Valentine’s Day is even bigger and more serious in Vietnam than it is in most Western countries. We discuss how Vietnamese celebrate Valentine’s.
From average salaries, work-ethics, work parties, to superstitions and doing random errands for the boss — what is the work culture in Vietnam
Does Vietnam hate the USA? Most Americans are suprised that Vietnam tops the PEW Research lists of countries who favour the USA.
2023 is the Year of the Cat. Learn everything you need to know about the Lunar New Year and the Vietnamese festival of Tet
Ghosts play a central role in many Vietnamese beliefs. When someone has a bad love-life, or can’t find a date, it is often blamed on ghosts.
VinFast is Vietnam’s first EV car manufacturer with sales kicking-off in the USA and Europe. We provide a primer on its parent company VinGroup.
Vietnam has many Buddhists, Christians and atheists, but the main religion is a type of ancestor worship plus huge set of superstitions.
While only 7% of Vietnamese are Christian, Christmas is huge secular pary. Santas are everywhere. It is like a mix of New Years Day and Black Friday.
Why are the tables and chairs so tiny in Vietnam? The reasons speak to Vietnam’s interesting economic history and entrepreneurial spirit.
Oct 20th is Vietnamese women’s day. The focus is on equality and women’s value in society. Unlike the feminist International Women’s Day, the Vietnamese day has more widespread cultural significance.
Vietnam ranks #1 in crypto adoption according to two independent 2021 studies. On-chain analyses and surveys confirm widespread retail use.
We discuss the cultural differences between HCMC (once Saigon) vs Hanoi. If Hanoi is the centre of art and government, HCMC is the centre of pop culture and entrepreneurship
One of the highlights of visiting Đà Nẵng and Hội An is food-tourism: embark on a DIY food-tour to sample amazing spicy foods like Mi Quang, Banh Uot Cuon, and Banh Beo.
Beautiful paintings of Vietnam through text-to-image GANs: incredible watercolor paintings of Ninh Binh, impressionist mountain landscapes, lacquer villages, and more
Authentic Vietnamese spring rolls are easy to make wiht this recipe. The only difficulties are: i) sourcing ingredients like cloud-ear (available on Amazon), and ii) proper chopping of vegetables.
7 impressionist/abstract artists who paint dark, macabre cityscapes of Hanoi, Vietnam. The maze-like geometry of Hanoi inspired this genre of contemporary palette-knife art that is gritty and dreamlike.
From Ninja Burkas, to burning paper iPhones, we discuss fun facts about modern Vietnamese culture, such as: its 54 ethnic groups, quirky superstitions, interesting linguistic habits, and their love of side-hustled.
We dispel some myths about poverty in Vietnam. We use data and statistics to explain the growth of Vietnam vs. its Asian neighbours
How to invest in Vietnam? The VNM ETF has terrible tracking error compared to the Vietnam Equity Index. Consider investing in Vietnam via these alternative vehicles: VOF, VCF, P2P loans, and other opportunities.
Except for funny things like the role of Fortune-Tellers, dating in Vietnam is similar to the USA. We discuss the similarities and differences in dating between Vietnam and the West.