Some thoughts on a hot summer day

Posted May 3, 2012 Avatar

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These first days of May, going out on the roads seems like a persecution. The sun seems to burn everything outside, and the temperature is measured to be at around 40 degrees Celsius. It suddenly brings home to me the value of trees and greeneries, and unfortunately, I also find out that my home city is seriously lacking in trees and green space. Been living in Hanoi since I was born, I am proud of witnessing its change of appearance. From the debris after the war against the US, Hanoi has stoo...


Maintaining the Internet freedom

Posted May 1, 2012 Avatar

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Every day, I try to log into Facebook in the normal way. Every day, the result is the same: 'This page cannot be displayed'. Why? It's simple: Facebook, among a list of other websites, has been blocked for containing 'harmful' information. I must clarify what is considered the 'list of harmful websites' here. Those websites are mainly blogs and a social network page, and those oversea websites which run some information and opinions against the government. For some sensitive reasons, they are c...


The trend of studying abroad

Posted April 8, 2012 Avatar

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Since its inception, Oriental philosophy has always stressed the importance of education. It is widely believed that academics determines the roles of a person in an Oriental society, and the scholars get the lion's share of the opportunities offered. Therefore, in a typical East Asian family, the ultimate goal of parents is to train their children to become scholarly successful. For some decades, the economies of East Asian countries have vigourously improved, leading to better economic situati...



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