Viet Nam News by Ollie Arci For most expats, moving to a new country is a daunting experience. Transposing one’s life to a new location is difficult enough, but the added hurdles of language barriers and cultural contrasts can make the move a lot harder. In addition to democratising the internet, social media has made expat life a lot easier. Facebook, in particular, has allowed the creation of a virtual town square, where neophytes and veterans of a particular town or city can gather and share information and tips on how best to navigate your new home. There are no stupid questions, and, even if there were, someone has probably asked them before. Among the plethora of groups are those dedicated to finding jobs or apartments, marketplaces for sellers and conferences of self-confessed gastronomes, alongside other, more general, venues for chat. Some of these enjoy the participation of thousands, if not tens of thousands, of users. Social media, for many people, is now a … [Read more...] about Time to treat avatars with respect?
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Vietnam’s U19 squad (red T-shirt) is the first team to be eliminated from the round, which is taking place in Indonesia. (Source: AFC) Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam’s U19 football team were unable to gain a win, losing 1-2 to Australia in the final knockout stage for Group C in the 2018 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U19 Championship on October 22. With the defeat, Vietnam’s U19 squad is the first team to be eliminated from the round, which is taking place in Indonesia. During the match, the Australian team created many difficult situations for Vietnam’s goalkeeper Y Eli Nie. They scored the match’s opening goal at the 37th minute, by Angus Thurgate. In the second half, the Australian side continued to play a better game than their Vietnamese peers. Folami raised the score to 2-0 at the 75th minute of the match. Despite being led by two goals, the Vietnamese players were still extremely determined and were rewarded with a goal shortening the score … [Read more...] about Vietnam loses to Australia, says goodbye to AFC U19 champs
Sprinter Lê Văn Duẩn of VUS-HCM City is treated in Huế City. — Photo laodong.vnViet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Lê Văn Duẩn of team VUS-HCM City is unable to continue competing in the HCM City Television Cycling Tournament due to injury, the leaders of VUS-HCM City announced yesterday. During the 162km eighth stage from Quảng Bình to Huế City on Thursday, Duẩn, a top performer in the team, was met with injury near Hiền Lương Bridge in Quảng Trị. Duẩn tried his best to finish the stage, and was later treated in Huế City with a broken rib. “Without Duẩn, the team will struggle to gain titles,” said Đỗ Thành Đạt, head coach of VUS-HCM City, “However, Duẩn’s health is the most important thing.” Duẩn is currently one of the top sprinters in … [Read more...] about Top performer Duẩn says goodbye to HCM City cycling event
In Vietnam, July is usually the time for final-year students to say goodbye to their universities or high schools, marking a milestone in their young lives. So of course, following that big event comes a party and celebration. Tradition has it that students dress up and take photos at their universities and other famous spots as a way to remember their days at school. If you are in Hanoi at the moment, do not be surprised to see some well-known destinations such as the Temple of Literature - Vietnam's first national university - and the Imperial Citadel flooded with young students in their graduation clothes or with girls in traditional 'ao dai' and boys in suits taking photos. In Saigon, popular spots to take graduation photos include Nguyen Hue pedestrian street, Duc Ba Church Square and the Hung Kings' Temple in District 9. However, creative minds have broken from traditional graduation photography to create their own drama. Yes, it's not just photos anymore. They now have a … [Read more...] about School’s out: time to let your hair down
The festival, themed “Cultural Heritage with Integration and Development”, closed on June 13 night, with visitors from all over the world saying they were deeply moved by the event. Hue Festival 2010 left a great impression on visitors with major spectacles, including the Imperial Night, Voyage to Reclaim the Country’s Land and Legends of the Huong River, Oriental Night, Nam Giao Rituals, etc., in addition to Russian ballets, Indian ritual dances, performances with bold tropical scents from the Caribbean Pearl and many other shows. The closing ceremony organized on a floating stage on the Huong River is was a sweet goodbye. The next festival will be held in 2012. "For the past 10 years, the festival has become a link between the past, the present and the future of the city," explained Nguyen Duy Hien, deputy head of the Hue Festival organising board during the closing ceremony. "It has also helped integrate the city with other parts of the nation and the world." Ngo … [Read more...] about Saying goodbye to Hue Festival 2010