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Disabled Vietnamese author publishes 4th book

Tran Tra My.

Only one of Tran Tra My’s fingers is strong enough to type on a computer, but that hasn’t stopped her from filling pages with stories of good deeds and big dreams. A sever childhood illness which severely damaged her limbs hasn’t stopped My from rising through Vietnam’s literary ranks to …

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Vietnam moves to limit smoking in films, theaters

A scene from a Vietnamese movie showing a female character smoking

A culture ministry circular set to take effect next month will ban smoking in films and theaters in Vietnam with certain exceptions. According to the circular, issued on August 30, films and theatrical performances must not depict smoking if the action is done by minors, promotes the production and sales …

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Always love the ladies, my Vietnamese friends!

A woman sells flowers at a market in Ho Chi Minh City.

Yep, just  is up and running again – it’s almost time for Vietnamese Women’s Day, on the 20th of October. Time for the flowers, the romantic dinner, mum’s breakfast in bed, the rest of the family does the housework and a big hug for grandma! I freely admit one of …

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Food reviewing emerges as new job choice among young Vietnamese

This photo combination shows the most popular Vietnamese food reviewers.

In recent years, food reviewing has become more and more popular among Vietnamese millennials who consider social network platforms such as Instagram and YouTube part of their life. The popular photo and video-sharing social networking service Instagram has quickly become a ‘food heaven’ for many Vietnamese food reviewers to introduce …

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