Well, Tet gives a warm, positive feeling of bringing families and society together, and everyone is inviting and caring during such moment of the year. That’s what Austin Carter thinks about Tet. Having spent four years in Vietnam, Carter, now chief financial officer of an educational website, says his most memorable moment about Tet was his trip to a small town in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province. “I was treated like a family member who hadn’t been seen for many years by everyone I met,” Carter says. “Strangers shared food, drink and many smiles and laughs with me. I remember being invited to drink rice wine by each and every person at the table.” … [Read more...] about Tet: Happy side vs. Boring side
Sightings vs sightings
When in Vietnam’s luxury hospitality industry, you need to have a clear vision of what you want to achieve and address a gap in the market, turning it into a prime opportunity. I had a vision for The Anam to become a luxurious Vietnamese hospitably brand that exceeds international standards. However, rather than investing in a well-established, international hotel brand, I was driven by an ambition to build a unique resort in an emerging destination with its own style paying homage to Vietnam’s warm hospitality and fascinating local culture and history. … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s upscale tourism on the rise
It was quite pleasant – and a bit surprising – that the agenda and thematical meetings we proposed have all so far received ardent support and garnered record participation – not only from the council’s country members but other open discussions as well. The open debate on upholding the UN Charter held on January 9 enjoyed the registration of 110 countries, which is an unprecedented figure for all meetings held by the UN Security Council – I have personally checked. This goes to say that the proposals and agenda Việt Nam put forward are relevant and timely, and that more than ever, the role and importance of the UN Charter needs to be enhanced. … [Read more...] about Elevate VN’s profile, fostering ties with all countries high on 2020 agenda: foreign minister
According to Nguyen Duy Dinh, a customer service employee at MB Securities Company, information between brokers and investors had been shared quickly thanks to new technology, however, brokers would have to be more active in seeking, searching and filtering information for investors. … [Read more...] about Industry 4.0 brings big changes for stock market
The rat (I mean mouse…) goes first in the zodiac 12-year cycle as we start the third decade of the 21st century. I hope that’s significant in a good way! Although most of us don’t believe in horoscopes and even less in Eastern zodiac horoscopes it’s still fun to check them out, so in case you’re wondering and you happen to know your Vietnamese birth year – here’s a quick rundown. … [Read more...] about Happy Lunar New Year from Vietnam!