The developmental world is abuzz with news of President Barack Obama's nominee for the next World Bank president. Jim Yong Kim, the current president of Dartmouth and a well-respected world health expert, has been tagged to lead the international financial institution following the departure of current president, Robert Zoellick. Although Kim's position hasn't been secured, … [Read more...] about Video Mondays: Jim Kim — Physician, Dartmouth President, World Bank Presidential Nominee…Rap Star?
Coming Now to a Theater Near You: Touch by Minh Duc Nguyen
Not too long ago, VTP shared with you a first person style interview with Minh Duc Nguyen, a Vietnamese American director who was making his feature directorial debut with the movie Touch. At that time, Touch, which tells the story of an interracial romance between a manicurist and a mechanic, was being screened at the Vietnamese International Film festival. We were worried … [Read more...] about Coming Now to a Theater Near You: Touch by Minh Duc Nguyen
Video Mondays: Tyga Raps
Did you know…? …that American rapper Tyga is part Vietnamese? Born Michael Nguyen Stevenson in Compton, CA, Tyga is of Vietnamese and Jamaican descent. His mother nicknamed him “Tiger” because she thought he looked like golfer Tiger Woods. He changed the spelling to “add a little swagger” and made it an acronym for “Thank You God Always.” A chance meeting with Gym Class … [Read more...] about Video Mondays: Tyga Raps
Vietnam, Originality, and the Epic Martial Arts Movie
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
Chuc Mung Nam Moi! Have You Taken a Look at Your 2012 Horoscope?
To our dear readers, We wish you all a healthy and prosperous New Year full of good times with your family and friends. 2012 is the year of the Water Dragon, so here's a rundown of everyone's horoscopes, summarized from Astrology.com. Check out the website if you want something more in depth. Dragon: Dragons, it's your year. You can expect 2012 to be full of both crests and … [Read more...] about Chuc Mung Nam Moi! Have You Taken a Look at Your 2012 Horoscope?