Growing up, I remembered coming home from school and rushing to complete my homework as quickly and as accurately as possible. Why? So I could watch the latest episode of the newest TVB drama available. Ah, the memories of Dagger Li (Tieu Ly Phi Dao) defeating enemies with just one dagger... the twists and turns of Trinket's (Loc Dinh Ky) adventures... or seeing all five … [Read more...] about Vietnam, Originality, and the Epic Martial Arts Movie
And the Floral Emblem Award Goes to…
For most of 2010 and 2011, the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism has been busy as bees flying from Ha Noi to Da Nang to Sai Gon in their endeavor to find a flower fitting the following criteria: Indigenous to Vietnam Easily and popularly grown Beautiful and scented Frequently used and highly valued in various art forms, including but not limited to art, literature, … [Read more...] about And the Floral Emblem Award Goes to…
Red Spring Festival: Giving Blood for Tet
As Lunar New Year approaches, families around the world are no doubt occupied with cleaning the house, arranging apricot and peach flowers, buying new clothes, selecting the Five Fruits, or delighting in rice cakes. Those who are more traditional are visiting ancestral tombs, paying off debts, or readying their kitchens to bid farewell to the Kitchen God. And in recent years, a … [Read more...] about Red Spring Festival: Giving Blood for Tet
Have You Found Pleasure From E-Spot Stimulation?
One ball head, one tweezer, two feather blades, one wire loop, one shaver, one excavator, two down puffs, and an earpick – those are the typical instruments found in an ear-cleaning set and have been popular with Asians (who are more likely to accumulate dry cerumen) for centuries. Though these tools may sound scary or even painful, most individuals who have experienced them … [Read more...] about Have You Found Pleasure From E-Spot Stimulation?
Should Vietnam Shut Down Its Sex and Drug Rehabilitation Centers?
From November 25th to December 5th 2011, United Nations' Special Rapporteur for the Human Rights Council Anand Grover visited Vietnam to survey the country's health systems and financing, access to medicines, and HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment. Following his 10 days of observation and dialogue, Mr. Grover presented his preliminary findings at a press conference earlier this … [Read more...] about Should Vietnam Shut Down Its Sex and Drug Rehabilitation Centers?