As I write this, I am in a semi-panic because my golf swing is in pieces after trying to regain my ability to drive the golf ball long and accurately.
Once again, certain segments of the golf community, mostly in the US and Australia are trying to find a way to make golf more palatable to the masses, specifically the segments which prefer video games, iPads, iPods and the sofa with a bowl of chips and a six-pack of beer within arms reach.
Tiger is gone, Cheetah is back... According to a British newspaper, Tiger Woods admitted to cheating on his girlfriend Lindsey Vonn, which was the cause of the breakup.
Sometimes it seems like the guy cannot catch a break. Perhaps it's karma coming back to haunt him for numerous past transgressions. He's getting what he deserves. Others might call it simply bad luck.
Funny how the tournament schedule in Viet Nam closely follows the Tour schedule. For example, we have the Norfolk Invitational during the Masters week, we have Thu Duc Garden Homes around the same time as the US Open and a host of other events during the Open Championship and PGA Championship events.
Jordan Speith walked off with the Masters green jacket after going wire to wire. Not many people have done that, nor did they put up a record amount of birdies on the way. So what can we learn from this past Masters tournament?
Occasionally, we will have "invitational" tournaments here in Viet Nam, but those not invited still find a way to get in, either through a friend, a sponsor exemption or pressure from a high-ranking friend.
I was having a nice chat with a friend on the practice green today and he mentioned that, according to the Tour pros he's spoken with during his jaunts to Tour events, and they claim the Masters is the easiest of the major events to win.
The golf magazines have been touting Rory McIlroy's "chiseled physique" which is a result of his workouts in the gym. In one photo, they practically gushed over him dead-lifting 190lbs.
With the Masters tournament right around the corner, speculation is running wild (which is shorthand for "golf writers feverously looking for ways to slip Tiger Woods into the conversation somewhere to make their editors happy") on who is the favourite to win the event.
In his seemingly never satisfied search for perfection, he could no longer see the forest through the trees. The golf swing is both simple and complex. It doesn't have to be, but due to human nature, it is.
Straightforward solution to sexual harassment
It has taken a while, but sexual harassment at the workplace has been officially acknowledged as a problem.The nation's first-ever code of conduct for the workplace was issued late last month. It is expected to help workers recog-nise sexual harassment and protect themselves.
The power of advertising has been well recognised, but it's not every day that advertising causes family conflict. I wouldn't know it could, had I not myself experienced this with my mother.
Driving skills, not licences, key to safety
While the Ministry of Transport's recent plan to divide driving courses into two sections, one for automatic cars (AT) and the other for manual cars (MT) pleases many drivers of automatic vehicles presently forced to take the more difficult manual test, some doubt the feasibility of the separation.
Nguyen Thi Tuyet of HCM City was taken aback one day when many of her friends asked her about a party she planned to attend two weeks later.
Learning to think beyond multiple-choice questions
During my years studying abroad in undergrad and my year at American high school, I was automatically considered good at math - the overused Asian stereotype.
Together, they take short, quick steps, precisely following the rhythm belting out from an old CD player. And they never step on each other's feet.
Social networkers should act responsibly
Durians plus Coke equals death? That shocking claim went rampant on the newsfeeds of Facebook, the most popular social network in Viet Nam, last weekend. The story was allegedly about a Chinese tourist who died after eating the fruit and washing it down with the American beverage.
With the import of bar culture from Western countries, now Ha Noi's nightlife is being coloured by the birth of lively, dynamic bars. Increasingly, the opening of these bars is opening new leisure spots for young people to enjoy.
Homecoming challenges test returning students
Every day, a sizeable number of Vietnamese youth get the opportunity to study at renowned universities abroad, making up a new generation of competent workforce that is well equipped and possesses a global worldview.
Can we sit on the fence on this one?
The images and video clips of last Sunday lost no time in doing what they do in this digital age of smartphones. They went viral.
Hanoian housewife Bui Thanh Truc is afraid to travel by air in view of the many recent plane crashes, which have only intensified her apprehensions about flight safety.

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VN smartphone hits shops 1    VN smartphone hits shops

Bkav Corporation yesterday launched the first made-in-Vietnam smartphone, Bphone, which was in development for more than four years.

CAAV plan seeks to tighten baggage security 1    CAAV plan seeks to tighten baggage security

The Civil Aviation Administration of Viet Nam (CAAV) has issued a plan for better management and prevention of theft of passengers' baggage and cargo, and to ensure aviation security.

Son makes Dad prize wheelchair 1    Son makes Dad prize wheelchair

Le Van Hoa works through his lunchtime at a workshop at the Hue College of Industry every day, despite the extreme heat. He is finalising an electric wheelchair designed for his father who was paralysed in a motorbike accident 12 years ago.

US show to shoot secret cave special 1    US show to shoot secret cave special

The American television network ABC (American Broadcasting Company) will make a live broadcast of a Good Morning America programme featuring one Viet Nam's natural wonders.

Prime Minister awards merit certificate to swimmer Vien 1    Prime Minister awards merit certificate to swimmer Vien

Nguyen Thi Anh Vien received a Labour Order third class, and a merit certificate from Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on Monday.