Về quê

Dear brothers and sisters,

I miss my hometown, both Thái Bình province – where my dad and mom were born, and Đà Nẵng city – where I was born. I miss Thái Bình with images in the song Về quê. I miss ĐN, especially Cù Lao Chàm with the blue sea, white sand and golden sunshine. I really really miss Cù Lao Chàm, although staying at Cù Lao Chàm only 1 day 1 night, I miss ĐN very much.

Oh, my sea, my sand, my sunshine… I miss you.

Sharing with you all.

Enjoy the song and have a nice day. Đọc tiếp Về quê

Khôn lớn hay ngu lớn?

Chào các bạn,

Chúng ta hay nói: “Khi con khôn lớn thành người”. Ý là, tiến trình trưởng thành là tiến trình “lớn” và “khôn”. Chúng ta nghĩ rằng càng lớn ta càng khôn ngoan, đặc biệt là khi ta sưu tập được nhiều bằng cấp cho mình – càng nhiều bằng và bằng càng cao ta càng cảm thấy mình khôn ngoan hơn. Đây là một ảo tưởng cực lớn về đời sống con người.

Rõ ràng là càng lớn ta chúng ta càng học để tham sân si hơn, tham lam hơn, sân hận hơn, và si mê hơn. Các em bé thì em nào cũng như thiên thần yêu thương và trong sáng. Đọc tiếp Khôn lớn hay ngu lớn?

How to close economic gap between city people and country people?

Dear brothers and sisters,

Generally, there is a huge economic gap between city people and country people. How to close that gap?

To close that gap, we should help the poor become richer.

For country people to become rich, we should bring economic development  into rural areas – every district of every province. Many things to do, but I think we should focus on 2 things: agricultural economics and information technology. We should focus on agricultural economics because the strength of rural areas is agriculture. And IT, we should also focus on it because we can do IT work wherever we sit. Đọc tiếp How to close economic gap between city people and country people?

Vietnam demands China end East Sea violations

By Vu Anh   March 25, 2021 | 08:28 pm GMT+7 VNExpressVietnam demands China end East Sea violationsThe Grierson Reef of the Spratly Islands. Photo by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).Chinese vessels operating near the Spratly Islands is a serious violation of Vietnam’s sovereignty and must be ended, Vietnam has demanded.

Đọc tiếp Vietnam demands China end East Sea violations

Woman dies in HCMC after eating toxic vegan pate

By Le Phuong   March 25, 2021 | 10:06 pm GMT+7 VNExpressWoman dies in HCMC after eating toxic vegan pateTwo vials of botulinum antidotes in Hanoi’s Bach Mai Hospital, August 2020. Photo by VnExpress/Chi Le.A 42-year-old woman has died and two others are in critical condition in HCMC after consuming vegan food that might have been contaminated with the botulinum toxin.

The woman, her 16-year-old daughter and 53-year-old sister had bowls of rice vermicelli on March 20. Among its ingredients was pate from an inflated can, indicating possible contamination.

Đọc tiếp Woman dies in HCMC after eating toxic vegan pate

Crude oil exports plunge as resource depletes

By Dat Nguyen   March 24, 2021 | 11:00 am GMT+7 vnexpressCrude oil exports plunge as resource depletesTam Dao 03 oil rig off Vietnam’s eastern coast. Photo by VnExpress/Quoc Huy.

Vietnam’s crude oil export is plunging, partly because of depleting resources. An industrialist says the situation can only improve after new fields come online in several years.

Crude exports volume from January 1 to February 15 this year fell nearly 50 percent year-on-year to 354,700 tonnes, according to Vietnam Customs.

Most of Vietnam’s oil and gas fields have been harnessed for over 20 years ago and run their course, said Hoang Ngoc Trung, deputy director of Petrovietnam Exploration Production Corporation Ltd.

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Vietnam climbs up in global happiness ranking

By Nguyen Quy   March 20, 2021 | 01:31 pm GMT+7 VNExpressVietnam climbs up in global happiness rankingA 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.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.

In Southeast Asia, Vietnam’s position was better than Malaysia (81), Indonesia (82), Laos (100), Cambodia (114) and Myanmar (126). It ranked behind Singapore (32), Thailand (54th) and the Philippines (61).Southeast Asia’s happiness ranking2021pointsSingaporeThailandPhilippinesVietnamMalaysiaIndonesiaLaosCambodiMyanmar01234567

Among the six factors, Vietnam performed best in freedom to make life choices, ranking 9th globally, while its generosity factor fared worst, at 112nd, with Vietnamese people deemed less generous than neighboring peers.

Life expectancy at birth in Vietnam is 68 years, putting the country in 50th place, while Singapore tops the world at 77 years, the report said.

Vietnam ranked 67th in social support and 98th in per capita GDP.

The country’s per capita income in 2020 was at $2,750, nearly 1.3 times higher than $2,109 in 2015.

In terms of corruption perception, Vietnam was in 68th place, much higher than Asian peers like South Korea and Japan.

Vietnam has been engaged in prolonged corruption spearheaded by Party chief and State President Nguyen Phu Trong. The crackdown has seen several high-profile government officials, top military officers and businessmen arrested and jailed for crimes from graft to money laundering.

Finland took the top spot in the ranking as the happiest country in the world, followed by Iceland and Denmark.

Countries at the bottom of the list were those afflicted by extreme poverty and violence, like Zimbabwe, South Sudan and Afghanistan.

This year’s ranking was collated slightly differently this time because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Not only were researchers unable to complete face-to-face interviews in a number of countries, they also had to switch things up by focusing on the relationship between well-being and Covid-19.Related News: