Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Five films from Belgium’s Mons International Love Film Festival (FIFA Mons) will be screened free of charge in Hà Nội from September 21-24. This screenings are being organised by the Wallonie-Bruxelles delegation in Việt Nam, and the National Documentary and Scientific Film Studio, following the success of the two seasons of FIFA Mons held in Việt Nam in 2016 and 2017. Anne Lange, a representative for Wallonie - Bruxelles in Việt Nam, said the festival was a much-awaited cultural event for Vietnamese audiences thanks to the high quality of the films. “This year we will present more films in more genres than last year,” she said. The audience will have a chance to enjoy two tragedies, a comedy, an animation and a documentary. All of the films have been winners at international film festivals, she said. Noces (A Wedding, 2016), a film of Belgium, France, Luxembourg … [Read more...] about All about love featured at film fest
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We've been warned repeatedly about the health perils of being out-of-sync with our body clocks. Are we eating in the right way for these circadian rhythms, and could changing our mealtime habits boost our health and help us lose weight? 'Breakfast like a king' What did you eat this morning for breakfast or lunch? The chances are it wasn't steak and chips, chickpea curry or anything else you might normally have for dinner. Yet some scientists believe eating more of our daily calories earlier in the day - and shifting mealtimes earlier in general - could be good for our health. One study found women who were trying to lose weight lost more when they had lunch earlier in the day, while another linked eating later breakfasts to having a higher body mass index. "There's already a very old saying, eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper, and I think there's some truth in that," says Dr Gerda Pot, a visiting lecturer in nutritional sciences at King's College … [Read more...] about Are we eating at the wrong time for our body clocks?
Velo de Piste, a hub for bicycle lovers and night owls Kieu Giang By Kieu Giang in HCMC A view of Velo de Piste Café in District 1 at night - Photo: Ngoc Minh I discovered Velo de Piste on a late night wandering around the city downtown to find the best place to watch the fireworks display at Tet. The venue which is located on the shady corner of Pasteur and Nguyen Cong Tru streets in District 1 is ideal for bicycle lovers and those who stay up late. Guests to the café which was established at the end of last year can find Fixed Gear and Vintage Bicycle and numerous foreign magazines specializing in bicycles. “I have an idea for a bicycle café due to an obsession with pollution issues. I also aim to raise people’s awareness on the use of environmentally-friendly vehicles, namely the bicycle. If any of my staff use a bicycle they will receive a 10% increase in wages and guests who come on a bicycle will enjoy a 10% discount on their … [Read more...] about Velo de Piste, a hub for bicycle lovers and night owls
(Cinet)- For one night every year, night-owl art lovers are allowed access after normal opening hours to hundreds of French museums in major cities free of charge from dusk on May 15 to the wee hours on May 16 to mark the Nuit des Musees (European Night of Museums). This Saturday at around 8 p.m. when the Louvre Musuem and Orsay Musuem on each side of the Seine River were bathed in the golden rays of the setting sun, long queues were stretching hundreds of meters at the entrances of the two most famous Paris museums. … [Read more...] about Museums open for free on “European Night of Museums”
A woman rides her bicycle to Long Bien Market to buy agriculture produce to resell. She usually arrives at 2 a.m. and waits for two hours until the goods arrive. “I warm up when I pull these boxes, it’s freezing cold just sitting around,” said a porter at Long Bien Market. This street cleaner has to wear extra gloves and a head scarf after midnight. Road workers are out every night from 11 p.m. until 5 a.m. A scrap collector has refused to take the cold night off, and it really paid off. Another scrap collector keeps warm by a bonfire under a bridge. She makes around VND50,000 ($2) a day, and most of her meals are bowls of plain instant noodles. “The winter cold causes me a lot of pain in my arms and legs, but taking a break means I’ll have nothing to eat,” the 71-year-old woman said. A … [Read more...] about Braving the winter cold with Hanoi’s night owls