· November, 2008

Stories about Vietnam from November, 2008

World AIDS Day: Blogging Positively

  30 November 2008

This year marks the 20th anniversary of World AIDS Day, which takes place every year on December 1. Though the impact of HIV and AIDS is felt by millions of people globally every day, this particular day can help bring much-needed attention to the disease. The theme for this year's...

Vietnam/Singapore: Bridal service controversy

  20 November 2008

A Singapore newspaper published an article announcing the discount rate for Vietnam brides. This drew criticism from many Vietnamese individuals and groups: “It's horrible to see them [Vietnamese would-be brides] ‘discounted’ like they are a sack of rice or a pair of shoes.”

Vietnam: Dog food

  14 November 2008

This is not for dog lovers. ABP Photo uploads pictures of a dog in Vietnam which was slaughtered so that it can be served for dinner.

Vietnam: Respect ‘bao ve’

  1 November 2008

‘Bao Ve’ in Vietnam refers to “motorbike security, parking staff, or even valets.” The Comical Hat reminds us to be kind to ‘Bao Ve’.