· January, 2006

Stories about Vietnam from January, 2006

China, Vietnam: Character-less

  16 January 2006

Pinyin News translates comments by a Chinese writer who claims that the foundation for Vietnamese culture is “extremely superficial” since Vietnam gave up writing Vietnamese in Chinese characters.

Vietnam: Noodlepie's Podcast

16 January 2006

Vietnam-based foodblogger and freelance journalist Noodlepie takes a breather from his usual offerings to expound on blogs and journalism on his blog and in a podcast interview. “Rethink newspapers. Give every journalist a blog,” he writes, in his further thoughts on his new blog space, stillbop.

The Moveable Feast: Eat the World in Ten Blogs

  14 January 2006

#1Have you ever wondered how the soldiers in Iraq spent the holiday season?  This is the day when you will get the scoop, first hand by Chairbone Stranger, an American soldier deployed somewhere very dusty in Iraq. His Christmas eve dinner report will leave you speechless, well, at least for...

Vietnam: False and True

9 January 2006

diacritic points us to a site that helps one tell fake from real stamps from French Indochina.

Vietnam: Recalled Translations

4 January 2006

Several books translated into Vietnamese, including The Da Vinci Code, have been recalled by the publisher because of gross translation errors. diacritic and Down And Out in Sài Gòn discuss.