It's not often that a golf course can officially open and instantly become the number one course in the country, but The Bluffs at the Grand Ho Tram Strip did just that, and considering the heavyweight competition of Danang GC, Montgomerie Links and Laguna Lang Co, that says a lot about the project.
October is a month associated with Halloween, ie, ghosts, goblins and other assorted things that go bump in the night. As you might expect, this month has been a bit of a horror show for me, simply due to all the traveling.
As I said last time, the US doesn't simply fix a problem, they declare war on it. The War on Drugs, The War on Poverty, The War on Terrorism, The War on School Lunches, The War on Homelessness.
According to Phil Mickelson, who decided to throw Tom Watson under the bus during a press conference immediately after the loss, it was Tom Watson and only Tom Watson who caused the loss.
People get a toothache and are terrified to go to the dentist because they worry it will hurt. Heck, it already hurts, right? They put off going to the doctor for fear of getting bad news, which simply makes any condition they might have gotten worse later down the road.
Naturally, the social media universe almost went into meltdown, which required Rory to do a little scrambling, but not really apologizing. In fact, he questioned if he had actually said anything wrong and claimed he has said much worse to Tiger's face.
After hitting his shot to the 18th green at the BMW, Billy Horschel took off like a bat out of hell for the portatoilet and who can really blame him. The tournament is a huge feather in his cap and, well, when ya gotta go, ya gotta go. It's as simple as that.
At the BMW Championship at Cherry Hills GC this year, they will play the first hole from 346 yards, which is the same distance that the course played when Arnold Palmer won the 1960 US Open back. Normally, the hole plays 389 yards.
In my opinion, Tiger should take time to heal and then start working with Butch Harmon again. The guy is excellent at what he does and can put him back together again rather quickly as he knows Tiger's strengths and weaknesses.
Mark Khan, who should make a great Jewish grandmother someday as he takes great delight in reminding me when I'm wrong (which could be a full time occupation), reminded me that Tiger Woods pulled himself out of Ryder Cup team consideration.
If Tiger Woods wants to be serious about a comeback, he has to take some time off to get his health problems settled, and then he has to dump Sean Foley as fast as he can.
Circular on naming names sparks debate
A circular banning businesses from using Vietnamese celebrities' names or places associated with colonisation has caused concern among the thousands of companies named after famous people or places.
SecurityDaily, a Vietnamese network security company, announced on October 15 that hackers were exploiting a huge gap that enabled them to steal the accounts of hundreds of Facebook users.
Piracy clouds e-books' growing popularity
Nguyen Hung Sang, a self-confessed bookworm and an employee of an import enterprise in Ha Noi, used to wander through bookstores along Nguyen Xi and Dinh Le streets near Hoan Kiem Lake on weekends to find new books.
The short arm of the law in Viet Nam
Eight years ago, for my college graduation thesis, I chose to write about the World Trade Organisation's Agreement on Trade-related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) and its impacts on developing countries.
Motorists, the road belongs to walkers too
Whether it is taking our vehicles out of the garage, or starting the engine to hit the road, or driving in rush hour to our offices, there exists in our minds a series of predictable steps and specific objects associated with these steps.
All work and no play makes children stressed
We try our best to inject small moments of calm into our hectic daily lives, but when we push all day to accomplish everything on our to-do lists, we often sacrifice the fun parts of life.
One man's meat, another man's pet
The recent arrest of a Vietnamese man living in Germany for the "crime" of killing and eating a cat has stirred up a lively debate among netizens in his homeland.
Women battle with tradition of inequality
Huong and her husband, Nguyen Van Tien, met at university. When they graduated, the couple got steady jobs in the northern province of Thai Nguyen. Huong worked for a State-owned company while Tien applied for a job at a foreign-invested company and quickly became a key manager.
Reality TV host choices stir up debate
Lately, there has been much talk about the quality of several television reality shows, from the top-notch to the small-scale kind. The issue revolves around the question of what the producers really care about – the quality of the shows or the popularity of the people who are their hosts.
Parents divided over new marking system
Starting next month, primary school students will be slowly weaned from the traditional marking system for their work. Instead, teachers will judge them through comments on their overall capacity and performance.
Are magnet schools too high-pressure?
At recent meetings between school officials and students' parents at the beginning of this schoolyear, teachers stressed the importance of studying and the increasingly difficult curricula that students were expected to master.

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PM's India visit to bolster strategic ties 4    PM's India visit to bolster strategic ties

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung begins an official visit to India today, aiming to consolidate the strategic partnership between both countries and take it to new heights.

Law to ease real estate restrictions 1    Law to ease real estate restrictions

Most National Assembly members yesterday agreed that the amended Housing Law should allow more foreigners to be eligible to buy or own houses in Viet Nam.

National team in training ahead of AFC challenge 1    National team in training ahead of AFC challenge

The Japanese coach of Viet Nam's national football team, Toshyia Miura, says that fitness and tactics will be his priorities in a 10-day training camp in the southern province of Binh Duong.

Bear bile tourism shuts down in Ha Long Bear bile tourism shuts down in Ha Long

Bear bile tourism in the northern province of Quang Ninh's Ha Long City has finally been shut down, according to the non-governmental organisation Education for Nature – Viet Nam (ENV).

Artist restores traditional values through paper Artist restores traditional values through paper

Artist Phan Hai Bang, who created a very special type of paper called truc chi, is now working with his team to bring back what he calls "old values" in a really big way.