As manager of a homeless center at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Pennsylvania, Stephanie wrote down on my Service Learning report as follows: “Tam was a wonderful help in our toy area and food pantry. She washed and dried the toys so the children that come to REACH with their families could play with them while I helped the parents find the resources they needed. Also, Tam assisted us in the food pantry by organizing the client cards, dusting and stocking shelves. Through all, Tam maintained a smile and a positive attitude.” I feel happy and re-reading the comment; however, inspired by one of Chị Hằng’s recent posts, I think it would be much happier if I share s the experience with our friends in Dot Chuoi Non.
Chào các bạn,
Dưới đây là bài dịch đầu tiên của Khánh Tâm. Khánh Tâm dịch bài Một người vô gia cư chúc phúc cho mình của Thu Hằng.
Khánh Tâm hiện đang theo đuổi con đường tìm kiếm niềm tin, sức khỏe, đam mê, tha thứ, ngoại ngữ, và niềm vui – KT Hoang is currently in pursuit of 6 F’s: Faith, Fitness, Fondness, Forgiveness, Foreign Languages, and Fun.
Chào mừng Khánh Tâm tới ĐCN nhé. :)
Cám ơn Hằng đã mang Khánh Tâm đến với ĐCN. :)
Chúc Khánh Tâm, Hằng và các bạn luôn vui nhé. :)
Blessed by a homeless person
The international student association recently organized a community service activity. We were to collect the leftovers from restaurants, hotels, and supermarkets, and after that, process, prepare, and package the food for the poor and the homeless in the city.
The Intergovermental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), established by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in 1988, has just issued the Fifth Assessment Report Climate Change 2014:Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability.
Both the Summary for Policy Makers and the Full Report can be download here.
Below is a video clip on the introduction of the Report and an article by The Economist blog on the Report.
by cogitASIA Staff • March 20, 2014
By Carl Thayer
Vietnamese military officials watch U.S.S. Curtis Wilbur arrive in Da Nang. Carl Thayer argues the United States and Vietnam assign different meanings to their partnership agreement.. Source: U.S. Navy photo, U.S. Government work.
Lew Stern argues that Vietnam has adopted a new strategic vocabulary that will facilitate an upgrade in U.S.-Vietnam defense relations from a “comprehensive partnership” to a “strategic partnership.”* Continue reading
by cogitASIA Staff • March 14, 2014
By Jonathan D. London
A Vietnamese woman looks over the terraces of Tavan and Sapa in northern Vietnam, site of a Chinese invasion in 1979. Source: Trilli bagus’ flickr photostream, used under a creative commons license.
Internationally, the rhythms of Vietnam’s political calendar are not frequently discussed. And yet in the context of escalating regional tensions and of fragile efforts to address them, it is worth noting that January, February, and March of each year are months in which Vietnamese political passions toward China burn especially hot. An appreciation of the reasons for this provides insights into Vietnamese perspectives on China’s current assertive tilt and the complexities Hanoi faces in coping with it. Continue reading
VnExpress - Tổng thống Barack Obama hôm qua phê chuẩn một thỏa thuận hạt nhân dân sự với Việt Nam, mở đường cho việc bán các lò phản ứng của Washington cho Hà Nội.
|Một nhà máy điện hạt nhân của Mỹ tại bang New York. Ảnh minh họa: national geographic
“Tôi xác nhận rằng việc thực thi thỏa thuận này sẽ thúc đẩy và không tạo ra bất kỳ nguy cơ bất hợp lý nào đến an ninh và quốc phòng chung”, AFP dẫn bản thông báo mà ông Obama gửi đến Bộ Năng lượng Mỹ. Continue reading
By Maya Taal
On August 31, 2013, Der Spiegel reported that the United States’ National Security Agency (NSA) had hacked into the private communications of Qatari broadcaster Al-Jazeera. The German news magazine, citing documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, reported that the NSA deemed its operation to access the communications of interesting targets specially protected by Al-Jazeera “a notable success.”
Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood try to push a journalist, center, away from the police academy where ousted President Mohamed Morsi was on trial on the outskirts of Cairo, November 4, 2013. Perhaps nowhere did press freedom decline more dramatically in 2013 than in polarized Egypt. (Reuters/Amr Abdallah Dalsh) Continue reading