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When fishermen go to the mountains in the ‘season of migration’ From the ninth month of the lunar calendar to Tet (New Year), which fishermen call the ‘season of difficult seas’, they stop going out to sea and head to the mountains to farm
    Cancer woman’s love for life stronger than fear Published: 10/30/2014 15:19 Nguyen Khanh Thuong, also known as Thuong Sobey, established a network that runs many campaigns for breast cancer patients. She was diagnosed with cancer only three days after her engagement ceremony
    The kind rubbish collector Published: 10/29/2014 20:45 She earns her living and raised two children by collecting household garbage. However, she is kind enough to share her three-square-meter house with other poor workers and street children
    Vietnam theaters lack luster, sell tickets poorly Published: 10/28/2014 22:29 Though of good quality, most plays of drama, “cai luong” (modern folk opera popular in southern Vietnam), “tuong” (traditional Vietnamese opera) and “cheo” (northern stage performance) produced by theaters in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City have been commercial flops, as audiences are reluctant to buy tickets
    Meeting the ethnic shamans in northwestern Vietnam Published: 10/27/2014 20:39 Brief meetings between a local culture researcher in September and ethnic shamans in northern Vietnam’s Tuyen Quang Province have shed light on their rich culture, particularly their worship folk paintings.
    When fishermen go to the mountains in the ‘season of migration’ Published: 10/27/2014 17:14 From the ninth month of the lunar calendar to Tet (New Year), which fishermen call the ‘season of difficult seas’, they stop going out to sea and head to the mountains to farm
    In photos: “underground” houses in Ho Chi Minh City Published: 10/27/2014 12:05 Several roads and alleys in Ho Chi Minh City have been raised by one to two meters as part of a city planning project, resulting in many private houses in suburban areas being literally turned into underground homes
    The wonder of mushrooms through elderly man’s lens Published: 10/26/2014 14:59 Over the past ten years, a 65-year-old man has tirelessly video-taped and taken snapshots of some hundreds of mushroom species to both satisfy his passion and convey a forest protection message.
    The ethnic breeder of wild birds in southern Vietnam Published: 10/26/2014 10:03 A Cham ethnic man in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang Province has carved out a successful business of raising and breeding “le le,” a wild bird abundant in the delta, and helps conserve the species also.
    Honored by Japan, Vietnam artist dedicates life to preserving relics Published: 10/24/2014 23:20 A Vietnamese artist, who is the first in Vietnam to earn a Japanese award in architectural preservation earlier this month, has dedicated 35 years to the restoration and preservation of the Southeast Asian country’s significant architectures and relics.
    The man who writes letters in search of war martyrs’ relatives Published: 10/24/2014 20:45 Over the past ten years, a school guard in central Vietnam’s Quang Nam Province has written thousands of letters in search of relatives of war martyrs buried at a local cemetery, which he voluntarily tends.
    Flamenco, jazz, and folk music on the streets of Hanoi Published: 10/24/2014 17:49 The ancient town in Hanoi has recently hosted a variety of street music performances every weekend at six locations, mainly pedestrian-only intersections

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