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Month: November 2018

Juggling billion-dollar career and home: how this Vietnamese woman copes

Juggling billion-dollar career and home: how this Vietnamese woman copes

Trang Nguyen. Photo courtesy of Trang Nguyen Trang Nguyen and her colleagues at SMBC Nikko Capital Markets Limited, a Japanese investment bank, have sealed five deals worth over $16.45 billion so far this year. The largest was a $10-billion deal with AB Inbev of Belgium, the world’s biggest beer company. Trang is a director at Nikko, and her role is to advise clients on bond issuance. Last year she closed two deals for the firm worth over $2.6 billion with TenneT,…

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In pictures: the best of Vietnam this week

In pictures: the best of Vietnam this week

Showtime A back-stage photo showing hat boi performers in their flamboyant costumes. Hat boi, or tuong, is a Vietnamese operatic art form that dated back over 600 years. The art form was introduced in Vietnam by a highly talented Chinese prisoner of war who used his singing and dancing to keep his head on his neck. Photo taken by fangfangg135 inside the National Tuong Theater in Hanoi. Read more Source link

A Hanoi village that has its cake and sells a lot of it

A Hanoi village that has its cake and sells a lot of it

The cake is made from ground sticky rice and obtains its black color from the ramie leaf extract. The cake has a smooth, glossy black skin and its filling is a combination of greasy sweet flavor with pork fat, sugar, coconut rice and mung beans. Gia village is located near the Day River in Hoai Duc District, about 16 km to the west of Hanoi downtown. Nearly a hundred families carry the legacy of making ramie cakes in the village….

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Vietnamese beauty contestant to show off most beautiful old woman

Vietnamese beauty contestant to show off most beautiful old woman

Minh Tu’s crew has reveald the second outfit she’ll wear for the national costume segment at the beauty contest held in Poland starting December 7. Miss Supranational is considered one of the world’s five biggest beauty contests and managed by the Panama-based World Beauty Association S.A. (WBA). Designed by Dinh Van Tho, the outfit is a Vietnamese traditional dress ao dai paired with an extravagant cape. The cape features Bui Thi Xong – the old woman made famous by a photo taken by…

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Miss Supranational 2018 contestant to show off most beautiful old woman

Miss Supranational 2018 contestant to show off most beautiful old woman

Minh Tu’s crew has reveald the second outfit she’ll wear for the national costume segment at Miss Supranational 2018 held in Poland starting December 7. Miss Supranational is considered one of the world’s five biggest beauty contests and managed by the Panama-based World Beauty Association S.A. (WBA). Designed by Dinh Van Tho, the outfit is a Vietnamese traditional dress ao dai paired with an extravagant cape. The cape features Bui Thi Xong – the old woman made famous by a photo taken by…

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Saigon eatery serves noodle soup with venison for 60 years

Saigon eatery serves noodle soup with venison for 60 years

To Han Van, the eatery’s owner, is originally from Chaozhou in China. As a young man he helped his father, waiting on tables, and learned to cook this dish. His father, who opened this restaurant in Go Cong Street more than 60 years ago, had himself invented the recipe for this hu tieu sa te nai (satay venison noodle soup) dish. Van is now too old to cook and has handed down the job to Dung, the manager’s daughter, and her husband. Dung…

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Martial art classes teach a 9-year-old Vietnamese boy to crawl

Martial art classes teach a 9-year-old Vietnamese boy to crawl

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…

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National Geographic lists Vietnam mountain range among world’s best destinations

National Geographic lists Vietnam mountain range among world’s best destinations

The magazine said the range, located around 195 miles northwest of the capital city, “remains rugged, rural and a world away from hectic Hanoi.” A scene from the Hoang Lien Son National Park. Photo by Shutterstock/Aivars Ivbulis The newly installed cable car system on Mount Fansipan, Vietnam and Indochina’s highest peak (3,143 meters or 10,312 feet), has helped to draw an increasing number of tourists to the area. NatGeo suggests that visitors to the area consider going on a hike in…

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Say hello to Lan Ha Bay, Ha Long Bay’s charming cousin

Say hello to Lan Ha Bay, Ha Long Bay’s charming cousin

A charming cousin to the world famous Ha Long Bay, the Lan Ha Bay has been a hidden treasure in Vietnam. After staying quietly away from the tourist eye, Lan Ha Bay has gradually repositioned itself and built a new personality around its natural and cultural heritage, presenting itself as one of the most beautiful spots in the country.  Lan Ha Day is an excellent choice today for those who want to leave the rest of the world behind for…

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