By Kiều Vân HÀ NỘI The case of a student being openly molested on a bus is shocking enough. What that young girl must be going through in the aftermath of the abuse is unthinkable. But what is equally, if not more disturbing, is the fact that so many people on the bus from Nha Trang to HCM City did nothing to prevent the abuse. 20-year-old N.T Hằng, not her real name, said she was dismayed by the lack of help she received from the 40-plus fellow passengers on board at the time. "I was really shocked that people heard ‘my call for help’ but did nothing,” she said. “I was crying, but they only looked at the abuser, then just went back to sleep." And she is not the only one left angry, annoyed and disappointed by the lack of social morals displayed by those close by. Hundreds of readers shared their condemnation on the zing.vn online newspaper, calling on the bus company to act against the sex abuser. But the big question for me, as a … [Read more...] about Modern society rotting with insensitivity
Hypocrisy in modern society
That is why some researchers have stated that quan ho still exists but it is now gone. It sounds absurd but it is true because hat canh, the most interesting and quintessential part of quan ho, has virtually vanished. Hat canh is a form of quan ho in which a group of singers express their thoughts and feelings towards a twinned group of singers over a night. Hat canh is the source of new quan ho songs when one side asks the other side to respond to their songs. It is a small contest between groups of quan ho singers. Today quan ho is mostly seen in the form of stage performance. In the past, hat canh was a private activity between quan ho groups without an audience. But blame cannot be laid on the changes in how quan ho is performed. In the old days, a person’s living space was restricted to the boundary of their village and commune. One village was twinned with another village and one group of quan ho singers in that village was connected with another group in the other village. … [Read more...] about In Vietnam, cultural heritages are evolving with societal transformation
Quan ho artists talk to school pupils about the art form at the exhibition (Photo: VNA) Bac Ninh (VNA) – An exhibition on Quan ho (love duets) opened in the northern province of Bac Ninh on January 23 to mark a decade since the traditional art form was recognised by UNESCO as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity (2009 - 2019). Taking place at the provincial museum, the exhibition features more than 500 photos, documents, and objects that tell the story of Quan ho. Quan ho is an art form that combines various elements, including music, lyrics, and costume, and features the distinctive culture of people in the region, formerly called Kinh Bac. It has different sub-genres, including hat chuc, hat mung (literally meaning greeting singing), hat tho (ritual singing), hat canh (a singing competition between Quan ho choirs from different villages, which takes place in the evening during the spring festival), and hat hoi (festival singing). After its recognition as an … [Read more...] about Exhibition spotlights traditional Quan ho singing in modern context
Among some of the notable oil paintings, are images featuring the lives of ethnic people in mountainous areas. This painting titled “Hai chi em” (Two sisters) is drawn by painter Nguyen Dinh Duy Quyen and has attracted the attention of many viewers. Le The Anh, the painter of this piece, choose dark colours for a painting about family life. An oil painting titled “Tuoi tho” (Childhood) by Le The Anh “Hoai niem” (Recalling) by Nguyen Le Tan portrays loneliness in modern society. “Sac xuan” (Spring) by Pham Binh Chuong features a street corner in Hanoi. Long Bien Bridge appears in many paintings by Pham Binh Chuong. “Ngong doi” (Waiting) by Nguyen Van Bay portrays a lady looking out to sea. Many paintings by Van Bay feature fishing villages or life in the countryside. “Dem” (Night) by Mai Duy Minh. The exhibition will run until November 20. Among some of the notable oil paintings, are images featuring the … [Read more...] about Oil painting exhibition in HCM City features the daily lives of Vietnamese people
VietNamNet Bridge - General Secretary of the Vietnam Linguistics Association Pham Van Tinh says language disorders are a product of modern society. Children may suffer if they are forced to learn foreign languages too early and follow the wrong methods. General Secretary of the Vietnam Linguistics Association Pham Van Tinh Experts believe that an early age is the best time for kids to start learning a foreign language. However, opinions vary about what ‘early age’ means. In Vietnam, some urban parents believe that their children should be studying English at the age of two or three, while others fear learning a foreign language at an early age increase the risk of language disorders among children. The critical age for children to use English is 5-6, when they obtain basic vocabulary. At this age, children can learn a second language quickly. The critical age for children to use English is 5-6, when they obtain basic vocabulary. At this age, children can learn a … [Read more...] about Language disorders: product of modern society?