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Wrap Yourself in Genuine Holiday Spirit

If you want to get into the holiday mood, there’s no better place to go than the historic Distillery District for the annual Toronto Christmas Market. Victorian-era Gooderham and Worts buildings provide a Charles...

Proverb of the Month – Chia Ngọt Sẻ Bùi

Literal Translation: Share sweetness and sorrow. English Equivalent: For better or worse. With American Thanksgiving coming up and the winter holidays fast approaching, the proverb selected for this month is about sharing. The meaning of the...

Yellow Flowers on Green Grass

Set in the mid-1980s in a small countryside village in Vietnam, the film by Director Victor Vu is a sentimental story revolving around two brothers, Thieu and Tuong, who share everything but also compete...
Designer Do Manh Cuong embraces Vietnam’s rural charms.

Country Chic

Do Manh Cuong is one of Vietnam’s leading fashion designers, recognized for his cosmopolitan-chic, statement collections. After graduating from Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisenne, Do Manh Cuong kicked off his professional designer career...
Vietnam Ancient Jewelry

Vietnam Ancient Jewelry

Thousands of years ago, Vietnamese people knew how to produce and wear jewelry. Although beautiful, these ornaments were also considered a charm, representing dignity and upholding the power and wealth of the owner. They...
Highland Village Church

Cape Breton’s Cultural Tapestry

The last time I was in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, I was 16, on a trip with my family in a camper van. The region was gorgeous, but being a teenager, I did not...
Girl in ao dai

Proverb of the Month – Người Đẹp Vì Lụa, Lúa Tốt Vì Phân

English Equivalent: Fine feathers make a fine bird. To understand this proverb, we need to examine the value of silk. In the past, silk was considered a luxury product reserved exclusively for the wealthy. During...

Fermented Fish Hotpot

The Mekong delta in tidal seasons abounds with fish. Redundant fish is made into fermented fish. In the afternoon, have a swim to collect sesbania sesban bunches and water lilies, then head to the canal...
Winner Phi Phuong Anh with coach Ho Ngoc Ha

The Face Vietnam

This summer saw the successful run of Vietnam’s first advertising model reality TV show The Face Vietnam, an addition to the existing franchises of the hit US-based series. The 12-episode season, beginning in June,...

Hue’s Golden Heritage, Discover The Rich Heritage Of Vietnam’s Last Imperial Court

Hue’s five UNESCO Heritage listings are in three different categories: Hue Monumental Complex (1993 – Tangible Heritage), Elegant court music – royal music of Vietnam (2009 – Intangible Heritage); Woodblocks of Nguyen Dynasty (2009...