We should give our misled youth a second chance

While a group of youths' pathetic act of retaliation must be punished, an unwanted involvement with the law could stain the future of these youths when what they need is to learn a lesson and be able to release their anger in a way that is not so damaging to them.
Talk Around Town

Why bánh chưng Tết is more than just a dish

Bánh chưng is the homeland, the happy childhood of hard manual work in the cutting cold winter. Bánh chưng is the original Vietnamese way of explaining the origin of the universe, and represents gratitude, the love of children who always find a way to show it to their parents regardless of circumstance.

Talk Around Town

What to bring your mother for Tết

It all started with rapper Đen Vâu's Lunar New Year music video "Mang Tiền Về Cho Mẹ" (Bring Money Home to Your Mother). The video, which has had 40 million views since it was released at the end of last month had made everyone at least consider for a minute or more what he or she is going to give to their mother.
Talk Around Town

All's well that ends well in ancient villages

When considering old Vietnamese villages, people are quick to think of banyan trees, local wells and communal houses, which are widely seen as “ancient cultural icons” of rural areas. Beside their substantial real life value, they are symbolic of a community culture where people meet, talk and exchange news.

Talk Around Town

We must not drop our guard on COVID

This week Hà Nội saw its number of coronavirus patients on the rise, passing three digits to reach above 200 on Tuesday. Hồ Chí Minh City's Hóc Môn District saw new patients rise above 1,000.

Talk Around Town

Traffic light signals change for Đà Lạt

With its first traffic light installed and six more to come this year, Đà Lạt is no longer the “city without traffic lights, cyclos, and air-conditioners” that it’d long been known as, raising different reactions among those who care about it.