It is often said that circumstances form character and character makes destiny. As for Mrs Le Thi Anh Hong - Deputy Director of Tin Phat Automobile Joint Stock Company, with confidence, enthusiasm in work and great care for her family, she has attained significant success and happiness. After finishing a Master course majoring English language, she worked as an instructor in Distance Education Centre - Hanoi Language University. She was always loved by her students for her enthusiasm and professional knowledge. She told me that at first she herself didn't think about entering business. Since being involved in business, she has still wished to continue her teaching job. Teaching continues to be her favourite activity, helping her relax after the pressure of business work and housework. Therefore, busy as she is, she still teaches one class a week. She entered the automobile business because of her husband, General Director of Tin Phat Automobile Joint Stock Company. Born into a poor … [Read more...] about “Family Happiness Is the Most Valuable Asset”
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Mount Fansipan is only half as tall as Mount Everest. Yet this mountain, perched at the eastern edge of the Himalayan range in Vietnam’s uppermost Lao Cai province, is hardly an easy climb.Together with a group of friends, I’ve opted to take the chance.It takes about two hours to reach the campsite from the clearing where we have lunch, according to our guide Dung. From there it’s two more hours to the summit. The mist is thickening.When we reach the next plateau, it billows around us, covering everything more than ten feet away in a wispy shroud. We decide to save the final ascent for the morning. Dung says he’s only seen the sun shine on the summit twice, but we hope for the best.The weather is not encouraging. By the time we reach the campsite, a hilly clearing surrounded by bamboo forest, the wind blows in gusts so hard it sounds like rain.We crawl into our tent, a long blue tube that could have about twenty people cocooned sardine-style, and take refuge in … [Read more...] about Making our way up Mount Fansipan
A school teacher from a remote village in Ninh Binh province is also an artist who makes carvings and statues.He does them to show how people around him live their lives.Most of them are fishermen and farmers.When this teacher tells the stories of their hard lives through his sculptures and carvings, it makes for beautiful artwork. By Tran Hoa … [Read more...] about Hard life makes beautiful art
One of the most beautiful towns in Viet Nam has celebrated its one-hundred-and-tenth birthday. Early buildings that went up in Sa Pa, in Lao Cai Province, were built by the French who ruled over Viet Nam at the time. Around the town are beautiful rice fields. To celebrate this birthday, photographers showed people the pictures they had taken of the town and the area around it. LAO CAI (VNS) — The famous town of Sa Pa in Lao Cai Province is celebrating its 110th birthday with various cultural activities. Famous for its stunning mountainous landscape and unique ethnic culture, Sa Pa attracts thousands of tourists every year. The cool climate and magnificent green vistas first attracted the attention of French colonisers in the first years of the 20th century. In following decades, hundreds of French-style villas were built in the area. Aiming to turn this town into a "summer capital", the French even built a railway route linking Ha Noi and Lao Cai. However, Sa Pa and its … [Read more...] about Happy birthday, Sa Pa!
by Thu Trang Yesterday I took a walk around Hoan Kiem (Sword) Lake with some friends to celebrate the new year. I was very happy to see that the pavement along the lake was very clean and did not contain any rubbish. I had imagined that it would be flooded in rubbish like on Christmas. On that day, when my friends and I walked around the lake, I didn't even know where to place my feet, as rubbish covered every centimetre of the street. I wondered what had changed. "Has someone cleaned the sidewalk, or are people suddenly aware of how to properly throw away rubbish?" I asked my friends. They laughed at me and said, "How dull you are! Most of the rubbish on streets is thrown away mostly by people who move to Ha Noi from other provinces." During the four-day-long holiday, they said, most of those people returned to their hometowns. "People who grow up in Ha Noi have been taught about keeping the environment clean since they were small, so not many Hanoians … [Read more...] about Capital makes strides in keeping city clean