Viet Nam News Vietnamese award-winning bartender Phạm TiếnTiếp is the perfect example of the rags-to-riches success story. From a poor countryside boy to a champion bartender, and currently, a Master of Mixology, his life is one of challenges and surprises. He talks with Thúy Hằng about his determination to achieve his life's goals and his unlimited indulgence for the art of mixology. Inner Sanctum: You tried out several jobs before becoming a bartender. Can you tell us about that period of your life? Wow, it is a long story. I was born in a small village in the northern province of Hưng Yên, and I experienced a hard childhood. At the age of 15, I left school and moved to Hà Nội to find a job. I had no idea what I wanted to do. I started off as a shoeshine boy, and then moved on to become a waiter in a phở stand and later a textile worker. While working as a waiter at a bar in the Old Quarter area, I was mesmerised by the lissome and skillful movements of foreign bartenders … [Read more...] about Mixing things up for a living, and how!
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Oscar nominee Uno to meet with locals on Saturday Saigon International Film School will host a discussion on movie making with Japanese American director Michael Toshiyuki Uno, an Oscar nominee, on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in HCMC’s Binh Thanh District. The event is open to moviemakers and cinema enthusiasts to learn and share knowledge of film making and directing with the veteran director. Uno is an instructor at School of Cinema-Television of the University of Southern California and has directed a number of TV dramas and movies. His movie “The Road to Galveston” (1996) won the silver award in the category for Television-Drama-Television Feature at the San Francisco International Film Festival in 1997 and best actress for Cicely Tyson at the Lone Star Film & Television Awards in 1996. His movie The Silence (1982), which tells a story about an American soldier’s life during the American War in Vietnam, was nominated for “Best Live Action … [Read more...] about Oscar nominee Uno to meet with locals on Saturday
Rather Unique: LIVE hip-hop w/ Ali & St. What Sat 28 May 2016, 9 pm ATK 73a Mai Hac De, Hanoi Come to enjoy the gold standard in live hip-hop. DJ Ali spins fresh beats while lyrical champ St. What lays down smooth lyrics. He raps for listeners, blunt-heads, fly ladies, and prisoners. Come experience a funk vortex of freestyles, hip-hop bangers, and radiant instrumentals. Free entry! Solo Exhibition “Sick of Love” by Jakub Julian Ziolkowski Opening: Sat 28 May 2016, 6 pm Exhibition: 28 May – 04 Jun 2016 Cafe Nhà Sàn Come to a solo exhibition “Sick of Love” by Jakub Julian Ziolkowski. “A boy dreams of finding treasure, a lonely man looks at his feet stepping on other feet that belong to his own shadow, faint marks of teeth pile on the shoulder of some strange girl who has come into the world before, me, and my hand pressed against the mirror, from now on i know. Every mirror is … [Read more...] about WHAT’S ON MAY 1-31 (DAILY UPDATE)
The calls started months ago to the recruitment office in the eastern Chinese province of Jiangxi, asking how much it would cost to pass this year’s tests to join the army. The going rate, depending on your “guanxi,” or connections: As much as $16,000. Limited spots in annual recruitment drives across China’s 31 provinces and municipalities for the world’s largest army, plus a high failure rate for physical fitness tests, leads parents to pay to guarantee a spot for their child in the enlistment season that runs through September. Success offers a stable job and, for some, a path out of rural districts. “They asked me what the current price tag is, and I said ‘around 80,000 to 90,000 yuan for you guys,’” said Wang, a recruitment officer with the People’s Liberation Army in Jiangxi, referring to former military colleagues who call him. “If your guanxi was really strong it’d cost you around 50,000 to 60,000 yuan … [Read more...] about Corruption in China’s military begins with buying a job
A year ago, James Robinson played a trick on about 600 salespeople at a company where you wouldn't expect the employees to be easily fooled. Staffers at Websense Inc. got a generic-looking e-mail that encouraged them to click on a link to learn which product they could sell to earn a bigger bonus. The link led to an unfamiliar website that asked for their user names and passwords. "What came back to us was crazy, it was in the 60 to 70 percentile -- people were clicking on the link," said Robinson, security architecture and strategy officer at the San Diego-based company. Of those who clicked, 80 percent proceeded to obediently type in their log-in credentials, which is the kind of information that could allow a hacker to break into a corporate network and steal critical data. Even more alarming? These folks sell cyber-security products for a living. As businesses spend billions every year to shore up their cyber defenses against sophisticated hackers, many companies are realizing that … [Read more...] about How to fight an Internet risk technology can’t fix