City Diary

Ho Chi Minh City expats share thoughts on how to debate properly A number of expats living in Ho Chi Minh City have shared their opinions with Tuoi Tre News on how one should engage in debate
    Summertime in Vietnam's capital Published: 06/01/2014 15:27 After months of dreary, mostly cool weather, the sun just showed up one day and made the sky blue, the light bright and air hot and damp
    HIV kids in Vietnam Published: 05/19/2014 18:38 These kids, I suspect, have never heard of Earvin “Magic” Johnson. But they should, because they have so much in common
    US veteran on Vietnamese’s bad habits Published: 05/04/2014 19:00 It is an exaggeration to think that "bad habits" are everywhere in Vietnam, adding that every country has "habits" that might be unacceptable to foreigners, says a US veteran
    Speak up for kids’ safety in Vietnam Published: 05/04/2014 12:23 The school holidays are nearly here! I can hear kids screaming with joy at the thought of this from miles away! Time to run amok, drive parents crazy, spend time with your best friends
    Re: On the origin of Vietnamese’s bad habits Published: 04/28/2014 15:28 Vietnamese-Canadian Huynh Anh Tuan has sent us his opinions in response to the story “On the origin of Vietnamese’s bad habits” published on April 21. The views expressed herein are his own
    The English teachers in Vietnam Published: 04/27/2014 19:38 Today, this nation of 90 million is ranked as “moderately proficient” in English in a survey of 60 countries by the organization Education First, but trending upward, ranking 5th in pace of English acquisition
    ‘What’s the $6 fee to enter Vietnam’s Hoi An old town for?’ Published: 04/23/2014 09:49 The sign at the ticket office is poorly translated into English and does not really communicate what the fees contribute to the needs of preservation work
    On the origin of Vietnamese’s bad habits Published: 04/21/2014 15:21 Regarding Vietnamese people’s undesirable habits and poor social etiquette, a local expert has made some attempt to explain the reasons.

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