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How the Christmas Tree Came to Be

By: Pauline Ho I vividly remember the first time I laid eyes on a Christmas tree.  It was November 1979, one month after arriving in...

Wines For The Holidays

By: Todd McDonald Todd McDonald is national director of fine wines and spirits for PMA Canada, a leading wine and spirits agency. He is also...

Season’s Greetings From Saigon

The year end is normally a great time for overseas Vietnamese families around the world to return to the homeland to visit their beloved...

How to Have Happier Holidays

Here are some tips for enjoying the holiday season. Tuck these suggestions away and use whenever you need them throughout the year. Attempt to...

Cinnamon: Medicine For The Cold

The cold weather in winter causes us to contract many ailments. Cinnamon is a spicy, warm medicine that helps our bodies fight cold and...
Christmas gift guide in magazine on bed flat lay.

For Under The Tree

By: Julie Arounlasy Christmas 2017 is sneaking around the corner. Are you still trying to figure out what presents to buy? Check out our holiday...

Getting into the Christmas Spirit

Christmas has been around for centuries and has many names. A joyous holiday that is celebrated around the world, it has an abundance of...
Nhung reading book

A Strong Little Girl’s Journey

Founded 25 years ago, saigonchildren™  has given the gift of education to tens of thousands of Vietnamese children. When Nhung was born, she had a...
Proverb: Một Miếng Khi Đói Bằng Một Gói Khi No.

Một Miếng Khi Đói Bằng Một Gói Khi No

Literal Translation: One piece when hungry is equal to one package when full. English Equivalent: No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever...

Beauty Pageants Boom in Vietnam

Ngoc Pham November and December are big months for beauty pageants. There are around 10, inside and outside Vietnam, that attract a crowd of domestic...