“As the plane ascends The screeching chaos I turn to take on last look. What am I fleeing from? I cannot yet comprehend. Where am I going? that... God only knows” Sue Bylund’s poem asks a question with retrospective effect going back 44 years. She was 36 days old then. That day, when she and 17 other children were taken out of Vietnam, she was too young to know or understand anything. She now knows a lot more, but fundamental questions remain, and she has been looking for answers for many years. Sue Bylund during her first days in Australia Fateful flight Sue Bylund was born at the Maternity Hospital Saigon on April 18, 1974 (Vietnam war time), under the name Luu Thi Van, and was taken to an orphanage the same day. A month later, her name was put up for adoption by an Australian couple, Richard and Marlene. “On May 24, 1974, I was taken to Australia and started a new life under the name Sue Bylund,” she told VnExpress. The little Asian girl with dark … [Read more...] about I want mommy: Australian’s 17-year-search for Vietnamese mother continues
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Since using this modern payment application, my life has positively changed. As a person who was always cautious of managing money, I used to trusted in cash payment only. However I have changed my payment habit. It is now only with a cellphone, all of my ATM cards and membership cards are fully integrated with Samsung Pay, and above all others, it is still absolutely secured. Have you ever experienced the feeling of regretfully looking at your favorite items sold to somebody else, or how embarrassing it is when your money is not enough to pay for a coffee bill? Having gone through all of these, I shall share a tip to stay away from these troubles. The strong need of e-payment solution In the past, I only trust in things that I was sure of. Especially, I was very cautious of what I considered to be risky like crediting all my money to cards. It was partly due to my habits, and partly due to the obsession with the ATM card theft, I was not so interested in card payment. That was why … [Read more...] about How did my cash payment habits change?
The Vietnamese village that is home to this art lost almost all its treasures in the form of paintings and woodblocks when the French torched many of its homes, and in an ironic twist of fate, now sells paper offerings to burn.Meanwhile, a handful of people trying to preserve and promote this art face new problems.To illustrate this, artist Nguyen Huu Qua spreads out two versions of a popular Vietnamese motif – “The Rat’s Wedding.”One is a painting made by him and the other is one bought from a shop selling souvenirs in Saigon.Even to a layperson, the differences between the two are obvious.The mass produced one is printed, not painted, on thin paper with pale and blurred brush strokes, and several details are left without colors.And those who know Chinese characters will see more inaccuracies in the painting from the gift shop.“A Dong Ho painting does not just have the picture. It also has Chinese letters to pass on a message. In the 'Rat’s … [Read more...] about What the rat race has done to the Rat’s Wedding
JF Garage Concert 10: Concert Feat. Fantasia Wind Quintet Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam 27 Quang Trung, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội The Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam proudly presents its tenth act of the JF Garage Concert - a concert by Fantasia Wind Quintet in Hanoi on Saturday 30 July 2016. Fantasia Wind Quintet was founded in 2006, all members are teachers of Vietnam National Academy of Music and artists from the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra. The members had studied in the Vietnam National Academy of Music and in many prestigious music academies worldwide, such as: The Danish Royal Academy of Music in Denmark; University of North Texas; Hong Kong Academy for Music and Performing Arts; Frederic Chopin Conservatoire in Paris, France; Vienna University for Music and Performing Arts, Austria; Temple University - Philadelphia, USA as well as Malmo Music School in Sweden. Fantasia Wind Quintet has performed in many concerts & … [Read more...] about WHAT’S ON JULY 15-30 (DAILY UPDATE)
Flute Recital with Le Thu Huong Sat 18 Jun 2016, 8 pm L'Espace 24 Tràng Tiền, Hà Nội You are invited to a solo flute recital with Le Thu Huong. Graduating from the Vietnam National Academy of Music in 2001, Le Thu Huong is one of the most prominent Vietnamese flutists. Former student of the Royal Academy of Music in Denmark, she is currently pursuing her Ph.D at the University of North Texas, USA. She participates regularly as a soloist or tuttiste in many international music festivals in Japan, USA, Britain, France, Germany, Denmark and Sweden. Returning to L'Espace, Le Thu Huong is accompanied by some musicians with whom she concocted this "fantasy summer" and of course "flûtistique"… Artists: Flute: Le Thu Huong Invited artists: - Violon: Nguyen My Huong - Marimba/Xylophone: Doan Mai Huong - Piano: Tran Thai Linh Program "SUMMER FANTASY" Pierre-Octave Férroud (1900-1936): Trois pièces (flute solo) 1. Bergère Captive 2. Jade Toan-Yan (La fête du double cinq) Georges Hue (1858-1948): … [Read more...] about WHAT’S ON JUNE 1-15 (DAILY UPDATE)