Lan loved Vietnamese, Thai, and Japanese foods the most?

that Ngoc Lan loved fruit, especiallly mangoes (ripened), mang cut, chom chom (rambutan), nhan (longan), and cherries?

that her favorite desserts were: Mochi ice-cream (Vanilla) and Che Thai (exotic fresh fruits in coconut milk)?

that Ngoc Lan’s most loved Vietnamese dishes include: Bun Bo Xao, Bun Bo Hue, Bun Rieu, Com Tam Bi Cha, Canh Mong Toi, Canh Rau Day, Ca Tim Nuong, Dau Hu Nhoi Thit, as well as everyone’s favorite, Pho?

that Ngoc Lan’s favorite Thai dishes were Seafood Tom Yam and Seafood Salad?

that Ngoc Lan’s favorite Japanese dishes consisted of: sashimi and sushi with Ebi (cooked prawn), Ama Ebi (raw prawn), Awabi (abalone), and Sake (salmon)?

that Ngoc Lan actually was quite a chef, and that she was known for her Bún Ḅ Huê’?

that Ngoc Lan’s favorite book of all times was Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables (translated into Vietnamese), and that she first read it when she was 10 years old?

that one of Ngoc Lan’s favorite flowers is the “hoa ti-gôn”, which, incidentally, looks a bit like a Bleeding Heart?

that, of all family members, the person Ngoc Lan most resembled was her sister, writer Thao Chuyen? Indeed, the two of them looked very much alike, and they both probably took after their father.

that Ngoc Lan was 5’3″ (1.6 meters) tall?

that Ngoc Lan’s favorite colors are white and red? Because the first is charming and the second glorious.

that the song Ngoc Lan first sang professionally was “Lo Mai Sau” by Le Minh Bang, and she recorded it in 1983?

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  1. T́nh cờ nghe bài hát T́nh Khúc BUồn của Ngọc Lan trên youtube, t́m hiểu Ngọc Lan trên wikipedia, th́ mới biết là hôm nay đúng 10 năm ngày cô mất. Lướt thêm vài bài nữa đến bài Hạnh Phúc Nơi Nào của Ngọc Lan hát…không thể nào diễn tả nỗi… 10 năm ngày cô mất là quăng thời gian dài cô nhỉ? Cảm ơn cô đă đem tiếng hát của ḿnh đến mọi người, trong đó có con.
    R.I.P Ngọc Lan

    Comment by chammua — 3/6/2011 @ 9:11 am
  2. Cuộc đời đúng là vô thường( hic hic..).
    Có đ̣ rồi mất đó như nước trôi qua cầu. Sự ra đi quá sớm và quá nhanh của cô đă làm Lan sống măi trong trong ḷng những người đă từng là big fan của nàng.
    R.I .P. Miss you heap.

    Comment by Thuy Hoang — 3/25/2011 @ 9:32 am
  3. Nhờ trang web của các bạn ,tôi đă dược nghe 20 bài trên youtube , thật hay ,thật buồn ,thật da diết.
    Cảm ơn NL đă một thời làm cho chúng tôi mê đắm giọng hát ,
    và bây giờ và măi măi chúng tôi cùng yêu Ngọc Lan.
    Cảm ơn tấm chân t́nh của bạn đă dựng xây ngôi nhà này.

    Comment by Trương thị Kim Phụng — 5/26/2011 @ 3:22 am
  4. Nhớ chị Ngọc Lan, Thanh Lan! Nhớ da diết một khuôn mặt đượm buồn, một phong cách diễn trĩu nặng niềm đau, một giọng ca làm người nghe đem ḷng iêu măi măi !

    Comment by tran ba tuan — 9/14/2011 @ 11:38 am
  5. Nghe NL hát Mưa trên biển vắng hay tuyệt………NL là số 1

    Comment by huyhoang — 10/26/2011 @ 12:06 am
  6. love ngoc lan

    Comment by tu — 5/28/2012 @ 4:09 pm
  7. Xin cho chia se chuyen nay toi viet:

    http://huynhkienhoa.yolasite.com/niềm-thương-nỗi-nhớ-sài-g̣n.php

    Enjoy!

    Comment by Vincent Ly — 3/16/2014 @ 1:16 am

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