This national disaster has got me thinking. Is karaoke something we – foreigners – have the right to complain about? I’ve been living here on and off for over a decade, and I’ve experienced nothing but gracious hospitality from the Vietnamese. I’ve not once been made to feel like I don’t belong. Every day I have warm and genuine encounters that would put my own country people to shame. There’s nowhere else in the world I’d rather live. … [Read more...] about Do foreigners have the right to complain about countryside karaoke?
To begin the collection, Ho Chi Minh wrote "I am not keen on reciting poems, but what else can I do in jail; All day long I recite poems to find solace; Reciting and waiting for the day I will be released". Enduring the harsh conditions of Chiang Kai-Shek’s prison, the prisoner was firm in his belief in the rosy future of the revolution. "There is neither wine nor flower in jail; It’s hard to resist tonight’s beauty; A human being watches the moonlight via a window; The moon peeps at the poet through the gap of the window". … [Read more...] about Humanity, optimism filled Ho Chi Minh’s “Prison diary”
The jury consists of prestigious experts and managers of the Vietnam Fine Arts Association, the Department of Cultural Heritage, the Cinema Department (Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism), Vietnam Association of Historical Sciences and Vietnam Association of Architects. … [Read more...] about Design contest for Kilometre Zero landmark launched
There are many reasons behind the stabilization of the exchange rate, said a representative of a HCMC major commercial bank, adding that among them is the fact that the hoarding of U.S. dollars has been subdued as other investment options such as gold and securities have become more attractive and the 2020 inflation rate was predicted to stay at just 3.5-3.8%. … [Read more...] about VIETNAM’S BUSINESS NEWS HEADLINES SEPTEMBER 8
During that time, I took charge of many jobs including training staff and managers of onsen areas to ensure the operation of onsen service in compliance with specified standards. Therefore, when I had the opportunity to work with Sun Group on consulting, training and managing Yoko Onsen Quang Hanh, I had a lot of enthusiasm and expectation to introduce Japanese culture in general and Japanese bath culture in particular to Viet Nam. I hope Vietnamese people will love onsens and consider them as a part of their spiritual life as Japanese people do. … [Read more...] about Special health benefits of Quang Hanh hot mineral source analysed by the Japanese director