(What I talk about when I talk about Việt Nam) “Ba Nho holds the dan day lute close to his face…. With dignity, he plays the opening phrase…. Never before had Co To heard the sound of the dan day full of such misery and grief. The sound was so sullen and suppressed, as if it […]
(What I talk about when I talk about Việt Nam) Tết is a time when friends visit each other’s home. More about Tết Articles on Wikipedia: Tết, Bánh chưng McAllister’s (2012) Connecting Places, Constructing Tết: Home, City, and the Making of the Lunar New Year in Urban Vietnam
(What I talk about when I talk about Việt Nam) Installer’s Note: This entry will be revised. For me Trịnh Công Sơn is more about poetry. His poems tell very sad stories, and when quiet, they are more enlightening than gloomy. Schafer (2007, p. 603) writes: Văn Ngọc stresses Sơn’s new approach to lyrics, which, he says, […]
Hồng Nhung, one of the four coaches of The Voice of Vietnam 2013, gave 100% of her support to Cát Tường. Thus, the audience’s votes for the two contestants on her team in the semifinal live show, Cát Tường and Hà Linh, did not count. Cát Tường safely entered the finals. That decision is only one of the amazing […]
The photos below, provided by Nihon Denpa News (NDN) – Japan, Vietnam News Agency, and Young Pioneer Newspaper, were exhibited in “Children in War Time” (at 93 Đinh Tiên Hoàng, Hà Nội, from Sep. 7 to Sep. 14 2012). They describe Vietnamese pupils’ life during the escalation of the American war in the North, 1964-1972.
” […] The fact is that the world now has changed to much, in comparison to the last two decades. The changes are both bad and good, but this is not what I want to discuss here. What I want to say is that it is this change that has opened up many great opportunities for […]
Leaving high school is often considered an important landmark in a person’s life. Rituals have been invented to celebrate the event and create memories. This post invites you to look at how Hanoian teens have constructed and participated in the rituals. Chu Văn An, Việt Đức, and Hà Nội Amsterdam are among the top highschools in Hanoi.
One day I was invited to join a Facebook group, the one my old classmates in 5A1 (1991-1992), Thành Công B Primary School (Ba Đình, Hà Nội, Việt Nam) created so that the class members could stay in touch.
The establishment of the modern school in Vietnam in late 19th century implied the collapse of the Chinese-influenced feudal system of education here.
When I was a child at school and learned moral lessons, many of the exemplars of good will were students who write with their feet.