· April, 2008

Stories about Vietnam from April, 2008

Southeast Asia: Rice and food price crisis

  28 April 2008

The Southeast Asian region, home to several emerging and developing economies, is also struggling to cope with the global food price crisis. Bloggers discuss the impact of the crisis in the region.

Olympic torch relay in Southeast Asia

  21 April 2008

The Olympic Torch has landed in the Southeast Asian region. Bloggers describe how ordinary people, protesters, police forces, sports enthusiasts and politicians are reacting to the arrival of the Olympic Torch in the region.

Vietnam: Early rainy season

  18 April 2008

antidote to burnout explains why there will be an early start on the rainy season this year in Vietnam, and possibly in the Southeast Asian region as well

Vietnam: Morning activities

  18 April 2008

Virtual Doug observes that the Vietnamese get up early in the morning and that they like to spend their morning hours in different ways.

Vietnam: Hung King memorial Day

  16 April 2008

Blogger Faster than the Fastest has a question: “Every Vietnamese know that we have 18 Hung Kings during the 4000-year long history, why there is only one day to memorize them? Did 18 of them “die” on the same day?”

Southeast Asia: Rising price of rice

  12 April 2008

Rice is the staple food in Southeast Asia and in many parts of the world. Many people in Southeast Asia are worried over reports that rice is getting more expensive and supplies are dwindling. Bloggers discuss the impact of the rice crisis in the region.

Vietnam: Twitter and power source

  11 April 2008

Blogger noodlepie thinks that popular online tool twitter can help residents in locating the nearest power/wifi source since power cuts seem an everyday occurrence in Saigon and Hanoi.

Video on Flickr: An apple of dischord

  9 April 2008

Seventeen hours after its creation, the Flickr group "NO VIDEO ON FLICKR!!!" already has more than 5475 members and 670 items. What is even more amazing is that another group, "We Say NO to Videos on Flickr", created 2 hours later, has more than double the number of members of the previously mentioned group, and both are composed of flickr users who oppose the idea of having video on the platform traditionally used for uploading pictures. On the other hand, the groups created for uploaded videos hardly have more than 30 members yet. What is the reason for this insatisfaction with Yahoo and Flickr's decision to make video uploading and viewing possible on their site?