Lì xì or red envelope custom on new year's days

Thứ Bảy, 19 Tháng Giêng 2013 18:07

The Lunar New Year is coming. People will prepare to celebrate a new year in various ways, such as cleaning and decorating their houses, buying beautiful new clothes, and making special dishes. But the action that many young people and children expect and looks forward to the most is getting lucky money from their relatives. This action is called lì xì in Vietnamese. This has become a long-standing custom. I wondered when this custom appeared, what the meaning of this custom is, and if this is common practice only in Vietnamese culture. Now I have answers for these questions.

Lotus in Vietnam

Thứ Ba, 08 Tháng Giêng 2013 12:59

The lotus flower represents Vietnam. It is the national flower. Why was it chosen as a national symbol? The lotus is a special flower. It always grows in the mud of ponds or lakes. It has a fragrant smell, and its flower is very beautiful. Many people love this flower for its beauty and utility.

The little match girl' Christmas story

Thứ Hai, 10 Tháng Mười Hai 2012 12:21

Whenever Christmas comes, I have a stabbing pain in my chest and feel sad, because I think about the image of a little match girl. Anyone who has ever read “The Little Match Girl”, by Hans Christian Andersen will never forget the little girl who makes her living selling matches on the streets of New York. The setting of the story is a terribly cold winter evening on the last day of the year, and the snow was falling fast, and the hustling crowds either ignored her or were outright rude.

Crystal Meth addicts

Thứ Ba, 04 Tháng Mười Hai 2012 18:21

Crystal methamphetamine (Crystal meth) is one of the most dangerous drugs. It is not extracted from plants like cocaine, but is made from chemicals. It can be used in either crystal or powder form. It can be made at home in makeshift laboratories. This drug first appeared many years ago, but it has only recently become used on a much wider scale. It is cheap, easy to make, and highly addictive. It is popular among club and partygoers, and has also seen widespread use in rural areas.

What would a perfect date be like?

Chủ Nhật, 02 Tháng Mười Hai 2012 10:27

Nothing is as beautiful and romantic as love.It often begins with greetings, leading to to agreeably chatting together. And a first date will mark to the start of the relationship.This is a good occasion for two people to show their feelings towards each other. Not all dates are successful. So, everyone needs to prepare themselves for their date.

Blind date

Chủ Nhật, 02 Tháng Mười Hai 2012 10:22

Nowadays, when the Internet is such a strong influence in our lives, blind dates are more and more familiar with everyone, especially the youth. Perhaps this change impacts not only the teenagers’ thoughts, but also their lives. A blind date is a kind of dating for couples who do not know each other before the date. Unlike other dates, a boy does not know the girl’s face or her character, and vice versa. Therefore, to attract someone’s love and their eyes in the first meeting, we need to know something about successful blind dating.

How is your first date?

Chủ Nhật, 02 Tháng Mười Hai 2012 10:18

Which date can you easily remember? I believe that it is your first date, no matter how old you get. That time is not too difficult to recall, is it? Below are the points to help you look back on how your initial meeting was, and to be able to remember for later times.

English Speaking Club 4

Thứ Tư, 14 Tháng Mười Một 2012 00:02

We would like you to join our English Speaking Club with the topic “DATE” at 6.40p.m this Sunday (November, 18th 2012).

My lovely idol!!!

Thứ Bảy, 03 Tháng Mười Một 2012 14:23

We all have our own idols. And I am no exception. Some of us admire singers, actresses, diplomats, politicians, or scientists around the world. Our idols are often popular and talented. In our eyes, an idol is the most elite, the most beautiful, and nearly without shortcomings.

Idol – my views

Thứ Bảy, 03 Tháng Mười Một 2012 14:09

Youth in Vietnam, as well as other countries, might be very familiar with the word “idol”. If one asks the average youngster who your idol is. Or who affects your behavior the most, they will probably list names of famous singers, actors, actresses, or others whom they appreciate. They may know many things about their idol; however the most important point is what we are able to learn and understand from out idol.