Vietnamese American Youth Alliance

VAYA Sponsors Pacific Arts’ Spring Showcase movie ‘How to Fight in Six-Inch Heels’

VAYA is a sponsor for Pacific Arts Movement’s spring showcase movie, “How to Fight in Six-Inch Heels” by Ham Tran.


About the movie:


In the new uproarious comedy, HOW TO FIGHT IN SIX INCH HEELS, director Ham Tran (JOURNEY FROM THE FALL) and triple threat – writer/producer/star – Kathy Uyen (KIEU) team up to create a vibrant Asian American feature that scored box office success in Vietnam in 2013.

Meet Anne, an ambitious Vietnamese American fashion designer who has it all: a successful career and a dreamy fiance. Things quickly change, when Kiet, the fiance relocates to Vietnam and Anne becomes suspicious of Kiet’s intentions. In haste she flies to Vietnam, disguises herself as a supermodel and accidentally becomes Vietnam’s new IT girl.

HOW TO FIGHT is a benchmark film that showcases the best of Vietnam’s film industry, which is lead by a plethora of Asian Americans. Reminiscent of THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, HOW TO FIGHT is a cleverly written film bursting with strong female characters, a perfect blend of humorous and touching moments and of course, fashion a plenty.

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Academic and Career Fair for Success


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VAYA’s 9th Annual San Diego Tet Festival 2014

FREE Admission!

@Mira Mesa Community Park (Not Qualcomm Stadium)

Mira Mesa Community Park
8575 New Salem Street
San Diego, CA 92126

Fri Jan 31 5 PM - 10 PM
Sat Feb 1 11 AM - 10 PM
Sun Feb 2 11 AM - 9 PM


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Join SDTET 2014 Team

You’re invited to help San Diego’s largest and only free Tet Festival! We’re looking for volunteers to to head up a few committees. You’ll gain event planning experience, new friends, as well as business connections. Email us at for more information.
Thanks! SD Tet Festival 2014 Team –

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Mira Mesa – The eighth annual San Diego Tet Festival, the Vietnamese New Year celebration, will be moving to from its usual home in Balboa Park to Mira Mesa.

2013 Tet Festival

2013 Tet Festival

Because of the preparation for the 2015 Centennial Celebration, the festival’s usual spot at the corner of President’s Way and Park Boulevard is under construction and will not be available. This year’s festival will be held at Mira Mesa Community Park, 8575 New Salem St.

The festival, which attracts 20,000 people each year, promises fun for whole the family with such activities as carnival rides and games, authentic Vietnamese food, lion dancing and firecrackers. And entertainment programs, such as the Miss Vietnam of San Diego and a Cultural Village to immerse yourself in Vietnamese culture.

Festival Dates and Hours are: Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free.

Vietnamese-American Youth Alliance (V.A.Y.A), a 501(c)3 non-profit, non-partisan, community-based organization, was founded in 2004 as a mean for Vietnamese-American youth to organize socially and culturally within the local communities.

At VAYA, we work to promote youth leadership, cultural awareness, social awareness, and community development. This is our mission. Everything we do reflects this mission and the values that make it possible.

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