ALL SMILES: Tín Thác Foster House is filled with children’s laughter. Photo giaphatreal.vn By Phương Hà There is a special home in Bảo Lộc City in the Central Highlands province of Lâm Đồng that is always filled with the laughter of children. This home is Tín Thác Foster House. Over the past ten years since its establishment, over 100 orphans have been raised and nurtured there with the love of nuns and the joint support of volunteers and benefactors nationwide. Phúc Ân, the eldest of the 100 children, was the first orphan who was saved and raised by nun Nguyễn Thị Hường, the founder of Tín Thác Foster House. One day, the 63-year-old nun discovered a pale little boy, weighing just 1.3kg, wrapped in a woman’s shirt and placed in a cardboard box by the road. She brought him home and called him Phúc Ân. After three months, with the nuns’ care, the … [Read more...] about Where love blooms for abandoned children
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By Hà Nguyễn & Hồ Hoàng PLENTIFUL: A sashimi boat, full of fresh fish imported from Norway and Japan, is enough for 12 people. Photos Hồ Hoàng I’ve tried Japanese cuisine at several restaurants in Hà Nội, but dishes at Akataiyo Restaurant, located near West Lake, are my favourite. We were recently invited to the restaurant. Despite the hot weather outside, we immediately felt comfortable and cool when entering the restaurant which looks over the lake. We were also impressed with the decor and Japanese paintings hanging on the glass walls around us. Restaurant manager Đỗ Kiên and head chef Lý Hoài Vũ greeted us, saying the restaurant is popular because of its fresh ingredients. A friend of mine has told me that dishes here are of a very high quality, particularly the sashimi. “My friends and I often have lunch here,” he said. While we were discussing how Japanese dishes … [Read more...] about Akataiyo restaurant serves fresh dining by the lake
Vo Xuan Son I was on a field trip to the University of Michigan in the U.S. 10 years ago. Prof La Marca took me to a hospital. We saw a brain surgery that involved some complications, and the cost rose to around $1 million because of that. The patient was a homeless person, and it was the U.S. government that covered the cost. My first reaction was surprise at the high cost, and the next thing that crossed my mind was how doctors and hospital staff would deal with all the paperwork. "How many reports would they have to file for that huge amount of money?" I asked. La Marca said doctors did not have to do anything and the secretaries would take care of that. And from what he knew, the procedure was not very complicated. Then it was his turn to be surprised as he wondered why as a doctor I asked such questions. He went on to say that a doctor with a salary of several hundred dollars per hour should not spend time dealing with paperwork, and that procedures should be simplified so that … [Read more...] about When health insurance could not ensure health for the poor
To Hoang Son, a chemistry teacher in the southern province of Ca Mau, was accused by the parents of several students in 8th and 9th grades of groping and touching them in the thigh and chest while teaching them. He apologized to the students and their parents, but claimed he had developed paternal affection for them since he lives far away from his own daughter. If charged, Son faces jail term of up to 12 years in jail. Recent reports of school teachers sexually assaulting their students have shocked the nation. Last month, a male secondary school teacher in the northern Lao Cai Province was arrested for impregnating a 14-year-old student. In March a Da Nang City court sentenced an ethics teacher to life for raping several third-graders. Last year 1,547 cases of child sex abuse were reported, down 2.8 percent from a year earlier, according to the Ministry of Public Security. In most cases the perpetrators were found to be people familiar with the children, such as teachers, school … [Read more...] about ‘Fatherly love,’ says teacher caught molesting teenage girls
VietNamNet Bridge - It’s still too early to tell if VietNamTa, which means ‘our Vietnam’, will be popular among Vietnamese, but it is getting more users day by day. Having officially got a license from the Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC), VietNamTa is a social network designed by Vietnamese for Vietnamese. It’s still too early to tell if VietNamTa, which means ‘our Vietnam’, will be popular among Vietnamese, but it is getting more users day by day. Second, the ‘message’ is one of the most regularly used features. On VietNamTa, there is ‘luu lai’ (save) option which allows users to easily search important messages and use them as emails. RELATED NEWS 75% of Vietnamese students under-12 use social media, not aware of risks: survey Vietnam to introduce code of conduct on social networks Mai Lan … [Read more...] about How is the new VietNamTa social network faring?