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Học Không Chơi Đánh Rơi Tuổi Trẻ

Literal Translation: Studying without play wastes away young age. English Equivalent: All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. If there was one thing I learned from my dad, it was to appreciate good...

Ageless Gong Culture

By: Bao Ngoc Gongs and cymbals are metal musical instruments that are closely affiliated with the lives of ethnic minority peoples in the Central Highlands. Since ancient times, they have been regarded as the voice...

Proverb of the Month – Có còn hơn không

Literal Translation: Having is better than nothing. English Equivalent: Count your blessings. Having been born and raised in Canada, I always looked forward to Thanksgiving. My dad made the best turkey dinner ever, as...

Correcting Nature

By: Bao Bao Women and men of all ages around the world are concerned about their appearance. Good looks have even become a requirement in some professions. Thanks to these demands, the number of beauty salons...

Food, Family and Thanksgiving

Fall has always been my favorite time of year. Leaves change colour, orchards burst with ripe apples, bright orange pumpkins litter the fields and occasionally on country outings I’ve even seen groups of wild...

The Best Mid-Autumn Festivals in Asia

The world is blessed different cultures and fascinating festive rituals that do not occur all year round. Here are some harvest festivals that take place only in autumn in several Asian countries. Mid-Autumn (Zhongqiu) Festival...
Hang Bac street, collection of Mr. Tran Hau Tuan. Oil on canvas. Hang Bac is one of 36 streets in the old Thang Long capital. It specialized in casting silver bars and exchanging zinc coins.

Bui Xuan Phai – An icon in Vietnamese Modern Art

For centuries, Vietnamese scholars practiced calligraphy and composed poetry.   Unlike Japanese, Korean and other Asian counterparts, they did not paint.   Vietnamese classical art was the work of anonymous masters who eked out their existence...

Proverb of the Month – Cái Khó Ló Cái Khôn

Literal Translation: In times of trouble, wise solutions will appear. English Equivalent: Adversity is the mother of wisdom. In 2008, British film Slumdog Millionaire, directed by Danny Boyle, dominated the box office and snagged numerous international...

Timeless Dong Ho Paintings

By Bao Ngoc There is a folk painting school based in Dong Ho Village, Bac Ninh, that has been been thought of for generations among Vietnamese nationals as the essence of Vietnamese folk culture. The...