Monday, 31 March 2014 21:18

The Poet

For US Children’s Poet Laureate Kenn Nesbitt, waking up at 7am for a day of work means something much different now than it did a decade ago. A former computer software developer, Kenn doesn’t set his alarm for a day inside a cubicle any more. Instead, the morning routine is now in preparation for a different kind of job that he calls “demanding, but entirely rewarding” — helping kids learn to love writing.

Monday, 31 March 2014 21:13

The Run

For most, the prospect of running any distance, much less finishing a 5k race, is daunting. The pain, the exhaustion, and the inevitable muscle aches the next day are enough to scare off even the most determined in pursuit of an active lifestyle. Most would rather break a sweat on an elliptical machine in an air-conditioned gym before putting on a pair of running shoes and taking on the asphalt.

Monday, 31 March 2014 21:08

The DJ

Hailing from Leipzig, Germany, Good Guy Mikesh is making stops in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi this month to unleash some rainy day disco on our tropical climes

Monday, 31 March 2014 20:56

The Hue Festival

If you stroll along the bank of Hue’s Perfume River in mid-April, you might see the Trang Tien Bridge erupt in flames.

Monday, 03 March 2014 23:48

The Early Bird

At 5.30am, Saigon’s Phu My Hung is not normally the liveliest place on a Monday. Factor in that it’s Tet, and you don’t even hear any motorbike horns. Walking roughly 20 minutes in the morning darkness from my apartment to a neighbourhood bar, the usual xe oms who hit me up for a ride are noticeably absent. Why would anyone be out so early? would probably be the main question in their minds.

Monday, 03 March 2014 23:40

The Pod Life

It has finally happened. Living in a space capsule is now possible in Vietnam. And it only costs a minimal US$6 (VND126,000) a night in the form of Hong Kong Kaiteki Hotel’s capsule accommodation.

Monday, 03 March 2014 23:26

The Foundation

For one sibling duo, the term ‘building bridges’ is more than just a metaphor. Set up by 16-year-old Khang and 21-year-old Phuong, the intention of the Nam Phuong Foundation was to provide capital to improve infrastructure in rural Vietnam by building bridges. However, the venture has transformed into a project that is funding more than just construction.

Monday, 03 March 2014 23:23

Cat of the Month: Patrick

Patrick is a wiry orange one-year-old boy cat awaiting his chance at the big time — a spot on your couch.

Saturday, 01 March 2014 04:35

Valentine’s Day at McDonald’s

It’s Valentine’s Day 2014, and a week after its grand opening the hottest restaurant in town is as busy as ever.

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