An ongoing exhibition in Hanoi is highlighting precious family memories captured in outstanding entries of a six-month photography competition. The exhibition, entitled 'Mai am gia dinh Viet' (Vietnamese homes), was opened at the Vietnamese Women's Museum in Hoan Kiem District on Friday and will run until Sunday. 'Vietnamese homes' showcases 70 best photos chosen from a pool of nearly 1,000 entries submitted by 238 participants to a photography competition organized by Nguoi Ha Noi (Hanoian) newspaper and Nguoi Lam Bao (Journalist) online magazine. The six-month contest, running from June, was held in observation of the Vietnamese Family Day (June 28). Of the 70 images on display, two were awarded second prizes, three won the third prizes, and 11 received consolidation prizes. There was no first-prize winner. The photos captured the intimate moments among members of families across Vietnam in their daily activities. Below are some of the … [Read more...] about Museum exhibition displays best entries from family photo contest in Hanoi
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A Vietnamese taxi driver accused an American woman of Vietnamese descendant of sexually harassing him on May 4 but oddly the latter had reported to local police that she was raped by another cabbie just a couple of days earlier. The accuser-turned-accused Pham Thi Thanh Ngoc, 40, is also the one who had lodged complaints to local police against a Vietnamese tabloid for what she called ostensible made-up stories last year that she raped many taxi drivers, one of whom was said to be forced to have sex with her over 30 times in two days. However, all of her accusations have been disproved by Vietnamese authorities eventually. Ngoc: I’m a rape victim The American woman told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper on May 1 that she returned to Vietnam to meet a 31-year-old young man named N.Đ.T. living in the southern city of Vung Tau who proclaimed himself as a “poor kept man.” Ngoc said after having a vacation in Hanoi, she and the man in question flew to Ho Chi Minh City … [Read more...] about Vietnamese American’s rape accusation: Raping? Being raped? Or lies?
Each of the students will enjoy the opportunity of receiving the Honda YES Plus Award worth US$10,000 if they choose to study abroad in Japan. Alternatively, they could earn US$7,000 if they accept and participate in internships at universities, research institutes, laboratories, or companies throughout Japan for a period of between two and a half months to a year for a total of four years starting from the date on which they won the award. Upon successful completion of the internship period, if the candidate is able to return to Japan to study for a Master's and PhD degree, he or she will receive an additional US$3,000 for academic and research work. Le Huu Phuc, Deputy General Director of Honda Vietnam, said that with the desire to seek and develop young talent throughout the field of science and technology, since 2006, the Honda Foundation of Japan working in collaboration with Honda Vietnam and the Ministry of Science and Technology have jointly deployed the Honda YES award for … [Read more...] about Honda honours young Vietnamese engineers and scientists
Matchmakers of the groom's family meet the bride's representatives to make a wedding proposal. (Photo: dantocmiennui.vn) The Bo Y in Muong Khuong district, Lao Cai province, observe wedding rituals different from those of other ethnic groups. When a young couple decides to marry, the man’s family sends matchmakers to the woman’s family to make a wedding proposal. During a second meeting, the two families discuss wedding parties and the gifts the bride’s family’s want. “At the second meeting, we talk about the money the parents will give their children, and how much pork and wine for the party. The bride’s family asks for presents such as bracelets, a silver necklace, earrings, and clothes,” said matchmaker Gi Suy San. The groom's family brings wedding gifts to the bride's family. (Photo: dantocmiennui.vn) “When the bride’s family has agreed with the groom’s family about the wedding ceremony, they discuss … [Read more...] about Wedding rituals of the Bo Y