When Quynh first heard about Tinder, she was not convinced it would actually work, but downloaded it anyway out of curiosity. The app allows users to browse through thousands of profiles to find an interesting one. If two people are matched, they can start an online conversation. Sitting with a group of single friends at a weekend party recently after a busy week, Quynh heard the story of a man and a woman sitting next to each other at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi when they were matched by the app. They went on to become a couple. "It sounded too good to be true, but I didn’t know many men at school and office, so I wanted to give it a try," the 25-year-old, who works for an NGO in the capital, said. On the first day she was matched with over 50 people. Quynh is not alone. Many of her friends are also active on Tinder and other apps such as Grindr and Bumble. "It would be hard to find a young adult who has never heard of online dating apps these days," she … [Read more...] about Young Vietnamese turn to dating apps to seek relationships
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Nguyen Thi Dep, 70, saw a mother and daughter reunite after decades on the TV show Helping Vietnamese Adoptees Trace Their Roots. She immediately rushed to the show organizers in HCMC hoping she can find her own daughter, whom she had sent to the U.S. as a child. Dep only wants to see and hug her daughter before she dies. Photo by VnExpress/Thao Nguyen. As the lanky woman, a cleaner at a high school in Thu Duc District, watches a clip showing the mother and daughter, there are tears running down cheeks: "I only wish someday I will get to hold my daughter in flesh like that." She shows a picture of a baby girl, her daughter, and said, eyes glued to the picture: "She was the result of the love between me and an American officer, Joe. I don’t know where she is now, what she is doing and if she is well." At the age of 19, Dep left Kien Giang Province for Saigon to work as a cleaner at the US military base in Long Binh, southern Dong Nai Province. Her attractiveness and fluent … [Read more...] about Woman still pines for child she sent to U.S. 43 years ago
Watch it on your television: The cast of the TV series Mẹ Ơi, Bố Đâu Rồi (Mom,Where’s Dad?), the Vietnamese remake of American show Last Man Standing, produced and broadcast by 20th Century Fox Television. — VNS Photo Minh ThuViet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Last Man Standing, a fan favorite for seven seasons on 20th Century Fox Television, will get a Vietnamese version titled Mẹ Ơi, Bố Đâu Rồi? (Mom,Where’s Dad?) appearing on Việt Nam Television (VTV). The US television station joined hands with Việt Nam Feature Film Studio to remake the blockbuster series to preserve the primary content while making it suitable with Vietnamese culture, said director Bùi Tiến Huy. It’s story about Mạnh, a married father of three girls, who tries to maintain his masculinity in a world increasingly dominated by women. Mạnh works as a senior executive and director … [Read more...] about VN version of American small-screen favourite to debut
Viet Nam News by Hoàng Linh Never before have game shows and reality shows been more popular on TV and in the media. On most State-owned and private channels, it’s easy to find these shows. Many families enjoy watching the drama unfold over dinner on the TV or even YouTube, and their popularity is unlikely to abate. The shows not only influence the audience but also the participants. The number of people who have registered to take part in these shows is so high that producers will not have to search for participants for a couple of years to come. “Taking part in TV game shows or reality shows makes the participants known among many people, i.e. the audience,” Nguyễn Bình An, an IT engineer, said. “When people from game shows or reality shows walk down the street and are recognised, it must be a weird feeling,” An added. Besides becoming famous overnight, participants have the chance to cash in. For example, the highest prize on Who … [Read more...] about Do reality TV shows brings fame or shame?
“I am a product of the Vietnam War,” Suzanne tells VnExpress. “I was the daughter of a Vietnamese woman and a black American soldier.” Found in a bush by a police officer, the girl was sent to the nearest orphanage. “The orphanage gave me a name and a birthday. The name they gave me was Thi Hien. The birthday they gave me was March 26.” Thi Hien’s birth story is recorded in a letter written by Maragret Routh, an English nurse at her orphanage, to her adopted parents, Barbara and Murray Hook. In the letter dated June 6, 1971, Routh wrote that the two-year old Thi Hien suffered malnutrition, could not lift her head off the pillow or sit properly. Mixed raced babies, especially babies of Vietnamese women and American soldiers, were not looked after very well at the orphanage and usually got food last, according to the nurse. Thi Hien at three in a Saigon orphanage. Photo courtesy of Suzanne Thi Hien was among the adoptees … [Read more...] about The return of the Vietnamese adoptee