I could have settled abroad but I wanted to come back so that I d never have any regrets.
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Two years ago, when the live show Le Minh Son.NetViet was finished, I fell into an empty state of mind. I had no new ideas for my music. So, I stopped, and went fishing. While fishing, I started to think about our country, especially Ha Noi, which is my hometown. I eventually realised how much I loved it. It became the setting and theme for my new music.
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There was no fear, but some sadness. At first I couldn t speak the language, and my roommate was a German girl. We couldn t talk or share anything with each other, so I was really homesick. Even though I had a scholarship from the school, I had to find part-time jobs to pay my living expenses. But I still remember how I felt the first time I ate a French cake bought at an underground station. I have still...
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Quang also helped other countries such as Laos, Thailand and India develop their geological maps. For his contributions, Quang was awarded a Ho Chi Minh Award for Science and Technology in 2005.
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Nguyen Vinh Phuc, 83, has spent a lifetime studying Ha Noi s long and eventful past. Recently, he was awarded a Grand Prize in a contest entitled For the Love of Ha Noi for his extensive research over 55 years. Minh Thu reports.
During that time, the education ministry compiled the first textbooks in Vietnamese to replace those in French. Mistakes were not uncommon. When teaching, many details left me confused and often doubtful. I began visiting libraries and reading...
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The final round of the Mrs Viet Nam Pageant 2009 will be held in Vung Tau province next Saturday. Huong Ly talks to Dr Doan Thi Kim Hong, the deputy chief of the pageant about the inner issues.
Everyone has their own definition success because they have different careers. In my opinion, success is not necessarily richness, fame or position. A woman s success is to fulfil her duty at home as well as at work.
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Traditional musicologist Bui Trong Hien, of the Viet Nam Institute for Culture and Arts Research, has helped prepare documents for Viet Nam s intangible cultural heritage applications for submission to UNESCO. He talks to Trung Hieu about the work.
His most recent documents were for quan ho, which Viet Nam submitted at the end of last year. Results from UNESCO are expected early next month. If quan ho is recognised, it will be Viet Nam s third art (after Hue...
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With a dearth of traditional toys for children Nguyen Thi Huong, director of the Centre for Research and Support for Vietnamese Children (Cenforchil), says they play with imported alternatives. Huong and her staff at Cenforchil plan to establish Viet Nam s first toy museum by early 2012 in Ha Noi. Minh Thu reports.
Many countries in the world have toy museums, while Viet Nam, which has a long history of toy-making, does not have one.
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Engineer Ha Trong Dung, head of the Centre for Biological Toy Equipment Protec 2000, talks with Thu Giang about the importance of playgrounds for children and balancing play and study.
My idea for encouraging physical exercise for children originated then. However, about 20 years later I got the chance to turn my idea into reality.
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Dr Chu Hao and staff at Tri Thuc (Knowledge) Publishing House dream of enriching society by publishing 1,000 academic books via their project Bookshelf of World Knowledge. The plan will last a decade and they ve managed more than 100 so far. Minh Thu finds out more.
Wars and difficult living conditions are partly to blame for this, but the biggest reason is that intellectual circles in Viet Nam don t do enough to spread their knowledge and try to...
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