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.
To leave or to stay: do migrants have a choice?
Every time I talk to a street vendor, a shoe-shine boy or girl or others who spend most of their time working outdoors in major cities, I would think that if I were to replicate the Humans of New York project there, I would focus solely on migrants from rural areas.
Uninterrupted heavy rain last week flooded over 80ha of watermelon crops, vegetable gardens and rice fields in some districts along the Vu Gia and Thu Bon rivers.
Has the kids' helmets controversy come to a head?
Vu Bang is a proud father of two children - a second grader and a little boy attending kindergarten. He is also proud of his motorbike driving skills and how good his little daughter is at sitting on the bike.
Entrance exam ban poses tough questions
Summer, the examination season for Vietnamese students, is coming. This means lots of pressure are waiting for students; but not for fifth graders because they don't have to take lower secondary school entrance exams any more.

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Commando recalls sinking of US aircraft carrier Commando recalls sinking of US aircraft carrier

Seventy-nine-year-old former Vietnamese commando Lam Son Nao still feels uncomfortable whenever he thinks about the moment he tried to recover 84 kilos of explosives that had been left near the USNS Core aircraft carrier.

When festivals lose sight of the people 1    When festivals lose sight of the people

Last year I visited George Town in Penang, Malaysia. I was excited to find a lot of similarities between it and my hometown, Hue.

Cultural events lead to fireworks competition 1    Cultural events lead to fireworks competition

An International cuisine event will be held in the central city as a lead up to this weekend's scheduled seventh Da Nang International Fireworks Competition, a contest between teams representing five countries.

Da Nang to monitor trees with GIS 1    Da Nang to monitor trees with GIS

Da Nang plans to use the geographic information system (GIS) in the city's public tree management work, the municipal People's Committee spokesman Vo Van Thuong said.

Man detained for trafficking 15 monkeys Man detained for trafficking 15 monkeys

The Nghe An Province's environmental crimes division said this morning that it has detained a man for allegedly trafficking monkeys following a tip-off.