The Hanoitimes - During Tet, apricot blossoms are indispensable for Vietnamese families in the southern region as peach blossoms are in the northern region. Standing among hundreds of apricot trees resplendent with glossy green leaves and bright yellow flowers in Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City, a bright-eyed man is talking joyfully to his customers, grinning from ear to ear, while his peers in the country's central region are distinctly less jovial. In a large garden in the apricot blossom-growing village of Binh Loi in the city's rural Binh Chanh district, the bright-eyed man named Tran Duc told one of his customers who flied in from Hanoi that "You'd better order soon as our most beautiful apricot blossoms are selling like hot cakes and have almost run out, even though there are still two weeks until Tet (Lunar New Year Festival)." During Tet, apricot blossoms are indispensable for Vietnamese families in the southern region as peach blossoms are in the northern region. Thanks to … [Read more...] about Vietnam`s apricot blossoms bring joy, tears ahead of Lunar New Year – Trade – Service – Economy
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Ba Na minority woman in Kon Tum develops art of brocade weaving (26-06-2006) Ba Na women of Thang Loi Ward in the Tay Nguyen (Central Highlands) province of Kon Tum weave brocade. The ward has 50 skilled weavers in K Pang, Kon Zo abd Kon Klor villages. — VNA/VNS Photo Dinh Na KON TUM — A Ba Na ethnic minority woman, Y Thoai, has been rising as one of the most successful businesswomen in her birthplace of Kon Tum Township, in the Central Highlands province of the same name. The 30-year-old woman who started her business from scratch six years ago is now managing the Tay Nguyen Brocade Weaving Co-operative that was established entirely through her efforts. Twenty years ago, her mother, Y Chrut, was a province-wide famous brocade weaver in Quang Trung Ward’s Plei To Ngia Village who had a desire to not only maintain but also develop the village’s traditional handicraft. Y Chrut encouraged her little daughter to sit at the table to observe and learn each … [Read more...] about Ba Na minority woman in Kon Tum develops art of brocade weaving
Your say (28-11-2008) A woman’s work is never done, but at what age should she retire? Last week, Viet Nam News asked its readers for their opinions on the average retirement age for women. Should it be 50, 55-60 or over 60? Here are some responses: Lawry Beetinyeo, Singaporean, HCM City: There has been a common saying that ‘a woman’s place is at home’ and this is still being said today. I do not know how many women would agree to it nowadays. Today, women have equal opportunities to receive a higher education if they are keen and their family can afford it or through scholarships. Getting a complete education is like having a passport to good employment and better living standards in the future. I believe women should also work as long as they like working, and be up-to-date in their knowledge of activities around the country. Besides bringing additional income to her family, she is also keeping herself physically and mentally fit. Government services have set … [Read more...] about A woman’s work is never done, but at what age should she retire?
Trinh Thi Hong wanted to find a solution for all the waste building up in her neighbourhood. Now she ferments it and turns it into affordable cleaning supplies. Do Thuy reports. Everyday household activities like showering, washing the dishes, mopping the floor or cleaning the windows may unsuspectingly cause harm. The cleaning agents often used in these chores contain chemicals that may cause harm to people's skin and greater health. Trinh Thi Hong, 50, from Da Nang City, was inspired to make safe cleaning products by a lifetime spent with some of Viet Nam's poorest and most disadvantaged people. At just one-month-old, Hong was orphaned. She, along with her siblings, were raised by her 17-year-old sister. She spent most of her difficult childhood travelling, getting to know her countrymen and the hardness of daily life in poverty-stricken communities. Her upbringing led her to devote her life to improving the lives of the poor. As vice president of the Da Nang Association of Charity … [Read more...] about Woman gives organic waste a second life
The Hanoitimes - During Tet, apricot blossoms are indispensable for Vietnamese families in the southern region as peach blossoms are in the northern region. Hanoitimes … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s apricot blossoms bring joy, tears ahead of Lunar New Year