Young camp coordinators from different countries have found endless joy and satisfaction with their job at Vietnam’s first “American-style” summer camp. This summer, youths from different countries gathered at American Paradise Camp (APC), based in Phan Thiet City in central Vietnam’s Binh Thuan Province – some 180km (a 4-hour bus ride) from Ho Chi Minh City – to work as camp coordinators. The camp is the Southeast Asian country’s first “American-style” summer camp intended for local and international children between the ages of 8 and 16. It attracted many campers from June to August this year. Luke Smith, 31, from the UK, is among the young camp coordinators. “Enjoying my life,” he replied when asked what his current job is. In November last year, Smith quit his sales managing job to travel around Southeast Asian countries, … [Read more...] about Foreign summer camp coordinators enjoy life to the full in Vietnam
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Screening of “Annie Hall” Sat 31 Aug 2013, 2 pm TPD Centre for Assistance and Development of Movie Talents 51 Tran Hung Dao Str (4th floor), Hanoi On Saturday August 31th 2013, TPD Centre will host next session of Two Thumbs Up Movie programme. We will screen Annie Hall (1977), directed by Woody Allen. Annie Hall is a 1977 American romantic comedy film directed by Woody Allen from a screenplay he co-wrote with Marshall Brickman. The director co-stars as Alvy Singer, who tries to figure out the reasons for the failure of his relationship with the film’s eponymous female lead, played by Diane Keaton. Allen has described the film as “a major turning point”,which, unlike the farces and comedies that were his work to that point, introduced a level of seriousness where, he says, he “had the courage to abandon … just clowning around and the safety of complete broad comedy. I said to myself, ‘I think I will try and make some deeper film and not … [Read more...] about EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 15-31 (daily updated)
Art Talk “In Search of the Lost Time” Fri 15 Mar 2013, 7 pm Manzi Art Space 14 Phan Huy Ich, Hanoi Hanoi Grapevine and Manzi proudly present a special talk with poet/translator Duong Tuong, writer/educator Pham Toan and writer Bui Ngoc Tan. Looking into the personal experiences and memories of three well-known intellectuals of Vietnam, the talk will offer an opportunity to explore further the country’s tumultuous history in the second half of the 20th century. The talk will be conducted in Vietnamese only. Due to limited capacity, please register at [email protected] before 3.00 p.m, Thursday March 14. The event is part of the series ‘Art Forum Events’ funded by CDEF. (*) The event’s title is inspired by Marcel Proust’s renowned novel “In Search of Lost Time”, currently being translated by Duong Tuong. Screening of “Crossroads: Between Vietnam and Mongolia” Thu 14 Mar 2013, 8.30 pm ATK 73 a Mai Hac De You are … [Read more...] about EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 1-15 (daily updated)
As sheriff’s investigators threaded past the battered cars, cast-off tires and rusted farm equipment cluttering Brent Nicholson’s front yard, there was no hint of the sinister stockpile hidden behind his windowless front door. Inside, the guns were everywhere: rifles and shotguns piled in the living room, halls and bedrooms; handguns littering tables and countertops. Outside, when they rolled up the door on the pre-fab metal garage, more arms spilled out at their feet. “This has completely changed our definition of an ass-load of guns,” said Chesterfield County Sheriff Jay Brooks. Six weeks after the discovery, officers are still cataloging the weapons, many of which have proved stolen, and the final tally is expected to be close to 5,000. “I don’t know if there’s ever been (a seizure) this big anywhere before,” Brooks says. The question of how one man amassed such a stockpile of guns arises just as there is renewed American … [Read more...] about Man’s hoard of nearly 5,000 guns shows ease of amassing arms in U.S.
Music Night with Gede Robi from Indonesian grunge rock band NAVICULA Fri 10 Jul 2015, 9 pm 27/52 To Ngoc Van, Tay Ho Gede Robi, lead guitarist and vocalist of one of the top Indonesian grunge bands – Navicula – will be in Hanoi with Joe Cummings from Love Bone – a Bangkok-based hard driving blues outfit, teaming up with funk bass player Daniel Eiland. The trio pump out a hard driving set of classics, originals and contemporary electric guitar sounds with strong vocal stylings from Robi. Having played in Thailand (Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Pai), Myanmar (Yangon), playing solo in Phnom Penh and on regular tour in his home Indonesia, Robi is a crowd connector and any performance he gives is fun, funny and interactive with the audience who respond to his somehow cheeky delivery and soulful renditions of tunes from Placebo and Meat Puppets, just as enthusiastically as they do the rock hard originals and covers from the Velvet Underground to Pearl Jam. Gigs in Hanoi will be … [Read more...] about EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR JULY 1-10