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Quan Họ Eternal Melodies

Quan Họ Eternal Melodies

By Ngoc Si In the countryside there is a melody that originated thousands of years ago. It still mesmerizes us today. The Quan họ singing of Bac Ninh, is one of the signature folk cultural...
Nàng Persephone

Sand Park Keeps Legends Alive

By: Xuan Le The sand sculpture park at Phan Thiet City, Binh Thuan, is known as Forgotten Land and was opened to the public in late January. It’s the first sand park in Vietnam, displays...
Which rose has no thorns

Proverb of the Month – Hồng Nào Mà Chẳng Có Gai

Literal Translation: Which rose has no thorns English Equivalent: Every rose has its thorns The rose is a symbol with a rich and ancient history across cultures and religions. Few people realize that the rose possesses...
Giản Dị, Những Đám Cưới Thời Bao Cấp Của Giới Trẻ

Simple and Heartfelt

By: Nguyễn Thi Pictures by: Anhtuan85 Instead of choosing gorgeous wedding dresses and modern photography, many young couples have recently chosen to celebrate their wedding following the pre-Doi Moi (1986) style. Brides wear a simple,...
Romantic couple meets on the the streets of Hoi An, Vietnam.

Proverb of the Month – Nhân Duyên Tiền Định

Literal Translation: Marriage is predestined. English Equivalent: A match made in heaven. In Chinese mythology, the god of marriage and love is named Yue Lao. The mythology of Vietnam is often derived from Chinese myths, and...
Wedding photo by Tee Tran Photography

Capturing the Special Day

Edited by: Therese Le & Vu Linh TEE TRAN PHOTOGRAPHY featuring Bao Han teetranphotography.com @teetranphotography Photo Credits: Courtesy of Tee Tran Photography Tee Tran Photography featuring Bao Han is an award-winning wedding photography team based in Houston that travels...

The Canadian-Irish Connection

March 17th was a special day in our home when I was growing up in Toronto. Since my granddad was from Belfast, my mother always made sure to commemorate St. Patrick’s Day with Irish...

The Telephone: An Invention In Canada That Changed The World

Photos and text by Vincent Lê Hoàng Long The telephone was one of the greatest inventions of the 19th century that changed the world forever.    Today we can simply call someone if our car breaks...
TÀ ÁO HÀ NỘI

Traditional Charm

Hang Trong paintings ­– a traditional style of folk art that originated in central Hanoi – depict four maidens dressed in wooden clogs, quai thao hats, ao yem halter tops and graceful four-paneled tunics...
Fathers of the Confederation on the steps of Government House in Charlottetown, one of the most famous photos in Canadian history. Sir John A Mcdonald, Canada’s 1st Prime Minister sitting down in the middle of the photo with George-Étienne Cartier standing next to him on his right.

Celebrating Canada 150

Photos and Text by Vincent Lê Hoàng Long The making of Canada in Charlottetown, PEI 2017 is a very special year as Canada will celebrate its 150th birthday on July 1st.   Until 1867, there was no...