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THREE INTERESTING CUSTOMS IN VIETNAM

In Vietnam, we have a lot of customs which have remained from generation to generation. Among these custom, there are three important things: buying yellow chrysanthemums in the Lunar New Year, tao mo and cung gio.Tao  mo is the custom that all family members visit their ancestor’graves on the last day of every lunar year. Then they clean and decorate the graves as carefully as people do for their house. People do this regularly because people want their ancestors to be able to welcome the New Year. Cung gio is the anniversary of ancestors’death. During that day, descendants and relatives gather in order to prepare a feast to worship the dead person. This is the good occasion for descendants and relatives to express their gratitude to their ancestors. Vietnamese believe that the soul of dead people can have an effect on their life. Whether they can receive luck or not, which depends on the way express their gratitude to their ancestors. Therefore , tao mo and cung gio are very important for Vietnamese every year.                      

Every year in the Lunar New Year, Vietnamese people enjoy the pleasure of showcasing colorful flowers. Yellow chrysanthemums show a distinctive beauty in both color and fragrance.The vivid yellow and gentle fragrance drives many families to decorate their house with chrysanthesum, which they arrange in vases or have in pots at the front door to welcome the new year. The chrysanthemum is also symbolic of a composed and unpretentious lifestyle. It is favored on Tet holidays to wish for a harmonious and happy family. The bright yellow of clusters of chrysanthemums represents confidence and hope for a new year. A chrysanthemum vase put in the house seems to bring a cozy feeling to the family.

Vuong Thi Van Anh

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THREE INTERESTING CUSTOMS IN VIETNAM

In Vietnam, we have a lot of customs which have remained from generation to

generation. Among these custom, there are three important things: buying yellow chrysanthemums in the Lunar New Year, tao mo and cung gio.

Tao  mo is the custom that all family members visit their ancestor’graves on the

last day of every lunar year. Then they clean and decorate the graves as carefully as

people do for their house. People do this regularly because people want their ancestors to

be able to welcome the New Year.

Cung gio is the anniversary of ancestors’death. During that day, descendants

and relatives gather in order to prepare a feast to worship the dead person. This is the

good occasion for descendants and relatives to express their gratitude to their ancestors.

Vietnamese believe that the soul of dead people can have an effect on their life. Whether

they can receive luck or not, which depends on the way express their gratitude to their

ancestors. Therefore , tao mo and cung gio are very important for Vietnamese every

year.                      

Every year in the Lunar New Year, Vietnamese people enjoy the pleasure of showcasing colorful flowers. Yellow chrysanthemums show a distinctive beauty in both color and fragrance.The vivid yellow and gentle fragrance drives many families to decorate their house with chrysanthesum, which they arrange in vases or have in pots at the front door to welcome the new year. The chrysanthemum is also symbolic of a composed and unpretentious lifestyle. It is favored on Tet holidays to wish for a harmonious and happy family. The bright yellow of clusters of chrysanthemums represents confidence and hope for a new year. A chrysanthemum vase put in the house seems to bring a cozy feeling to the family.

SOCIAL NETWORKING

Recent research shows that the impact of the social networking is more strongly than we could imagine. It has changed the way we speak, the way we interact and the way we think. Although there are many benefits to social networking online, it also include dangers that you should aware to protect yourself.

This is not the first time you heard the word” Social networking”, but perhaps you are not quite sure what it means. Social networking is web-based service, with a large community. Although social networking is possible in person, especially in the workplace, universities, and high schools, it is most popular online with websites. In these sites, people can create an account after accept some conditions from the web service. By using the account, the users can access to their website and use the website as their own places to share common interest in hobbies, culture, knowledge and make new friends. From the idea that people want to make the connection with their friends by using the Internet, in 1995, an earlt Social Network was borned, Classmates. This was created to connect the students in school, or class, so the early users of this site ware only the students or teenagers. In 1997, “SixDegree.com” was released. The users of this sites can edit their profile, send a message and be friends with strange people from the site. Lately, many Social Networks have developed and released,  Cyworld (2001), Friendster (2002), Skyblog (2002). Myspace, Orkut, Yahoo 360, and Facebook were the popular Networking Sites until now. Myspace and Facebook have more than 300 million of users nowadays (from the nytimes.com)

Social Networking is a good connection that help connect people together. In fact, it  affects every individual in our social. People use Social Networks with different ways, someone want to use for keeping in touch with their friends, other one use the sites for studying,finding the information, or maybe use it to find friends from the Internet. Whatever they use Social Networking in their own way, it will affects to themselves, especially, cultures, living style, and their thinking.

Social networking have changed the traditional friend relationship. Today when we make new friends, we are more likely to ask “What is your Facebook?” or “Do you have a blog?” instead of  asking to know the phone number. Living in a modern life, everybody is very busy with their jobs. Time is a problem to them, so they use social network to keep in touch with their friends and family. The structure of Networking sites allow users can make new friends, and update information from their friends whenever they get some news such as entries, status, and so on.

