Vietnamese man sets world record climbing 100 stairs while balancing brother on his head in 53 seconds
Two Vietnamese brothers and circus performers recently broke a Guinness World Record after one of them climbed 100 consecutive stairs in a Spanish cathedral while balancing the other on his head.
Amazing feat: Giang Quoc Co, 37, and Giang Quoc Nghiep, 32, performed the stunt at Spain’s Girona Cathedral on Dec. 23, according to India Times.
Vietnamese Czech director rekindles relationship with her father through his prison letters in ‘Love, Dad’
- Nguyen’s short film “Love, Dad” was based on her strained relationship with her father and inspired by his old letters to her from prison.
- The production of a personal story gave Nguyen a sense of freedom from her suppressed emotions.
- “Love, Dad” was selected by several festivals and won multiple awards, including “Best Short Film” at the 2021 BFI London Film Festival.
Vietnamese Czech director Diana Cam Van Nguyen talked with NextShark about the inspiration behind the short film “Love, Dad” and how it has helped her own personal journey.
Letters of Love
“Love, Dad” is a short animated film based on Nguyen’s personal relationship with her physically and emotionally distant father.
A Vietnamese TikToker recently went viral for pointing out the humor in some Asian restaurant names.
“Punny” expressions: In his videos, the TikTok user who goes by the handle @choungdo imitates a Vietnamese accent while sounding out various Asian restaurant names as expressions.
Across the United States, Vietnamese communities have been opening their doors to refugees from Afghanistan, seeing themselves in the new arrivals.
An unlikely bond: In cities like Philadelphia and Seattle, Vietnamese landlords, business owners, artists and neighbors have been offering support to refugees in whatever way they can, remembering their own plights when arriving from Vietnam in the late 1970s.
A University of Oxford college is planning on changing its name to Thao College after receiving £155 million from a Vietnamese investment group.
Donation: Linacre College signed a memorandum of understanding on Oct. 31 with SOVICO group to receive a donation of £155 million (approximately $211 million).
Two Ivy League universities are offering beginning and intermediate Vietnamese courses for the first time in their history.
About the courses: Brown University’s beginning and intermediate Vietnamese language courses are taught by Trang Tran, a visiting lecturer who joined the university’s faculty this fall. Through their partnership with Brown, Princeton University also offers the courses to their students.
Santa Clara County will open the first Vietnamese American Service Center in the nation on Saturday.
Opening ceremony: The county will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Oct. 23 at 5 p.m. to celebrate the opening of the center at 2410 Senter Road, near Little Saigon in San Jose.
While on their way to buy a plot of farmland, Nang Thai and Weichuan Liu say Oklahoma police “illegally” confiscated the over $130,000 in cash they were carrying after pulling them over on Interstate 40.
What happened: The two New Mexico businessmen were driving along Interstate 40 at 2 a.m. on April 19 when Oklahoma police pulled them over, searched them and their vehicle and confiscated their money, according to NBC News.
In Texas, a woman reportedly looking for miso soup at a Vietnamese restaurant was captured on film berating the cashier.
Not today, Karen: In a viral TikTok uploaded by Whitney, or user @nitwhit_ney, a middle-aged woman wearing a “Not Today Satan” T-shirt is seen screaming at restaurant staff while other customers film her at Pho Saigon in North Austin, Texas, reported the Daily Dot.
Matthew Smith, a former contestant of “MasterChef Junior,” recently shared how to make his Crispy Chicken Ramen dish inspired by his grandmother’s Vietnamese heritage.
100 days: On Sept. 21, the 11-year-old cook appeared in the first episode of TODAY’s “Kids in the Kitchen.”
Vietnamese comedy-family drama “Bố Già” raised over $350,000 at specialty box offices over Memorial Day Weekend.
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Tết, known as Vietnamese Lunar New Year, is rich in traditions and customs, marking the arrival of spring in the lunisolar calendar.