>>> Daniel Nguyen beat Hoang Nam to progress to Vietnam VTF Masters 500’s final Sunday, the last day of the competition, saw No. 4 seed Daniel Nguyen face No. 2 seed Trinh Linh Giang in the final of the men’s singles. The 1990 born Daniel Nguyen was in a difficult draw against leading domestic players, including Pham Minh Tuan (Hung Thinh - Ho Chi Minh City), Nguyen Van Phuong (Becamex Binh Duong) and No. 1 star Ly Hoang Nam. However, Daniel proved the ability of a player who has reached the ATP Top 200 rankings by beating all to enter the final match against Trinh Linh Giang, the second seed of the tournament and also the reigning Vietnamese No. 2 tennis player. In the final on Sunday, once again Daniel showed his superiority, as he lost only three games to Trinh Linh Giang before beating his rival 6-0, 6-3 with ease in two straight sets to claim the title. Daniel Nguyen helped Tay Ninh - Hai Dang Club win the two championships as, on the day before, Daniel, … [Read more...] about Tennis: Vietnamese American Daniel Nguyen crowned champion at VTF Masters 500
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The Hanoitimes - Hai Phuong or Furie is one of the rare, authentic cinematic examples where execution trumps originality. Vietnamese actress to be star in US’s movie Star Wars Vietnamese actress climbs to International Movie Database top 50 popular celebs "Hai Phuong” or “Furie” has become the first Vietnamese film to be released in the US, receiving significant compliments from movie-goers and critics. Poster of Hai Phuong - Furie. Photo: Young Folks “Furie” debuted in Vietnam on February 22, 2019 and brought about VND135 billion (US$5.87 million) after two weeks. The box office is estimated to exceed VND150 billion (US$6.72 million) in the domestic market and makes the movie among the top three all-time box office successes in Vietnam. “Furie” has caught public attention amid the domination of romantic and comedy genres (rom-com) in Vietnamese theaters for years. Screening … [Read more...] about Why is a Vietnamese movie accepted in US, Canadian theaters?
I have spent over 40 percent of my adult life outside of my home country, never content with having my soul controlled by geography, to paraphrase George Santayana. I carry a U.S. passport but it doesn’t define me. I am a U.S. ex-patriot and global citizen who calls Vietnam home. It was during my first visit to Hanoi 23 years ago this month that this country - with its tragic yet inspirational millennia-long history - cast its spell on me. After moving here in 2005, I joined a select group of expats – an estimated 100,000 of them, according to official sources - who live in the midst of 97 million Vietnamese. Love us, love us not As a foreigner, I am one of those strange creatures from a distant planet, walking enigmas who evoke a panoply of emotions, ranging from interest and curiosity to indifference, contempt, and fear. As outsiders, we are sources of income, role models, fonts of wisdom, bearers of all things good, easy marks, and importers of evil … [Read more...] about On the outside looking in: A US American in Vietnam
Viet Nam News HCM CITY – For half his life, Mychal Tú Nguyễn, a 44-year-old Vietnamese-American living in HCM City, has been teaching basketball to youth and adults, and since 2010, has been the CEO of the Việt Nam Basketball Academy and Việt Nam Sports Academy. “I chose to return to Việt Nam because I wanted to learn more about my culture and heritage,” Nguyễn said. “When I decided to stay and live here about eight years ago, I wanted to give back something that I thought would help in a positive way, and basketball was something that I’m very good at.” “I have a great deal of knowledge about this kind of sport, and so I can share and pass it on to the people of Việt Nam,” he added. His goal is to educate parents about the positive benefits of having their children involved in sports and other extracurricular activities. He combines this with academics to develop one of his primary goals: the … [Read more...] about Vietnamese-American brings his passion for basketball to VN
Tram Nguyen, the first Vietnamese American elected to the legislature in Massachusetts. Photo courtesy of Andovertstownsman It was an upset victory, papers said. Tram Nguyen was surprised, too. Tram, running as a Democrat, had ousted 18th Essex District Republican state representative Jim Lyons to become the first Vietnamese - American woman elected into the state legislature and the first ever into the House of Representatives. "I decided to run because I had failed to meet in person with Rep Lyons for two consecutive years to raise some issues I was concerned about. "So I tried to give out a message to voters that I would be one who's always ready to meet them to solve problems of the state," Tram told VnExpress about her opponent. In 1992, when Tram was five, she and her parents and a 3-year-old sister left HCMC for the U.S. with just $100 in hand. In Merrimack Valley, Massachusetts, they were lucky to be hosted by a Vietnamese family who’d come to the … [Read more...] about Tram Nguyen: a flag bearer for Vietnamese Americans