Fierce Voices

The power of storytelling and the potential of women’s networks It’s been more than five years since Joelle Hawes, a UK national living in Saigon, stopped on a bridge with a partner and challenged him with a critical question. “I was by a bridge with this guy and I asked him for a reason to

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Hooked on Craft

Crafting together for a better community Girls on craft founders Flo and Cami became friends just over a year ago when they attended a punch needle workshop together, and since then they have added embroidery, macramé and origami to this growing, talented friendship. Flo is originally from the French Alps and has always been involved

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Learning to let go

Spend time without sight, sound, and feeling again since leaving the womb Being used to living in a crazy, busy city, I don’t even notice the noise that comes with it for weeks on end. And then suddenly I do. Out of nowhere every loud sound is too much. I feel it gnawing away at

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Book Now

Meet Ares Wong, an entrepreneur, a librarian and a reading advocate If it’s not the first question Ares Wong gets when he tells people he opened the Reading Habit International Library in Thao Dien (27 Nguyen Ba Huan, D2), it’s not far in to the conversation. “It’s not about is the service good or [is] the

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Building Electric Dreams

On Vietnam’s crazy roads, “If you can’t beat them, scare them” There are times an idea so seemingly preposterous is aired that only the kindest among us do not smirk meanly into our coffees. If the advocate is a close friend or family member, we might offer some reserved, amused encouragement; however, on hearing about

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The rise of the Cambodian Riviera

A bittersweet memoir of Cambodia’s southern coast Sometimes the idea of something is more real than the reality. Just knowing that beauty and purity exist somewhere in the world is enough to soothe the soul. Like the stained glass majesty of Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral. The regalness of the world’s most famous princess even when

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Life and Limb

The future of the prosthetic workforce Prosthetics have come a long way, but it would still be very difficult for someone using many of the artificial arms available to them to do some basic things, like carry a tray. It’s a simple enough task done by many in restaurant and service-oriented jobs, but if you

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Bean to Brim

A clean coffee brand to cultivate your caffeine fix Clean, high quality and Vietnamese made—these are at the core of Brim Coffee’s mission to build their brand in Vietnam. Brim Coffee has been exporting from Vietnam to the US, Australia, Europe, Korea, Japan and Taiwan since 2018 and is now focused on providing the same

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Oh Soul Natural

The principles of natural ingredients, thanks to the ongoing Korean beauty phenomenon Korean beauty has infiltrated the rest of the world and there’s a reason why the trend is firmly cemented in our skincare routine: it works. K-beauty brands are constantly innovating. Natural ingredients are crucial to the mainstream success of the K-beauty space because

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Vietaly

Vietnam and Italy have deepened cooperation since the establishment of bilateral  diplomatic ties 45 years ago Italy and Vietnam celebrated their 45th year of formal diplomatic relations in 2018, but that milestone will almost surely be overshadowed by the ratification of an economic agreement that will effectively end taxation of imports between the two, which

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