People who are the users of Social Networks can study much from their own sites. Social Networking can educate the teenagers.  They use social networks to share their feeling, knowledge and their friend will read it and evaluate it. The interesting thing about these sites is that you can develop an online friendship with some one in other country around the world. Not only will you make new friends, but you just might learn a thing or two about new cultures or new languages and learning is always a good thing

People living in extreme corners of the world are seen to be getting married, friends from far-off places are able to keep in touch with each other and lovers from two parts of the world stay connected with each other’s emotional needs. These help us make new friends, stay in touch with the old ones and let us know more about the persons we care

Data theft and viruses is some dangers asociated with the social network. Moreover, teenagers are really the problems for using Social Networking; some bad people can use social noetwork for their bad behavior. Flirting with strangers online could have serious consequences. Because some people lie about who they really are, you never really know who you’re dealing with. Therefore, be wary if a new online friends want to meet you in person. Meet in the public place if you are decided to accept the invitation

Myspace and Facebook have become be very popular with young users; and now, those Networking Sites are continuing to develop, they get much users than any other social sites got before.These sites are trying to find the best way to make their websites easily to use and safely. By developing the applications for the Social Networks, we will protect the user from predators or criminals. The software can determine whether the users are criminals or not by scan their entries, and analyze all the information of the users that they are doubt.

Social networking sites actually appears to reduce loneliness and improve well-being. As for social networking sites being a poor alternative to real-world socializing, surveys reported at a conference in 2006 indicate that Facebook users mostly use it to maintain relationships with people they meet offline.
Social networks are now developing very steady, the users of Social networks are up to millions, and it will get up more. So we need to develop Social network in the positive way.

BAIU08178- Tran Do Yen Nhi

Charity

The term charity has become so familiar with us; we often hear someone, some non-profit organization or some government agency asking us to do charity to helping other people who have a miserable circumstance. We do charity because we sympathize; somehow we want to share their burden as much as we can, some case do charity just for advertisement, just for fun, or just to avoiding a bad image of stingy people. However, we should note that everything has two sides, charity has no exception.

We must admit that no matter how much the society has developed, whenever or wherever, there was always have a gap between the rich and poor people. So, when the gap too large, the disaster occurs, or something that make the life of someone become so hard, so difficult to overcome, a charity happened. Ironically, people who need charity take a majority population. Indeed, a charity is necessary, it somehow helps maintain the balance of dividing resources among people, it help miserable people to overcome those hard time, move on to live, to believe that they aren’t alone anymore.

On the other hand, some may take advantage of charity; they may use this term to benefit themselves instead of the poor people. It makes a charity people no longer believe in the effectiveness of any charity program and the suffering people who really need charity feel insult, being hurt by those selfish action. Gradually, the term charity has lost it pure benevolence purpose from the beginning.

Often, we just couldn’t help but we buying the things that we don’t need, we offer our blood, give money to those charity programs or any case we encounter everyday with the thoughts that somehow it may helping others people, and we think we had did the right thing. However, have we ever know or just think that what would those miserable people think about our action? Does it come from a benevolence purpose or something else? Did they feel happy or they feel their self-respectful has being hurt, feel more pitiful? Did those action has effect, to help them overcome hard time, and continue live on by their own, or they continue to depend on those charity program?

One more thing, many people may disagree with me, in my opinion, life is nothing but a real game. A game, has its own rule, has its own challenge for those who playing it. A problem, difficult time we encounter everyday is just a part of life game, to finish it, we must go on steps by steps, from easy to hard, based on our ability, and a problem will show off to challenge us. A charity, in a view of gamer, is nothing but a cheating. It just happened to help them get through those difficult challenges and give them nothing else to learn. Someday, these challenge may occurs again and again to make sure that the gamer has finish it themselves.

In general, everything has advantage and disadvantage, nothing perfect, charity is no exception. Even though it brings the contemporary benefit for those people who get in a tough time, the problem still there, it just gives them a fish, not teach them how to fish properly.

Name: Nguyễn Ngọc Thạch

ID: BAUN08072

OMEGLE

Omegle (http://omegle.com) is a kind of web that allows you to chat with another person whom you know nothing about him or her, in other word, a stranger, just like its slogan: Talk to strangers!

Now you must have wondered what a web like this can do for you. The answer is very simple. It was made with only one purpose, or two, or three, whatever, not that I care, to make use of the conversations between people through out the world to relieve the stress that they have built up for a long time because of their jobs, their school or whatever happened in their daily life; or to find themselves a soul-mate, or even batter, a lover. To the people who are still lonely (including me) in this cruel and unfair world, where they have done their best but still haven’t got anyone who can cure their soul, yet those who do nothing and still get what they want. Isn’t it unfair? Since when our world has become a crazy world filled with stupid and good-for-nothing people like this? When will the scientists find the answer for this damn society? When will… just kidding!! It was not a bad joke, was it? Okay, let’s get back to the topic! We have gone so far. Anyways, you also have to be careful, because you don’t always get the result that you like when using this web. It may become a counteraction. There is a time when a son and his mother chatted with each other, which neither of them, naturally, know absolutely nothing about that fact. So, in the end, when they find out about it, you must have imagined how awkward it became, right? Just look at the picture below!

