Thinking his house by the railroad was perfect to open a café, Quan and his wife had borrowed money from a bank less than a year ago to set up the business. He was earning around VND20 million ($860) a month, enough for his family to have a stable life. … [Read more...] about Hanoi Train Street café owners look for other means of livelihood
Reflecting on life meaning
“However, as long as you can endure and put in the work, it will make you money. Frankly speaking, I make enough to cover my rent and put food on the table for my family,” Huu proudly explained only moments before he resumed driving to survive in the city. … [Read more...] about No-shows and other fears: Daily life of food delivery workers in Vietnam
This national disaster has got me thinking. Is karaoke something we – foreigners – have the right to complain about? I’ve been living here on and off for over a decade, and I’ve experienced nothing but gracious hospitality from the Vietnamese. I’ve not once been made to feel like I don’t belong. Every day I have warm and genuine encounters that would put my own country people to shame. There’s nowhere else in the world I’d rather live. … [Read more...] about Do foreigners have the right to complain about countryside karaoke?
Throughout 75 years of fighting, building, and developing together with the country’s development, VNA has been awarded a Hero title three times: Labour Hero in the Renewal Period once and Hero of the People’s Armed Forces twice for the VNA and the LPA. … [Read more...] about Voices from the front
Japan has more than 25,000 hot springs (onsen). Originally considered a kind of bath good for health only, onsens have been developed to become the most popular tourist attractions in Japan. In Japanese history, the popularity of onsens was clearly reflected through cultural development. Onsens satisfy the demand for fun and relaxation with friends, colleagues, families and couples. They are not just a quiet place to help people escape from the hustle and bustle of life but also a bridge to enhance social relationships. In Japan, hot springs and the therapeutic effects of onsens are believed to be a miraculous treatment with divine power thanks to the mineral content of geothermal water. … [Read more...] about Special health benefits of Quang Hanh hot mineral source analysed by the Japanese director