Short Story (22-06-2008) When I'm 64 by Phan Hon Nhien The waiting lounge was deserted. The chair surfaces were all smooth and shining red connected very closely together by a bar of cool white stainless steel. Hung sat down on the chair. He looked at the wall clock. In a few minutes it would strike noon. His son had just been sent to the emergency room. All he could do now was wait. Hurried steps were heard. A tall, lanky man of about 27 darted out. His hands were pressed hard at the lower part of his neck as if he was trying to contain strange sounds that threatened to burst out. He finally sat down on the chair at the other end of the row. He mumbled continuously. About ten minutes later, when the trembling had stopped, he buried his face into his hands. Hung secretly observed the strange man. An ambulance arrived outside the hospital and duty nurses rushed downstairs and out to meet it. Hung sat still. But the strange man had stood up and disappeared through the revolving door. … [Read more...] about When I’m 64
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Faces with blissful smiles, joyful laughs and a warm, nice atmosphere are what I could experience during 2 days of the summer camp for poor but studious teenagers organized by Committee for Population, Family and Teenagers at Phuoc Hai Seaside in Long Dat District, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province a few days ago. This is an annual activity aiming at encouraging teenagers who managed to study well despites their difficult lives. The teenagers performed the fashion show at the summer camp. … [Read more...] about 2006 Summer Camp for poor but studious teenagers brought a great joy to teenagers who overcame difficulties to do well at school.
By the time I got to the hotel, Ngoc had already been checked in for nearly two hours. … [Read more...] about Deep In The Vanity World
Hanoi eyes 159 industrial clusters by 2030 The capital city will have 159 industrial clusters, covering a total area of more than 3,200ha by 2030, baodautu.vn reports. This is pursuant to its industrial cluster development master plan for 2020 with a vision to 2030. In the period up to 2020, there will be 138 industrial clusters with an area of more than 2,620ha in the city. Of these, 52 are newly-established zones, spanning 590ha. The plan has been approved by the municipal People’s Committee. In the 2021 to 2030 period, five existing industrial clusters will be expanded, having a total area of 45.4ha, and 21 new ones, covering 536ha, will be established. According to the plant, industrial complexes which are located in the five northern districts of the city —Soc Son, Me Linh, Dong Anh, Long Bien and Gia Lam — will prioritise to attract investments in several sectors, including electronics and information technology, engineering, automotives … [Read more...] about BUSINESS IN BRIEF 25/3
Vietnamese war novel published in Iran The Farsi version of "Noi buon chien tranh" (The Sorrow of War), a novel by writer Bao Ninh, has been released in Iran. This is the first Vietnamese novel to be translated into the Farsi language, with 2,000 copies published by Iran's Ofoq private publishing house. Some Vietnamese books published in Farsi are President Ho Chi Minh's "Nhat Ky Trong Tu" (Prison Diary) and General Vo Nguyen Giap's "Hoi Ky ve Dien Bien Phu" (Memoirs of Dien Bien Phu). Nguyen Du's "Truyen Kieu" (Kieu's Story) is being translated by former Iranian Ambassador to Vietnam Seyed Kamal Sajjadi. In 1994, the English version of "The Sorrow of War" translated by Phan Thanh Hao was published. "The Sorrow of War" features an infantry soldier from Hanoi. With his youth and pains of adolescent love during the bloody battles of the war, and then his attempts, as a struggling writer in postwar Hanoi, to come to grips with the savageries he has witnessed, to make sense of death, … [Read more...] about ART & ENTERTAINMENT IN BRIEF 7/3