Another year! You survived one more rotation of the earth! And you’re still in one piece! Today is a great one to celebrate regardless of the condition of your bank account, love life or job – you are still alive! Amazing, isn’t it! Yayyy! I know you are feeling okay because you’re actually able to read this. If you are still hung over from New Year’s Eve, sleeping it off or passed out in District 1 in Ho Chi Minh City, clearly you have no idea what I’m writing about. Eggs, bacon and one Bloody Mary, please! I wonder what do vegans use for a hang-over cure? So what’s in store for 2019? Well, for expats, more visa runs. For the Viet Kieu, more haggling over new hotel construction contracts and for the locals, time to start a new business! Probably a shop selling the same thing as the other fifty shops in the same street. At least Vietnamese are optimists! Depends on how you want to look at it… are you an optimist or a pessimist? Do you read a lot of fake news? Is your life … [Read more...] about New Year’s Day…Here we go again!
Arnold schwarzenegger 70 years old
Illustrative photo (Source: VNA) Hanoi (VNS/VNA) - The pepper export price is forecast to continue at a high level this year. The Vietnam Pepper Association (VPA) reported that pepper was sold at 90,000 VND (3.98 USD) per kg last year on the domestic market, almost doubling the previous year’s 48,000 VND, after a constant reduction over the last few years. The average export price of Vietnam’s pepper in December 2021 reached 4,703 USD per tonne, a sharp increase of almost 70 percent on the year 2020. The average export price for the whole year reached 3,593 USD per tonne, up 55.2 percent compared to 2020. Therefore, Vietnam’s pepper export turnover in 2021 rose by 42 percent compared to 2020 to 938 million USD, although the export decreased by 8.5 percent in volume to 261,000 tonnes. The association forecasts that Vietnam’s pepper exports will rebound from the first quarter of 2022 with an estimated world purchasing demand of 130,000-160,000 tonnes, while the … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s pepper exports forecast for growth this year
A ceremony to plant Neu (a tall bamboo pole with red garment strips used to ward off evil spirits during the lunar New Year) was re-enacted on the day. The activities comprise musical programs, an event to make chung (square glutinous rice) cake and three thematic installation art exhibitions. Vice head of the management board of Hoan Kiem Lake and Old Quarter Tran Thi Thuy Lan said cultural-art activities in celebration of the Tet festival offers chances to promote Hanoi’s history and culture to visitors at home and abroad, encouraging people, especially the youths, to pay due attention to traditional cultural traits. The activities will be arranged until February 15, or the 15th day of the first lunar month which is "Tet Nguyen tieu" (First Full Moon Festival), with COVID-19 prevention and control measures being in place. They can be watched at the Facebook page ‘Pho co Ha Noi’ (Hanoi Old Quarter) and website hoankiem360.vn. Tet is the largest and longest traditional … [Read more...] about Hanoi’s Old Quarter hosts traditional Tet activities
The Tet holiday is no less special for Vietnamese citizens who, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, cannot travel back to their homeland for the most special time of year. Instead, they have found creative and imaginative ways to celebrate in their adopted countries. Nguyen Thi Minh Thu, owner of Spar supermarket in the Zonhoven region in Belgium, introduces lean pork paste, a traditional Tet food, to local people in her town. VNA/VNS Photo Huong Giang Vietnamese businesswoman Nguyen Thi Minh Lien is one of those who cannot travel back to Vietnam this year. She is the director of a private Vietnamese product import company in Brussels and is always busy with her job. She spends most of her time studying European standards of imported goods and seeking ways to bring more Vietnamese agricultural products to Belgian markets. She has learnt how to operate the accounting and administrative system of Belgium and the spending habits of local consumers. Lien works almost … [Read more...] about Distance doesn’t stop overseas Vietnamese from finding special ways to celebrate Tet
In the letter, he conveyed his warm sentiment and best wishes to the officers, instructors, learners and soldiers of the academy. Throughout its 70 years of development under the leadership of the Party, State, the Defense Ministry and the Central Military Commission, he hailed the academy for staying united, active, creative to overcome difficulties and fulfill assigned tasks. Tens of thousands of political officers at the strategic level were trained and graduated from the academy to join battlefields nationwide, contributing to building a politically-strong military, strengthening the Party leadership over the military, as well as the victory of the armed forces and people in the past resistance wars and the national construction and defense at present. On behalf of the Party and State leaders, Phuc hailed generations of officers, instructors, learners and soldiers of the academy for their achievements over the past seven decades. He expressed his strong belief that the … [Read more...] about President congratulates Military Political Academy on 70th anniversary
An HCMC City Covid-19 treatment field hospital has helped get a South Korean man infected with Covid-19 home. According to HCM City’s Field Hospital 16, the 58-year-old man was received by South Korea’s Gangnam Severance Hospital on January 22. The patient transported to Tan Son Nhat International Airport to take the flight to South Korea The patient had breathing difficulties and high blood pressure On January 6. He tested positive for Covid-19 at a hospital in District 7. Because of his worsened condition, he was moved to Field Hospital 16. He then had to use the Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) method. Doctor Giang Minh Nhat Field Hospital 16’s intensive care ward said that the patient was hospitalised in a serious condition due to an autoimmune system Cytokine storm. He also suffers from underlying diseases like high blood pressure and diabetes. After nine days of intensive treatment, he saw improvement. His family wanted to bring him home … [Read more...] about South Korean Covid-19 patient transported home from HCM City