Troi Oi – March 2017

370,000 cases of traffic violations were reported in January, according to online newspaper Vietnamplus. Fines relating to the violations amounted to a total of VND227.2 billion while 2,300 cars, more than 47,000 motorbikes and hundreds of other vehicles were seized. The police also confiscated 32,500 driver licenses. Violations included speeding, driving on the wrong lane, … Read more

Good Will Eating

Understanding the Vietnamese custom of ‘going vegetarian’ based on the cycle of the full moon… Vietnamese believe that the full moon is an analogy to one’s virtues. On the first and 15th day of the lunar month, locals, whether Buddhists or not, lay down their spicy meat stir-fries in favor of vegetables and meat substitutes. It’s a … Read more