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Romantic Whispers

Although 2020 is a challenging year for all of us, don’t uninstall it...

Chuong Village’s Non La: The Dedication of Artisans

It is not clear when non la (Vietnamese conical leaf hats) became associated with Vietnam as a cultural characteristic of this country. When talking about Vietnam, the images of tender women in...

Learning Vietnamese Culture Through Soundbites

So far this year, Hoàng Thùy Linh, Hòa Minzy and Chi Pu have released their latest songs, all of which adopted a historical setting in Vietnam. Chi Pu’s Cung Đàn Vỡ Đôi (Broken...

ROM to Reopen on July 11 and What to Expect

After months of closure due to COVID-19, the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) will open its doors to welcome visitors in a safe and pleasant environment. Some special exhibitions and additional spaces will open...

A Look into Vietnamese Restaurants in Ontario During COVID-19

In the near future, your neighbourhood's favourite Vietnamese restaurants may look different, with two-meter markers on the floor and hand sanitizer prominent on the table next to the condiment set. The dining room...

A Brief History of Phở

While most scholars agree on when phở first came about (in the early 20th century), its history remains debatable, due to the complex cultural interaction between Vietnam, China and France during the French...

Paint the City Black – Making an Impact on Anti-Racism

Artists have expressed their support of the Black Lives Matter movement by painting a mural of George Floyd in Toronto’s graffiti alley on Saturday, June 6. A peaceful protest was...

A Letter to Mom

My mother! A woman I admire the most in the world. Mommy! The first sentence I spoke in this world. I am very happy that I was born and lived with my mommy. As...

A Global Livestream Event to Spread Positivity and Creativity

From June 16-June 26, Support Creatives will be hosting virtual makeup classes and hair tutorials called “Beauty Together” as part of a fundraiser for artists affected by Covid-19 and for racial justice.

U.S. riots and race issues in Canada addressed by Trudeau

During his daily national address, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was asked for his comments regarding the riots ensuing in the U.S. and President Donald Trump’s threat of military action against protestors after the...

Welcome Summer with Healthy Skin

Having flawless skin seems like a dream of many people. However, to achieve this it requires time investment and proper care. Summer is finally here in Canada. Meanwhile, in Vietnam people are greatly...

The Art of Appreciation

Street art has become one of the ways Toronto artists have been able to show their support for frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. With many barricades and walls...

Hoang Quyen: When an Outsider Breaks Through

"I am an outsider,"  says designer Hoang Quyen, a surprising confession from someone who has made it in the fashion industry. Not many people are brave enough to admit such a thing. However,...

Empress Nam Phương, The Last Empress Consort of Vietnam

The endless stories, anecdotes and images of Empress Nam Phương have always been the immortal topic in the hearts of many Vietnamese people for many years. People praised her as a talented,...

Tuan-An Tran, a Vietnamese Virtuoso Living in the United States.

Tuan-An Tran is a talented Vietnamese guitarist, who always has his homeland on his mind. Through his music, which has been imprinted with the national soul, Tran expresses his great love for...

The Origin Of The Name Ha Noi

Dear Mr. Nguyen Ngoc Ngan,In the music video Hue – Sai Gon – Hanoi, you said that king Minh Mang changed the name of the capital from Thang Long to Ha Noi....

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