VSA UCI Gio Nam Mua Lan (Southern Wind Lion Dance) of Orange County

Southern Wind Lion Dance of Vietnamese Student Association at UC Irvine

Lion Profile

Lan "Ba Map" Truong

   Major: Liberal Studies

   Year: 3rd

   Hometown: Anaheim

    DOB: 5/14/86

What part of the lion are you?

I’m the Ba Map! =) Otherwise known as the part that keeps An and Thy distracted! I have yet to dance in a lion. I don’t have the endurance to be the head. I don’t have the strength to be the ass. Good luck trying to place me somewhere! ;) (You can be the sawhorse)

If you were a lion, what would they name you?


If you can design your own lion, what colors and style would it be?

Something very flamboyant and so original that, when people see my lion walking down the street, they’ll be like, “there goes great ol’ Butch!” Perhaps purple with bright neon green streamers going down the sides…and a bicycle horn so I can press it when I’m passing through. (man dat's uglie...)

What do you see yourself doing in 10 minutes?

I don’t know what I’ll be doing but I know I’ll be ten minutes cooler. 

What do you see yourself doing in 10 years?

Let’s see here…in ten years, I’ll be a thirty-one year old still living in poke war victory! Byahhhh! Plus, I’ll be ten years cooler. (David said you're gay for poking ppl at 31)

What interest you in lion dancing?

The dancing aspect. I like to dance and make a fool out of myself while doing it. It’s even better that my face will be covered so no one will know who it is =)

What make you come out for the team?

Apparently all the stud muffins, right? =P Hung, you’ve succeeded in creating a ‘cute’ team! I believe “I don’t care if they’re good, as long as they’re good-looking!” were your exact words. (Hung hates you...it's a secret d*mn it!)

Favorite quotes:


    “FIRE IN THE HOLE!”- my brother as he farts. 

    “The White House is in Sacramento right?”- my sister asking a serious question.  

    “Phantom of the Opera. Is that the movie where the guy eats people?!” –Hung 

         "if you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything." 

            “The confidence of ignorance will always overcome indecision of knowledge.” 

              “Things do not change; we change.”- Thoreau 

             “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”- Gandhi 

“Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at                        someone else; you are the one who gets burned.”- Buddha