Two Vietnamese sisters, Dinh Thi Xa, 102, and Dinh Thi Long, 94, have
been recognised as Viet Nam's oldest sisters by the Viet Nam Book of
To show gratitude to their parents, Tien Giang Province native
Nguyen Van Chien, along with his two brothers, one of whom has since
died, decided to stop cutting their hair when they were very young.
The 28-year-old man, who suffers from brittle bone disease, said his first book, Khong The Vo (Unbreakable), has sparked a chord in the physically disabled, encouraging them to be brave and stay strong.
Traditional musician Mai Dinh Toi devoted an entire year making small changes to Viet Nam's one-string traditional instrument dan bau, often used in folk music performances and as an accompaniment at poetry readings.
Alley 96 in HCM City's Phan Dinh Phung Street is now known as
"charity alley". At its entrance, an ice-tea bucket has been placed for
use by lottery ticket sellers, pedicab drivers and vendors.
Four years ago, Frenchman James Christopher quit his $100,000 job as a
managing director for a computer company in Paris to come to Viet Nam
to fulfill his dream of becoming a Buddhist monk.
People in Nhon Ai Commune often see a young man selling lottery
tickets every day to feed his seriously ill mother. At 7am, he says
goodbye to his mum, who tells him to take care of the money that he
earns that day.
"Foreigners know us through their friends' recommendations or our
website at www.saigonhotpot.vn or tripadvisor.com.vn," said Vu Thi To
Quyen, 21, the club's chair and a fourth-year student at International
University under the Viet Nam National University, HCM City.
An 83-year-old Ca Tu villager, who lives in the central coastal
province of Quang Nam, has spent years making musical instruments and
teaching youth about the songs and epics of the ethnic Ca Tu people.
HCM City-based drama troupes will stage several award-winning plays
in the city and neighbouring provinces during Tet (Lunar New Year),
particularly in rural areas with fewer entertainment choices.