In the Vietnamese tradition, people donate small bills to pagodas and
temples after worship, and to wish for good luck. Note exchange services
have even popped up around pagodas and temples, alongside traditional
vendors with flowers, food and votive offerings.
An opinion piece published in the Chinese Global Times earlier this
month pontificated that Viet Nam's Transport Minister Dinh La Thang
should not have reprimanded a Chinese contractor after a fatal railway
When I visited Nhan Hau Village, I felt I was
walking into the pages of Chi Pheo, the Vietnamese literature classic
about northern farmers in colonial-feudal society.
A collective cheer went up from the young students as a large school of
fish surfaced in a pond in Can Tho City, rushing to eat the feed
scattered by a farm worker.