And if you don’t, you soon will, joining millions around the globe who have watched videos of a man losing his sense of taste, met the voice-over actor of Mario, Nintendo’s most beloved video game character, and the Mysterious Homes of Firefly Forest. With between 11 million and 17 million views each, these are some of the most watched videos among thousands published on YouTube by the global media company specializing in telling cinematic stories. GBS (Great Big Story) also publishes on Facebook, Vimeo, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Prime Video and has mobile apps for iOS and Android. But there is a great big story about Great Big Story that has not been told yet; about a woman, the daughter of a Vietnamese refugee family, who is now the New York-based general manager of the company. This is Uyen Tieu’s story. Uyen Tieu, General Manager of Great Big Story. Photo acquired by VnExpress Finding a refuge Uyen’s father was a South Vietnamese soldier and her mother owned … [Read more...] about The Great Big Story about a Vietnamese-American woman
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"Our relation to Vietnamese culture and our roots will always be part of us," said Anh Thu Nguyen, a 'Viet Kieu' (overseas Vietnamese) who returned to Vietnam six years years ago. "Our relation to Vietnamese culture and our roots will always be part of us," said Anh Thu Nguyen, a 'Viet Kieu' (overseas Vietnamese) who returned to Vietnam six years years ago. For many Viet Kieu raised in the U.S., coming back to the land of their parent's birth is not about distance, but about the challenges they must overcome to see Vietnam as home. At a discussion titled "Viet Kieu and Vietnamese: same, same or different?" held by the U.S Consulate General on Wednesday, Anh Thu and other overseas Vietnamese shared their own stories of coming back to live in their mother land. Children coming back home Most of speakers had one challenge in common: the language barrier they met despite learning basic Vietnamese from their parents. In 2006, Mimi Vu left New York to work for East Meet West, an NGO … [Read more...] about Viet Kieu and Vietnamese: same, same or different?
U.S. Consulate to hold talk shows with Vietnamese American speakers Nguyen Quy The U.S. consulate general in HCMC will host three talk shows at the American Center on level 8 of Diamond Plaza in District 1 on May 10, 17 and 24 respectively. The talk shows will have the presence of highly-successful Vietnamese American speakers who are living and working in HCMC and has made great contributions to spurring Vietnam-U.S. relations. The event will serve as a bridge to help boost the mutual understanding between the Vietnamese people and the Vietnamese community in the U.S. The first event will take place from 5.30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on May 10, featuring some famous speakers including Don Le, a founder of Everest Education, Mimi Vu from the Pacific Links Foundation, Anh-Thu Nguyen from Baker McKenzie international law firm in Vietnam, and Don Phan, a successful entrepreneur. They will share with audiences on cultural similarities and differences between Vietnamese people and Vietnamese … [Read more...] about U.S. Consulate to hold talk shows with Vietnamese American speakers
Coins dating back over 1,000 years are on show in Saigon, and you should expect change! More than 700 ancient coins and banknotes, including one said to be the oldest in the country, are on display at the Museum of Vietnamese History in Ho Chi Minh City. Related News: Let the money be your guide: Famous tourist attractions on Vietnam's bank notes French photographer opens free museum displaying Vietnamese ethnic culture Ho Chi Minh City launches interactive museum pilot … [Read more...] about Cash back: Check out Vietnamese currency through the ages
VietNamNet Bridge - ‘c.r.e.a.m inc’, an art/culture street entity and brainchild of Gia Luu, a Vietnamese born American currently residing in Hanoi, will take place at Work Room Four, 24th floor, Packexim Building, Lane 15, An Duong Vuong Street, Tay Ho District, Hanoi on April 27. At the event, he will be presenting a special, one of a kind, first ever conceptual art event that promises to push the culture in Vietnam. Hear, explore, dissect and discuss the relations and impact of creativity, identity, race, lifestyle and their connection to skateboarding culture. Growing up on the East Coast and finding skateboarding culture at a young age, Luu said it opened his life to art, music, and fashion and shaped his unique creative identity and lifestyle. This exhibition isn’t just about skateboarding; it’s about a personal journey for a unique overseas Vietnamese American. c.r.e.a.m inc. will also be introducing and releasing their first run of limited, … [Read more...] about Pop up shop, screening and art talk by Vietnamese-American artist in Hanoi