Viet Nam News by Cát Lâm After an early dinner, I washed up then went to bed. Yet, I was unable to sleep straight away. I tossed and turned on bed for a long while like I was sick. Whenever I returned to my native village I felt as if I had taken ill. Strangely enough, leaving the place I returned to normal again. I kept this a secret because I was afraid it would make my mother worried. “Why does my summer vacation last so long?” I asked myself. Since the days I went to district boarding-school and then worked for a provincial establishment I had rarely come home for nearly a decade. I thought it might be unwise due to the generation gap between her and me. Whenever facing her I got an impression that I stood on the other side of the wide Mê River without bridges spanning its two banks. When I felt stressed due to work, I stayed in town for months partly because of her and due to being afraid of living in the country. Then suddenly one morning … [Read more...] about Pilgrims Crossing Mê River
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Viet Nam News Paul Kennedy So due to time differences and the fact I wasn’t going to stay up until 4am to write this column, England will either be in the final of Sunday’s World Cup or not. I’m not going to stick my neck on the line and look foolish by predicting a winner, but I will say this… it will be either England or Croatia in the final. Setting aside winning or losing, this has been a remarkable, if not completely surprising, World Cup for my home nation. Yet despite equaling their best ever finish in 28 years, when they were knocked out in the semi-final on penalties by Germany at Italia 90, there still seems to be a group of ‘fans’ out there not happy. I’m not talking about the loyal supporters over in Moscow, or those who were no doubt crammed into a bia hơi earlier today cheering on those in white, I’m talking about the keyboard warriors, probably lacking in friends and general social skills, who sit in their … [Read more...] about To all you keyboard warriors, GET A LIFE!
Viet Nam News Nguyễn Anh Tuấn could not speak the language of refugee children he met in other countries. However, he managed to teach them hip-hop dancing. For Nguyễn Anh Tuấn, hip-hop is more than just exercise. It is a spiritual experience too. By Bích Hường Since 2013, Nguyễn Anh Tuấn has travelled every year to neighbouring countries including Thailand, Laos, Myanmar and the Philippines to teach hip-hop to street children and other disadvantaged youngsters. The 29-year-old first became a volunteer seven years ago after he met Jerry Snell – a Canadian dance choreographer and hip-hop veteran who visited Việt Nam to promote his Street Art for Street Kids initiative, teaming up with the country’s top street dance crews with shelters for vulnerable children to offer dance lessons and companionship. “In a summer day in 2012, when I was teaching hip-hop to youngsters in Hà Nội’s Lenin … [Read more...] about The different sides to hip-hop
With HEINEKEN named the most sustainable company in Vietnam, could you please share your company’s path to this prestigious recognition by the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce (VCCI)?At HEINEKEN, sustainability is an integral part of our entire supply chain. From the very first days of HEINEKEN in Vietnam, we have made a clear commitment to becoming a leading sustainable business in Vietnam. We do not measure success just in terms of revenue or profit – it is vital to us that our growth does not come at the cost of the environment and that we can positively contribute to improving the lives of the people and the communities here.Our sustainable strategy, ‘Brewing a Better Vietnam’, has six areas of focus, namely promoting responsible drinking, protecting water resources, reducing CO2 emissions, supporting our communities, sourcing sustainably and locally wherever possible, and promoting health and safety.With this strategy, we have made significant progress and … [Read more...] about Sustainability, essential key for business growth