It always seems a waste when all those beautiful flowers at weddings are promptly thrown away afterwards – especially if you’re talking of an event on the scale of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding. Meghan Markle wedding dress Clare Waight Keller Givenchy Royal Wedding 4 (Photo: AFP) The St Joseph’s Hospice in London received a “very special delivery” on Sunday. Thankfully, the eco-friendly newlyweds gave their blooms a few more days to brighten other people’s lives, by donating these to St. Joseph’s Hospice in London. On Sunday, the hospice posted a message on Facebook about their “very special delivery”. “Beautiful bouquets made from the #royalwedding flowers which we gave to our patients. A big thank you to Harry and Meghan and florist Philippa Craddock. Our hospice smells and looks gorgeous. Such a lovely gesture,” it said. A happy patient at St. Joseph's Hospice in London holding a … [Read more...] about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ‘upcycle’ royal wedding flowers for a good cause
Flower for love
One of the things I love about Vietnam is the number of ‘hotties’ in this country (‘hotties’ is Donald Trump talk for ‘she’s a good looking gal’). It’s actually hard to find a girl who is NOT attractive! One of the things I love about Vietnam is the number of ‘hotties’ in this country (‘hotties’ is Donald Trump talk for ‘she’s a good looking gal’). It’s actually hard to find a girl who is NOT attractive! When you do find a girl, no matter how she looks, you’d better remember her on Vietnamese Woman’s Day or she’ll never let you forget it! It might be hard to find decent flowers due to the terrible weather this year before Vietnamese Women’s Day so make sure you start looking for them early! Held on the 20th of October each year, Women’s Day celebrates the contribution of women to Vietnamese society. It originated during the old war days and has stuck around … [Read more...] about Happy Vietnamese Women’s Day: A flower for the favorite!
International Woman's Day is just five days away with businesses in Ho Chi Minh City gearing up to sell their products. Though economic difficulties have led to consumers being thrifty with their money, many companies are still preparing promotions to stimulate demand. Similar to Valentine's Day, the favored product is flowers. More than 10,000 roses, 300 lyly flowers and 500 orchids have been prepared by World Flower, 29 Tran Quang Dieu Street, district 3. Nguyen Thuy Vu, manager of World Flower, said flower prices increased last year by 50-70 percent a week before the big day. Flower traders have predicted that prices will not see such big increases this year. With the number of flowers prepared Vu said prices will be kept stable, prices will only increase by 20 percent. At Ho Thi Ky flower market, District 10, many people have rushed to buy flowers. Many unusual flowers have appeared and at low prices. The 'Happy' flower is predicted to be popular, as are Velvet roses … [Read more...] about Promotions for Woman’s Day
Despite serving death row for over five years, a mother and son have been fighting discrimination, rising above all odds to alert people on HIV risks, and in the process became a shining example to similar, less fortunate souls. Thirty-something-year-old Nghiem Thi Lan takes center stage, smiles and talks vividly for hours. She tells her audience how to use condoms, to always use new needles and other issues. Birds and bees even enter her speech as she leaves no HIV-related topic untouched. … [Read more...] about L for love
Flowers For Teachers By Quynh Thu A teacher and students on the way to school Social changes and materialism have adversely affected the relationship between teachers and students. However, plenty of teachers have maintained love for their teaching career. Anh Nguyen still remembers his first celebration of Teachers’ Day 36 years ago when he was in grade nine. It was in November 1975 in Saigon, still fresh from the country’s reunification following a war lasting for 21 years. A Saigonese student back then, Anh had no concept of what such a day was like. But he and his classmates and schoolmates enthusiastically embraced the celebration as an occasion to express their affection for their teachers. Referred to as the “International Charter of Teachers” in the north at the time, the newly introduced event soon became exciting to both teachers and students of this school in the southern city. “We gave our teachers mostly bouquets of flowers,” Anh … [Read more...] about Flowers For Teachers