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A Popular Vietnamese Traditional Musical Instrument: Đàn Tranh Posted by on Mar 24, 2022

One of the most popular Vietnamese traditional musical instruments is the đàn tranh, also known as đàn thập lục (16-string instrument). Đàn tranh is a Vietnamese zither, similar to the Chinese guzheng, Japanese koto, Korean gayageum, or Mongolian yatga. It is believed that the Đàn tranh was in use in Vietnam at least since…

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Vietnamese Films Posted by on Feb 22, 2022

Have you ever watched a Vietnamese phim (film, movie)? By that I mean a phim that is made in Vietnam and has English subtitles. To be honest, I wasn’t interested much in Vietnamese phim. The acting was known to be too stiff, the content was not interesting, and the overall production quality was not that advanced. Who would want to…

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Vietnamese Mansions Posted by on Jan 18, 2022

Since Vietnam reformed its economic policy and direction in the 1990s, its economic has growth and has been described as a miracle. The economic boom has created many money-making business opportunities for a lot of enterprising people. As a result, a whole new “red bourgeois” class was born over the past twenty years with a…

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Fashion Color Trends for Spring/Summer 2022 Posted by on Jan 3, 2022

I don’t follow xu hướng thời trang (fashion trends) but I do follow the color trends each year out of curiosity. According to what I found from surfing the internet today, màu sắc thời trang (color fashion) for mùa xuân và mùa hè (spring and summer) this year is all the beautiful colors that I…

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Popular Vietnamese Autumn Songs Posted by on Oct 18, 2021

Listening to music and looking out a window, I saw a yellow storm in front of my eyes. A strong wind caused all the leaves that had changed their colors to detach from their branches, ascend into the air, and with gravity, descend to the ground. It was a breath-taking scene. There is something about…

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The Chocolate World Posted by on Aug 2, 2021

It would be hard for me to believe if you said you have never had a piece of chocolate or a hot chocolate drink in your entire life. Chocolate is a very addictive treat and has a large pool of dedicated fans around the world, especially in western countries. Chocolate pairs well with wine. Chocolate…

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All About Laughter Posted by on Apr 19, 2021

Feeling sad? Stressed? Depressed? Angry? Frustrated? Try laughter therapy. Laughter is the best medicine! Laughter produces endorphins, the “happy chemical” that helps us relieve stress, anxiety, pain, and makes us feel more relaxed and happier. Some studies have found laughter also fosters higher quality relationships and is good fitness for our hearts. The Vietnamese have…

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