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Episode 7 | The Many Journeys of Lam Lo (Part 1)

Episode 7 | The Many Journeys of Lam Lo (Part 1)

Lam and Ann Lo take the boys for a ride, early 1970s, Saigon.

Lam and Ann Lo take the boys for a ride, early 1970s, Saigon.

Meet Lam Lo, the guest for Story of My Life's first series and first story in translation. Lam is a story of real-life heroism. His story has humbled me and made me grateful. I hope his spirit is as contagious as his laugh, but I suspect its harder won.

So they led life in misery until the Japanese surrendered in 1945. He thought, ‘The war is over now.’
— Lam Lo, Episode 7

Part 1 covers Lam's life until age 40, when Saigon fell, 1975. But Lam was on the move before then. He was born in 1934 in China. Seeking a better life, his family moved to Vietnam. Lam taught himself to read, worked as a newspaper reporter, an acupuncturist, and a soldier. He has reinvented himself many times, beginning with his name.

To hear more about how the more than 70-year-old love triangle featured in this episode was uncovered, sign up for the Story of My Life newsletter. Don't miss the rest of Lam's story. Be sure you hear Part 2. Subscribe on iTunes.

A very special thanks to Pat Tan for translating and to Alex Lo.

Listen to the rest of Lam's story here.

Episode 8 & Episode 9 | The Many Journeys of Lam Lo Parts 2 & 3

Episode 8 & Episode 9 | The Many Journeys of Lam Lo Parts 2 & 3

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