Children all over Việt Nam are out of school and excited about the summer holiday. How are they going to spend their free time? Phương Mai, San Hà and Ngọc Diệp talk to kids and their parents. Huỳnh Phong Sơn, a 12-year-old student from HCM City’s Hóc Môn District, says his parents want him to spend time on physical activities this summer. But that’s not all. He’s taking English and singing classes as well. “I play football with my neighbours every afternoon, and I swim with my cousins and friends on the weekends,” Sơn says. Though his family plans to travel this summer, he prefers to take part in summer camps and activities at cultural houses. “I can meet new friends and learn new things through fun activities.” To meet children’s needs, cultural houses, theatres and amusement parks in the city are preparing many kinds of programmes to welcome Children’s Day on … [Read more...] about What do kids want to do this summer?
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By Sen  May 3, 2019 | 10:48 am GMT+7 A man has been arrested in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang for allegedly molesting six seven-year-old girls at a primary school. On Thursday police began questioning Nguyen Tan Thanh, 47, and he is likely to face charges of "molesting children under 16." On April 24, when Thanh dropped his son off at school, he inappropriately touched the cheeks and private parts of three students sitting in a classroom, Vietnam Plus reported. They are seven years old, but their names have not been disclosed. One of the victims told their mother about what happened. Truong, the mother, confronted the groper who apologized. She then complained to the police. Preliminary investigation by the police found that Thanh had similarly abused three other students of the same age that day. If found guilty, he faces imprisonment of six months to three years. Official data on sexual harassment is not regularly published in Vietnam. But out of 1,600 … [Read more...] about Man arrested for molesting seven-year-olds in child’s school
When VnExpress asked her for an interview, Ola Nguyen said she would speak in her mother tongue. Her family had left Thai Binh Province in northern Vietnam to settle in Poland when she was seven years old. Her claim to fame was winning the seventh season of Masterchef Poland. The 21-year-old Ola, real name Nguyen Hoang Minh Tam, had competed in the event during the summer break because she felt she could not find "anything appealing enough to do" unlike other years when she did part-time jobs or charity. But as a long-time fan of the reality show, she had always wanted to try. First she had had to ask SGH Warsaw School of Economics to permit her to take time off in mid-July to compete. Luckily, the school was not too strict. Ola and her parents. Photo courtesy of Ola Nguyen Acquainted with cooking since the age of 10, Tam says she felt quite "pressured" when her mother would say Asians believe girls must learn domestic skills to be able to marry. Her mother would also give her clear … [Read more...] about From bored student to Poland’s Masterchef: How a 21-year-old Vietnamese did it
The parents cried all the way home. Eighteen months after their darling, sweet-natured baby was born, they’d been told that he suffered from cerebral palsy and had two deficient legs. They’d consulted the doctors because at 18 months, he was not crawling, sitting or making noise like normal children. The diagnosis devastated them. Cerebral palsy is described by the U.S. based Mayo Clinic as a "disorder of movement, muscle tone or posture that is caused by damage that occurs to the immature, developing brain, most often before birth." Most of the disorders are irreversible. Tien’s mother, Chau My Tuyen, decided that to focus on his care, she would temporarily postpone her university studies to be a teacher. The boy`s father, Tung, worked at an ice making facility, and their income was humble. They sold all their furniture, knocked on every door they found, from city hospitals to traditional medicine men, to registering him for physical therapy, acupuncture, and special … [Read more...] about Martial art classes teach a 9-year-old Vietnamese boy to crawl
TURIN, Italy: Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player to score in 10 successive Champions League games as he struck twice for holders Real Madrid in a 3-0 win at Juventus in Tuesday's (Apr 3) quarter-final first leg. Real Madrid's Marcelo (right) celebrates with teammates Lucas Vazquez (centre) and Cristiano Ronaldo (left) after scoring a goal against Juventus during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg football match. (Alberto PIZZOLI/AFP) Ronaldo grabbed the opening goal in Turin after just three minutes and added a second on the hour with a sensational overhead bicycle kick, taking him to 14 goals in this season's competition. Juventus forward Paulo Dybala was sent off on 66 minutes before Ronaldo set up Marcelo to cap the rout and leave Real in complete control of the tie going into the second leg in Madrid on Apr 11. The 33-year-old Portugal star had shared the previous record with former Manchester United team-mate Ruud van Nistelrooy, who scored in … [Read more...] about Ronaldo’s magic fires Real Madrid past 10 man Juventus