A Dong Ho painting on poonah paper The art of making poonah paper in Vietnam is said to date back to the 3rd century AD. Vietnam has several villages known for their poonah paper making craft, including Xuan Duong O and Dong Cao in Bac Ninh province, Mai Chu in Thanh Hoa province, and Suoi Co in Hoa Binh province. In Hanoi, Yen Thai village specializes in making paper for writing and printing while Ho Khau and Dong Xa village focus on making paper for folk paintings and Trung Nha village is famous for making “sac phong” or king's certificates to confer titles on people during the feudal era. For centuries, this paper-making craft has supplied paper for folk paintings, books, and calligraphy, but now it is on the verge of extinction, according to artist Nguyen Manh Duc. "Do or poonah paper has great aesthetic value and is favored by many artists, especially painters. Our customers prefer paintings on Do paper to those drawn on other materials, including silk. The … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s Do paper making craft in dire need for preservation
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Big Data analysis is something of a bet on the future and forecasts that envision gigantic sales and hip business models can be described as fairly bold. With almost absolute certainty, it can be said that the Internet of Things and Industry 4.0 will likely become the most important generators of Big Data. Howard Wang, chief information officer for Aden Group, writes about how companies can get the most from Big Data. Big Data, at its simplest, is about getting a large volume of information and being able to use it effectively. People sometimes forget that second part, but it is key. Big Data is so “big” because everyone is now connected to the Internet and is generating information throughout the day. Every phone, every laptop, every wearable in your building is a rich source of data. When you add smart buildings to the equation, the capacity grows even more. An Internet of Things (IoT)-connected building can collect and combine information from so many systems such … [Read more...] about Ensuring data helps in decision making
Thu Vân One year go, to this day, I was shivering in fury, agony and disbelief as I wrote an editorial about three kindergarten caregivers slapping the faces of 3-5 years old toddlers, even throwing them up in the air in anger. Today, those feelings are back in full force, and I still can’t control the shivering and the emotions. This time, it is a sixth grader in Quảng Bình Province at the receiving end of violence. In some ways, this is even worse. It was not an adult beating up a child, this time, horrific as that is. This time, an adult got the kids to be violent. Yes, this bears emphasising. An adult, a teacher no less, got her students, sixth graders, to engage in violence on their friend and classmate. The teacher forced the sixth graders to slap one of their classmates 10 times each, and the kid was slapped a total of 231 times for allegedly using foul language in class. Why 231? Because the crime had been “upgraded” to a higher … [Read more...] about We have been slapped. How do we turn the other cheek?
Richard R. C. Shih speaking at Taiwan Excellence 2018 In the 4.0 era, how important are smart technology applications in our day-to-day lives? Are these applications suitable for use in Vietnam? We have various emerging technologies that impact our lives in different ways today. Take smart technology for example, it makes use of artificial intelligence (AI) to enable a level of cognitive awareness. The technology employs machine learning and Big Data analysis to perform functions that have traditionally been done by humans. This boosts the efficiency, productivity, and functionality of almost anything it is applied to, hence creating a smarter and more comfortable life for us. Vietnam is both qualified and motivated to take the lead in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Smart applications can be applied in various fields in Vietnam, ranging from manufacturing and healthcare to education or home appliances. It also attracts great attention from users in Vietnam. In Vietnam, real … [Read more...] about How does technology make lives faster and easier?
Expat Interest How do I look? Asia reality show comes on air Minh Minh Thursday, Sep 21, 2017,17:06 (GMT+7) How do I look? Asia reality show comes on airMinh Minh The TV reality show called “How do I look? Asia” will be on air every Monday night at 7 p.m - PHOTO: COURTESY OF THE ORGANIZER TV viewers, especially women, will be provided with more choices to watch an international-level TV reality show called “How do I look? Asia” on aesthetic beauty and fashion for Asian women aged between 20 and 44 starting this month. The show will be aired every Monday night starting at 7 p.m. on cable and satellite TV channels of SCTV, HTVC, VTVCab and FPT. The third season of the show is expected to capture huge attention of women, with an emphasis on sharing experiences on various make-up styles and elegant fashion trends. Share with your friends: … [Read more...] about How do I look? Asia reality show comes on air