Illustration by Trịnh Lập By An Phương “Not everyone is an artist, but everyone is a critic.” I reblog this quote or ones with a similar meaning to my personal Tumblr account every time I feel attacked by a random Internet fellow. Unlike Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, Tumblr is a social networking platform based on genuine respect, at least in my humble experience. Of course, I’m not here praising Tumblr for being a healthy platform but discussing one of the most relevant topics of today’s society, “criticism culture”. With the introduction of the Internet, followed by “keyboard warriors”, defined as those who behave aggressively online but are too shy to do the same face-to-face, criticism culture seems to be a predictable result. “I’m familiar with the concept of keyboard warrior. In fact, I was once a serious 'warrior' defending my K-pop … [Read more...] about What’s wrong with the internet’s criticism culture?
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An elderly man patiently sits in the shade as he sells goods on Giai Phong street in Hanoi. With the sun so hot, Giai Phong street played host to a number of different small stores in the shade on the pavement. This barber has enjoyed good business as a result of the hot spell with people seeking to feel more comfortable. Street vendors gather in the shade in front of the Hanoi University of Technology on Dai Co Viet street. An elderly woman sells tea on Le Duan street. Scrap collectors had to face the heat to earn a living on Hanoi’s streets. Street vendors were forced to battle against the heat as they walked through the streets. A man sells drinks including coffee, the sticky tofu dish Tao Pho, and yogurt on his bicycle. Fruit vendors stick to the shade on Trang Thi street. This lady was lucky to find a good spot in the shade for her goods on Ly Thuong Kiet street. A street food vendor crowded at midday. The environmental sanitation workers remained busy working despite the … [Read more...] about Workers seek ways to cope with the extreme heat in Hanoi
Many are concerned that allowing Huawei an inside track on the rollout of the 5G mobile network in the UK would let China spy on private lives and hack UK companies, The Sun said. Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt and Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson are among those concerned about the Chinese firm’s reach, the report said. … [Read more...] about New UK laws will block China’s Huawei from sensitive state projects: The Sun
Back to English Comments Travel - October 19, 2018 | 09:37 pm GMT+7 This charming place offers great seafood, beautiful beaches and a myriad of other attractions. If you have had enough of bustling Saigon, Vung Tau is for you. If you return to your stuffy apartment with a sudden longing for the sea, Vung Tau is for you.If you have a few spare days, and just need a suburban trip to recharge your energy, leave for Vung Tau.Just a three-hour drive from HCMC, Vung Tau in the southern province of Ba Ria – Vung Tau is one of the important port cities in Vietnam’s southeast.The city is reachable even by motorbike taxi and people opting for a quick 12-hour break from their daily routine. At the crack of dawn: Xom Luoi fish marketXom Luoi is a seafood market established by local fishermen in Vung Tau. It is located near Bai Truoc Park at the intersection of Phan Boi Chau and Nguyen Cong Tru streets. Visit the market early in the morning to enjoy the best … [Read more...] about Bewitched by the sun and sea in Vung Tau – VnExpress International
Viet Nam News By Hồ Anh Thái It would be a waste to stay inside during a Northern European white night, the writers tell each other. They have come to attend the International Writers’ Conference being held in the old quarter of Stockholm. Alright. Gaggles of writers surge out of the hotel, cross Kungsgatan or King Street to Drottninggatan or Queen Street, then walk along the latter to get to the Royal Palace. Ten in the evening and the sky is still as bright as midday, the sun shining radiantly. Midnight: the sky still blue, the clouds still white. As time moves towards morning, the air remains luminous, the leaves in the surrounding trees glowing incandescently as the sunlight shines through them. The writers sit on a bridge behind the Royal Palace, talking all night in reverent murmurs. Would the sun that has shone so brilliantly all night long ever stumble, relent even a little bit to allow a transition into a new dawn? She remembers her first white … [Read more...] about The Sun Never Sets