(Cinet)- The Da Nang Publishing House and Hong An Bookstore have released a book of children’s songs by Nguyen Van Hien to mark International Children’s Day on June 1. The book themed Collection of Children’s Song by Nguyen Van Hien which includes 150 songs, has enriched the supply of music for the children, which have been in short supply. The collection is considered a precious reference for music lovers, especially to officials in charge of local Ho Chi Minh Young Pioneer organizations and members of the children’s cultural houses throughout the nation. The songs were written about children’s affection for parents, grandparents, teachers and friends as well as their love for their home towns. Among the songs in the collection is Hong Dam Dau (Don’t Dare!), which is on the list of the best 50 children’s Vietnamese songs in the 20th century. The song has become so familiar to everyone that its lyric are used in daily conversation. Songwriter … [Read more...] about “Collection of Children’s Song” book on Children’s Day to be released
International best friend day
HCM CITY — A open-air cai luong (reformed theatre) performance starring one of the city's most talented young artistes will be held at the Dam Sen Cultural Park in District 11 on Sunday. The performance by 29-year-old Que Tran, who has played an important part in helping revive the traditional art today, and her colleagues is part of several cultural activities organised by the city to celebrate the International Women's Day, March 8. Before an audience of more than a thousand people, most of them from rural districts, Tran will sing dozens of excerpts from plays in the style created and developed by her father, People's Artist Thanh Tong. Thirty years after Tong first incorporated moves from the classical drama form of tuong into a cai luong performance, he has been vindicated by mainstream acceptance and popularity of the style he pioneered. Most of the pieces performed on Sunday will highlight the inner beauty of Vietnamese women. Tran said she and her friends will try their … [Read more...] about Cai luong star headlines women’s day celebration
Up to five million dogs are killed for meat in Vietnam every year, according to the Asia Canine Protection Alliance. This is frightening knowledge. I remember Ky, my first dog. It has been decades since he left me but in my memory he is still jumping, running around the house and licking the face of everyone who plays with him. Ky! Ky! Ky! My best friend when I was a child. We were just like two little babies in the family playing, eating and sleeping together. He comforted me in the dark and delighted me when he jumped out and wagged his tail and barked to welcome me every time I came home. He never wanted me to leave home for school. I had to promise him many times that I would come home immediately after class so he would agree not to follow me. He would stay at home and look at me as I would leave. How can people eat their best friends? When I was 7, my father came home one day with a new dog. When I got home from school that day, I was frightened by the cut, fat dog that jumped … [Read more...] about Why can people eat their best friends?
Talk Around Town (10-05-2009) Beyond the symbolism of Mother's Day by Thuy Anh As Viet Nam steadily integrates further into the world economy, various international practices have entered the normal life of Vietnamese, including the celebration of the Valentine's Day on February 14 and Mother's Day on May 10. Four-year-old Vu Anh Thy, or Little Bi has been attentively painting a picture of her family her mom, dad and herself - lounging in a park full of flowers and animals. Taking her time to do it, she keeps asking me whether the colour she is using are suitable and beautiful, and would her mother like it. As a friendly neighbour, when I asked her what she was doing, Little Bi held a little impromptu class to educate me. Today is Mother's Day and we should do something to cheer our mothers up and express our gratitude, she explained. "I hope we will be together, spending all day at the Dam Sen Park; we were there at Tet and it's so interesting and joyful," she added. Little Bi's … [Read more...] about Beyond the symbolism of Mother’s Day
An emotional Andy Murray had only one priority after getting his season off to the perfect start by defending his Brisbane Open title: dedicating it to his close friend and Davis Cup colleague Ross Hutchins. The world No 3 was struggling to hold back tears as he mentioned a 'sick friend' he was thinking of in the wake of a 7-6, 6-4 win over outstanding Bulgarian prospect Grigor Dimitrov that perfectly sets up his Australian Open challenge. Within a few hours Hutchins, the 27-year-old Londoner listed 28 in the world doubles rankings, announced he had been diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma, a form of cancer, just before Christmas. Hutchins, son of former GB Davis Cup captain Paul Hutchins, is a popular figure within the game and especially close to Murray, whom he has known since early junior days. They subsequently trained and travelled with each other on the professional circuit. Together they concocted an April Fool's joke last year which named Hutchins as … [Read more...] about Andy’s prayer: Murray inspired to victory by sick friend Hutchins