(VOVworld) - Hello and welcome to VOV's Sunday Show, our biggest show of the week, featuring Vietnam's traditional culture and beautiful landscapes. I'm Le Chi, your host for today's show.In today's show we will talk about a thousand-year-old kite-making village, Ba Duong Noi village, in Hong Ha commune, Dan Phuong district, Hanoi. For local people there, flying kites is a long-standing cultural value. The people have considered kite making and flying the pride of local culture for a thousand years. Generation after generation of villagers have maintained and preserved this feature of their homeland's traditional culture. Every day, people see thousands of kites soaring in the blue sky over the crowded residential area in northwest Hanoi. That is Ba Duong Noi, a village long known for its beautifully crafted kites made in the shapes of crescent moons or boats and attached to wooden flutes that play soft melodies as the wind passes through them. Dating back to the Dinh dynasty in the … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s thousand-year-old kite-making village
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The Ho Chi Minh City Orthopedics Hospital last June admitted a 14-year-old boy who had difficulty walking and pain in his hip area. Doctors performed a five-hour surgery on him, fixing a congenital hip dislocation that had never been treated. They said they could only make the hip more stable and not make it normal since the bones were deformed after so long. Researches have found that between 0.5 and 2 percent of children are born with the unstable hip condition, also known as dysplasia of the hip which causes inability to walk, and can result in paralysis as it damages the sciatic nerve. Nguoi Lao Dong newspaper reported that doctors have warned about a lack of expertise in the country as well as little knowledge among people who do not notice the condition early enough to save their children from life-long difficulty. The condition starts with abnormal formation of the hip joint during the early stages of fetal development, and it worsens as the child grows. The … [Read more...] about Vietnam doctors struggle to treat congenital hip dislocation
Luu Huynh's latest movie, Lay chong nguoi ta (In the Name of Love), a tragic love story involving one woman and two men, falls flat on its face. It could not wrench a tear from me, or from any others I could see in the cinema that day. What I did find sad, however, was the fact that the filmmaker tried so hard to sell his movie to audiences, and I sympathized with that. "In the Name of Love" is about a couple not being able to have a child because the husband is infertile. Out of love for her husband, the wife sleeps with an old friend of theirs to have a child. She has a son and they call him Phuc, meaning happiness. But things take an unhappy turn when the guy she sleeps with, who is violent by nature, tries to get his son back. Huynh tries all he can to get us interested: cutting back and forth between past and present in what is called nonlinear storytelling to create suspense, ending scenes at their supposedly most dramatic moments to heighten the drama, making the film's bad … [Read more...] about Hard sell or hard to sell?
Following is the second part of chapter 1 of "Open the window, eyes closed" novel presented in both English and Vietnamese only published on Tuoitrenews: The English translation is provided by Tre publishing house. We hope you would have an enjoyable experience reading this lovely piece of writing. Remember to frequently visit Tuoitrenews to follow the next chapters of the award-winning novel for children by Nguyen Ngoc Thuan. When I told my friends, they also said their mothers didn't cry. Don't think they are liars - they were just keeping their secrets. And secrets give us something to remember forever. Then it happened that the midwife gave me her seven smacks. And Dad was overjoyed. "My, it's a boy. And he'll be no ordinary boy! How I adore him!" He then stifled my crying with a kiss. He wasn't ashamed of all the dust and sweat all over his body when he pressed it down onto my face. He said that was the moment he found me cutest! He'd been thinking of me when he was … [Read more...] about Chapter 1: The most beautiful sounds – Part 2