The Cable News Network (CNN) has named Hanoi’s Quang Ba flower market in Vietnam among the 15 best places to celebrate Lunar New Year (Tet). The news said “Known as Tet in Vietnam, Lunar New Year is the most important holiday in the country. Dodging motorcyclists while visiting a local flower market is part of the fun of celebrating the festival in Hanoi.” On this occasion, each Vietnamese family often chooses at least one flowerpot or ornamental indoor plant. One of the most famous flower markets in Hanoi is Quang Ba. Sound mixed with colorful streets and the smell of street foods create specific and impressive feelings for the capital. Other can’t-miss places for the holiday include Sha Tin Racecourse (Hong Kong-China), Awakenings Eindhoven (the Netherlands), Nuanquan Town (Hebei province-China), Chinatown (San Francisco-the US), Ditan Park (Beijing-China), Around the city (Sydney), Liao Fan Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle (Singapore), Raohe … [Read more...] about Quang Ba flower market among most attractive spots for Tet
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Several expats living in Ho Chi Minh City have shared their stories about Christmas celebrations with Tuoi Tre News as the holiday nears. My husband and I have been living in Vietnam for over six years, and I've celebrated four memorable Christmases and New Year's holidays in Ho Chi Minh City. I remember my first Christmas in Vietnam. It was December 24, 2008 and Vietnam had just won the AFF Championship. Most of Le Duan Street and the area surrounding the Notre Dame Cathedral had thousands of motorbikes with fans cheering and waving Vietnamese flags. Then, just before midnight, there was a wave of silence. It was really cool to see a mass of people become so quiet that you could hear a pin drop. The weather in the city during December is similar to the weather in my hometown most of the year. This year, a small group of friends and I will have Christmas Eve dinner at Saffron restaurant. We're also doing a fun Secret Santa gift exchange. We have a big Christmas tree at our … [Read more...] about That’s how they celebrate Christmas, how about you?
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Apple Inc. (AAPL) forecast gross margins that missed analysts' projections, as the world's most valuable company faced higher costs to introduce new iPhones and iPads ahead of the holiday shopping season. The Cupertino, California-based company forecast gross margins will be 36.5 percent to 37.5 percent, compared with 38 percent predicted by analysts. Revenue in the current period will also be $55 billion to $58 billion, Apple said in a statement today. While that topped the $55.5 billion average of analysts' estimates compiled by Bloomberg, it would be the first single-digit sales rise for the holiday period since 2008. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook is rolling out new iPhones and iPads for the end-of-year shopping season, which is Apple's most important quarter. The company, which is grappling with lower-priced products from Samsung Electronics Co. (005930) and others, is under pressure to reignite growth and maintain its margins with a new blockbuster product. Apple's earnings … [Read more...] about Apple forecasts lighter holiday-quarter margin on costs
SAN FRANCISCO - Apple Inc delivered a second straight quarter of disappointing results and iPad sales fell well short of Wall Street's targets, marring its record of consistently blowing past investors' expectations. … [Read more...] about Apple iPad sales disappoint, Street eyes the holidays