Declining a prospective teaching job at Oxford University in England to pursue his vision of renovating Vietnam’s education, one Vietnamese scholar is unapologetically defiant of social norms. Nguyen Chi Hieu, 33, made local headlines five years ago when he opted to return home after earning a PhD in economics at Stanford University in the U.S. at the age of 27, leaving behind a six-figure salary on foreign soil despite fierce objection from family members. “If I had stayed in the U.S., I would have been able to envision clearly how my future would be,” Hieu said in an exclusive interview with Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper. “Vietnam promised much more uncertainty, and I have always had a thing for unknown risks and challenges. That’s why I came back.” In 2015, not long after his return, Hieu made another surprising decision – opting to take an MBA course at Oxford University in the UK just shortly after having secured a comfortable job with a … [Read more...] about Vietnamese Oxford valedictorian gives up dream life to be ‘blissful warbler’
Never give up on your dreams
Words of advice: Manchester United's Park Ji-sung (centre) trains with youngsters at a football clinic organised by his JS Foundation at HCM City's Thanh Long Sports Centre yesterday. — VNS Photo Tien Thanh HCM CITY — "Never give up on your dream," is the message that South Korean football star Park Ji-sung sent to the young football players at a football clinic held yesterday at Thanh Long Sports Centre in HCM City. The clinic for Quang Ngai's young players was the first activity of Park's JS Foundation in Viet Nam. Dozens of Vietnamese and South Korean reporters turned out at Thanh Long centre to report the event. The JS Foundation is established with the goal of improving the football environment in the region and delivering hope and support to young talented football players. "I hope you learn something today so you can continue pursuing your football career and I wish you good footballers not only in Viet Nam but also in the world," Park talked with young players. … [Read more...] about Park inspires future stars
Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI - Vietnamese marksman Hoàng Xuân Vinh is among the ASEAN athletes to be offered free flights by low-cost airline AirAsia. Vinh won a gold medal in the men's 10m air pistol event and a silver in the 50m pistol at the Rio Olympics. AirAsia chief executive officer Tan Sri Tony Fernandes announced that gold medalists would be entitled to free flights for life, silver medalists would enjoy the travel for five years and bronze medalists for three. "What an Olympics this was for ASEAN. AirAsia, which has its roots in ASEAN, wants to reward those who gave us so much joy," said Fernandes on Wednesday. "Also, they taught and reminded us never to give up on your dreams and never stop believing you can be the best in the world," he said. "Thank you to all the medallists for making us dream and believe. "We hope it will also encourage others in the region to follow in their footsteps. I look forward to seeing more medals from ASEAN in future games," he added. Singaporean … [Read more...] about Free flights for ASEAN Olympic medalists
Viet Nam News By Thu Anh HCM CITY - Does every child dream of becoming a music star? "Being a star is not my dream. I dream of becoming a drummer," says nine-year-old Nguyễn Trọng Nhân of Đà Lạt City, winner of Vietnam's Got Talent 2016 competition, The most important things in Nhân's life are his parents, teachers and friends, according to Nhân's father, Nguyễn Trọng Nghĩa, owner of a coffee shop. Nhân played drums during the contest's grand finale in HCM City, aired live on Việt Nam Television's VTV3 in May. He performed Ngọn Lửa Cao Nguyên (Flame of Tây Nguyên - Central Highlands) by Trần Tiến and The Final Countdown by the Swedish-based rock band EUROPE, with the support of rocker Đinh Tuấn Khanh. His performance, uploaded on YouTube, has attracted 2.8 million views, including the US-based rock band Avenged Sevenfold. "My son began playing drums when he was four. People think he is a little genius, but he never thinks of himself as a special boy," says his father. "We saw … [Read more...] about Does every child dream of being a star?
“Everything will be fine with an individual with good characteristics!” “Everything will be fine with an individual with good characteristics!” Many people ask: “Is my career good?” “Is my family life good?” “Is my children future good?” “Is my love good?” I simply ask them only one question: “Is your characteristics good?” This is one of the many short stories or expressions shared on her Facebook. All target at perfection and discovery of the light in each individual’s personality. Not everyone who is born becomes good individuals. Not everyone becomes bad figures. To her, “Consciousness plays a crucial role in deciding fate.” Every single step, every single event in an individual life opens up a certain door. Then, depending on each individual’s choice, life principle and incline to the good, people can choose the most appropriate way of living for “themselves." To … [Read more...] about Lightening your inspiration from the story of TTC founder