When I looked at this picture, I was rolling on the floor laughing (ROFL). Oh my god! What a damn funny coincidence (lol)!! Anyways, just be careful so that you won’t get in the same situation like them (actually, please do so because I like to see how it will look like_ me thinking while whistling).

So, this can, indeed, also count as a stress-relieving method, can’t it. While living in this society, where everyday may become boring because it has been repeated again, again, again, and again, we need some moment like this, right? And because of that, let’s use this website. Together, we will… Opps, I did it again. Sorry, I mean that we should use this website to make our life more enjoyable and to make all of our stress disappear. Ah, this may look like an ad, but it’s actually not one. So, just use it, everyone. You will eventually become fond of it like me. Okay, I will bid you guys goodbye here. Adiós everyone. See you again!!

Name: Lê Khắc Bình

ID: BAIU08086

The big problems of big city !!!

Nowadays, many people tend to prefer a life in the urban city because of many opportunities that it brings to them, such as: job, career, the entertainment, good education, and better standard of living, etc…However, the life in the urban city is also very stressful and busy. It makes people have to be hard-working and compete with each other a lot to survive in this city. Moreover, one of the biggest problems of the urban city is dense population because more and more people tend to go to the city to find jobs and make a living day by day. The overpopulation creates many worrying problems in our society nowadays.

. First of all, one of the problems that the society in the urban city has to face is unemployment. So many people want to seek a job in this extremely competitive city makes the supply of employment is surplus while the demand for employment cannot meet its supply. People become jobless and can’t afford their own living and their own family. As the result, the standard of living decrease dramatically which leads to the falling in consumers purchasing index and lower GDP, the economic growth of country is degraded. The shortage of the employment also creates a lot of bad consequences in terms of economic and social sides, including: robbing, opium addiction, and so on.

The second problem of dense population is the pollution, such as: air pollution, water pollution, etc…So many traffic release fumes into the air make it polluted and tons of garbage, litter that is released from the daily life haven’t been treated make the air and the water become polluted day by day. In addition, the pollution affects the health of people a lot, it can create some disease for people, such as: weak lung because inhaling too much fume and dusk, and some disease related to people’s respiratory system.

Some other problems of dense population are that: the degradation of infrastructure in society, exhausting resources, traffic jam, stressed lives, illiteracy, the poverty and so forth. All of the above problems resulted from dense population in the urban city.

Huynh Thanh Nguyen

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Criminal at young age

Recently, the criminal has raised, the majority were minorities, who are going to school, that makes a pain and a big question for society.

In the pass, the crimes that minorities violated were stealing, aggression, quarrel. Nowadays, the cases are more serious, such as fighting with weapon, stealing big property, even raping, murdering, buying and selling cocaine etc.

There are many reasons causing the crime violation of people at young age, but according to experts’ appraisal, the less attention of family was the main reason.

There are so many parents indulge their children so much that them give their children so much money without control.  So many mothers were surprised when they saw their children at the court because they were too busy with their works so they didn’t pay attention to their children.

Families which are so poor and violence is also a cause of violation crime of young people. They were effect by the family, such as they saw their father quarreled and hit their mother, their souls were hurt and they tend to be more violent more than others, they also were pushed out of school and . These kids are easily to entice to criminal bands.

Besides, education in our schools is very poor, we are not pay attention and appreciate the importance of this. The subject of ethic is general, not clear and not realistic, and it’s just a sub subject, less appreciated in school. Pupils have not enough chance to participate in outdoor activity; all they know is just theories.

Another side of the reason of the increasing the criminal is that the development of economic and internet. Many pupils concern on chatting, surfing the internet more than going to school. They like playing violence games that no department can control this. And websites of sex are so many and easy to access, that’s why more and more young people have sex soon and more than ever before.

Everything begins with a lie; an examination shows that 22% pupils in primary lie to their parents, 50% in elementary, 64% in high school.

Statistic shows that the awareness of ethic in a part of pupils in school are decreasing, more and more pupils like using luxurious thing and forget the value of ethic because of the less attention of family.

To limit the number of criminal at young age, we have to encourage the education of knowledge for pupils not only in theory like math, history, English etc, but also in social knowledge, sex education, help them aware the cause and the consequence of social evil and help them find interesting in study, not be engaged by bad friends. Besides, we have to develop the law that concern with protection and raising children. Every family has to pay attention on children and treat them by love more than by material.

Reference:

http://www.nhandan.org.vn/tinbai/?top=39&sub=61&article=137000

http://www.anninhthudo.vn/TIANYON/Index.aspx?ArticleID=62815&ChannelID=5

Name: Khưu Nhật Ánh

ID: BAIU08081