Hungarian Dance No. 5

Dear brothers and sisters,

A funny tune, enjoy.

This is Hungarian Dance No.5 by Johannes Brahms. Brahms wrote the Hungarian Dances, a set of 21 lively dance tunes based mostly on Hungarian themes, in 1879. They are among Brahms’s most popular works and were the most profitable for him. Each dance has been arranged for a wide variety of instruments and ensembles.

Martynas – Hungarian Dance No.5 in G Minor (Official Video)

Johannes Brahms – Hungarian Dance No. 5

Chúng ta là tình yêu

Chào các bạn,

God is love (1 John 4:8). Thượng đế là tình yêu.

Thượng đế không chỉ yêu, mà Thượng đế chính là tình yêu. Thượng đế là chất keo nối kết tất cả mọi thứ lại với nhau thành một khối gọi là vũ trụ.

Chúng ta là một phiên bản với hình ảnh Thượng đế. (Genesis 1:27, “So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.”) Đọc tiếp Chúng ta là tình yêu

What should we do to have a better business environment?

Dear brothers and sisters,

Looks like, in Vietnam, all kinds of sellers do all kinds of lying to customers: Jacking up the price sometimes up to 200% or 300% (nói thách); clean vegetable is indeed not clean; fake merchandise; lying about the origin of the products, lying about the quality of the products, deceptive advertising… What should we do to have a better business environment, in which people are more honest?

I think we should do 4 things. Đọc tiếp What should we do to have a better business environment?

US backs Philippines in standoff over South China Sea reef

The United States said it’s backing the Philippines in a new standoff with Beijing in the disputed South China Sea, where Manila has asked a Chinese fishing flotilla to leave a reef.China ignored the call, insisting it owns the offshore territory.The US Embassy said it shared the concerns of the Philippines and accused China of using “maritime militia to intimidate, provoke, and threaten other nations, which undermines peace and security in the region.”“We stand with the Philippines, our oldest treaty ally in Asia,” the US Embassy in Manila said in a statement.

READ MORE: US, China spar in first face-to-face meeting under Biden

In this March 7, 2021, photo provided by the Philippine Coast Guard/National Task Force-West Philippine Sea, some of the 220 Chinese vessels are seen moored at Whitsun Reef, South China Sea. The Philippine government expressed concern after spotting more than 200 Chinese fishing vessels it believed were crewed by militias at a reef claimed by both countries in the South China Sea, but it did not immediately lodge a protest. (Philippine Coast Guard/National Task Force-West Philippine Sea via AP) (Philippine Coast Guard via AP)

Continue reading on CVD >>

Vietnam’s wildlife defender fights poachers and prejudice

Vietnam's wildlife defender fights poachers and prejudice
Trang Nguyen has spent much of her life trying to end the illegal wildlife trade. Photo by AFP/Nhac Nguyen

By AFP   March 24, 2021 | 11:09 am GMT+7 VNExpress

As a small girl, Trang Nguyen saw a bear stabbed through the chest with a giant needle at her neighbor’s house in northern Vietnam.

The bear, flat on its back, was being pumped for its bile, a fluid drawn from its gallbladder that has long been used in traditional medicine to treat liver disease.

“I had seen visitors to Hanoi zoo who brought sticks to poke animals and it really made my blood boil,” Trang, the founder of local conservation group WildAct, told AFP.

Continue reading on CVD >>

Vietnam climbs up in global happiness ranking

Vietnam climbs up in global happiness ranking
A family in Hanoi on their way to relatives’ homes on the first day of the Lunar New Year, February 12, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Giang Huy.

By Nguyen Quy   March 20, 2021 | 01:31 pm GMT+7 VNExpress

Vietnam has climbed up four spots to 79th out of 149 countries and territories included in the 2021 World Happiness Report.

Vietnam scored 5.411 points, up from the 5.353 it got last year, according to the latest report released by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, a global initiative launched by the United Nations in 2012.

Using data from a Gallup World Poll, the ranking measured the happiness level in 149 economies across the world, based on six factors: GDP per capita, social support, healthy life expectancy, freedom to make life choices, generosity, and absence of corruption.

Continue reading on CVD >>