He said that he can talk about Vietnam’s unique cultural identities for hours and always set tasks of promoting the cultural identities to not only foreigners but even Vietnamese people. Bridge connecting the two countries’ culture Q: You have had a strong attachment for over 30 years. Could you tell us about your natural attachment? A: My wife is Vietnamese, but was born and grew up in France, therefore, her knowledge of Vietnam is not very great. I wished to learn about Vietnam to tell my children. In 1987, one of my friends, who was an expert of black-and-white photos, wanted to travel to Vietnam to make a photo book and he asked me to go with him. In order to implement the project, we had to return to Vietnam many times. In addition, I worked for several French and German newspapers, so I also had more opportunities to return to the country. Currently, I work in Vietnam around 3-4 months every year. Almost half of my friends are in Vietnam. I have also had many jobs in … [Read more...] about Photographer Nicolas Cornet: I wish viewers know more about Vietnamese culture
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Viet Nam News By Hoàng Hồ After an incredible fight, actress Mai Phương, who has been receiving special treatment for aggressive lung cancer, has been discharged from Military Hospital 175 into the loving arms of friends, family, fans and colleagues. Although the battle against cancer is not over, with Phương facing many more hospital visits and follow-up appointments, her journey has been remarkable and inspirational. Since the first days of her treatment, the hospital has welcomed visits from many celebrities to help and encourage Phương. With continuous updates on the media and thousands of messages from fans on Facebook around Việt Nam, everything seemed to be going well, until actor Gia Bảo – a close friend of Phương’s, spoke up and caused some ripples. “If you don’t have a close relationship with the patient, you can just help by offering messages of … [Read more...] about How much does sympathy really cost?
Viet Nam News Nguyễn Việt Hùng has a passion for tea. Especially tea that is organic. That is, grown using nature’s way rather than chemicals and fertilisers. He has travelled all around Việt Nam and learned a lot about tea. So much so that he won a smart award. By Bùi Quỳnh Hoa Inner Sanctum: Could you tell us how you got involved with organic tea? I started to study organic tea 10 years ago, but became more seriously devoted in the last five years. At first, I did it because I loved drinking tea and wanted to brew tea in my own way. But gradually, after travelling to northern mountainous provinces such as Hà Giang, Sơn La and Yên Bái, where tea forests can be up to 300 years old, I’ve fallen in love with organic tea. I took part in the Tea Master Cup Competition in 2016, which was held in Việt Nam, and became the champion. This was a chance for me to meet other tea … [Read more...] about Tea champ loves the drink
Viet Nam News Trần Duy Quang has made a name for himself as an ultra trail marathon runner. Sometimes he gets to run in beautiful places. It all takes a lot of training. Trần Duy Quang even runs in the forests at night. Trần Duy Quang, 29, has only been running for three years but has already won a number of events. He triumphed in the men’s 70km category of the Dalat Ultra Trail International Marathon in the Central Highlands province of Lâm Đồng and is the first Vietnamese runner to win the Việt Nam Mountain Marathon in Sa Pa, Lào Cai Province, which is one of the largest ultra-running events in Asia and a landmark event in Southeast Asia. Thanh Nga catches up with him. Inner Sanctum: You have won the Dalat Ultra Trail International Marathon which attracted some 2,300 domestic and foreign runners. How did you feel? I was very happy to overcome international archrivals from New Zealand, India, … [Read more...] about For the love of running
Viet Nam News Recently, a woman from Viet Nam was the first woman from the country to win an Asian title for boxing. Nguyễn Thị Tâm started boxing at the age of sixteen. Often, she received injuries and black eyes but what really made Nguyễn Thị Tâm cry was winning her title. This was after beating Pang Choi Mi of North Korea at the Asian Boxing Championship, held in Ho Chi Minh City. Nguyễn Thị Tâm, 23, is a slim young woman with a pretty face. At first glance, no one would guess she is a strong boxer on the Hà Nội and national teams. She recently made Vietnamese history as the first Vietnamese female boxer to win an Asian title. Thanh Nga spoke with her. Inner Sanctum: What led you to take up boxing? At the age of 14, I would watch track-and-field events and dream of becoming a famous runner for my hometown in Quỳnh Phụ District, Thái Bình Province. However, after two … [Read more...] about Boxing for her country