The monthly reggae banger Mad Fyah is hitting Cargo Bar on Saturday May 25 with unprecedented depth, bringing in the Philippines’ biggest and baddest raggas Tropical Depression, throwing in some more of the archipelago’s talent in the form of I-dren Artstrong — former Reggae Sunday headliner — and mixing in a liberal dash of Japanese new-school from Kudohman and Monkey Ken, in Vietnam for the first time.
The multi-disciplinary art / dance / music / henna / make-your-own-t-shirt / performance festival Melting Pot is coming back to Saigon Outcast on May 25 and May 26, aiming to build on the success of the March edition — which drew around 1,200 people through the weekend.
My taste in interior decoration is not what would typically be called ‘elegant’. My room is decorated with pictures cut out of old magazines and my curtain is a re-purposed beach towel. A single plastic flower, forlorn and dusty, is the sole object of art in my house. This approach to ornamentation is largely due to sloth, of course, but also because classiness comes at a price I am normally unwilling to pay.
Think of a city with 2,000 years worth of history that has been burnt down once, bombed, rebuilt and remains the largest city in the EU. Imagine a place that mixes architectural grandesse and history with contemporary arts, great theatre, the best in English-language comedy and cutting edge music. Think also of a city once chided for its bad food that today sits at the centre of some of the best modern-day cuisine on the planet. And think of the only city in the world to have hosted the Olympics not once or twice, but thrice.
The sun has long since set, but for the food vendors on Lebuh Chulia, business is just beginning. Along the crowded sidewalk, local people queue up for steaming, fragrant bowls of wonton soup and heaps of fresh noodles, wok-seared in a dark sauce. Outside a shuttered shop, a vendor pours the water from coconuts into plastic bags filled with shredded fruit.
Help those less fortunate. Give back. Be the change you wish to see in the world. We have all heard these chestnuts. Probably some of us have quoted them. They are words with the purpose of sculpting us into better people. It's time to add another to this list on improving humanity — Drink with Compassion.
There’s a man at your wedding table with a slightly manic look on his face. His eyes are fixed on the plate and upturned bowl contraption that he’s shaking in a frenetic ellipse before the fixed, lusty gazes of everyone else at the table. Something is knocking about inside.
For years we’ve been told red meat is bad for us, that it is unhealthy and the cause of cancer. Is this really the case? The simple fact is that animal products are only as healthy as the animal they come from.
It’s not just what you say in a job interview but also what you ask that matters. Answers tell an interviewer what you know, but questions tell them how you think, which is arguably more important. By asking insightful and engaging questions you can separate yourself from the pack and demonstrate more effectively your true value. It also provides you a chance to learn more and really make sure this is a place you want to work.
The Australian Embassy in Hanoi has rejected information that beef imported from Australia to Vietnam did not meet food safety and hygiene requirements.
Authorities in Ho Chi Minh City have rejected a proposal to ban sales of beer and wine after 10pm — not surprisingly, as it would destroy the local economy. This is despite growing issues policing the streets after dark and dealing with drink driving.
In response to the more miniscule, bird-like appetites of the typical female (hmmm…), New York Steakhouse has created a special selection of ‘slightly smaller’ but incredibly sexy steaks for all those ladies out there.