“Jealous Coronavirus” Music Video from Vietnam Ministry of Health

On a lighthearted and entertaining note but with an important message, check out this music video/public service announcement from the Vietnam Ministry of Health, which has gone viral. It has been featured by a number of international media outlets, including NPR and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. This 4 March Straits Times article describes … Continue reading “Jealous Coronavirus” Music Video from Vietnam Ministry of Health

“Face masks made from toilet paper found in Hanoi”

Market officials inspect mask production at Viet Han Company Ltd in Thuong Tin District, Hanoi on February 13, 2020. Photo by VnExpress/Chien Son. Why am I not surprised? Here's the latest example of cheating, this time in the midst of the coronavirus crisis. (Thu gần 100.000 chiếc khẩu trang làm từ giấy vệ sinh) I'm … Continue reading “Face masks made from toilet paper found in Hanoi”

COVID-19 & Viet Nam

This is a screenshot from Jealous Coronavirus, an animated music video and public service announcement from the Viet Nam Ministry of Health. Click on "CC" for English subtitles. The transcript has translations in 22 languages. It is based on Jealous, Vietnamese hit song from 2017 Update on 15.3.20 This Wikipedia article 2020 coronavirus pandemic in … Continue reading COVID-19 & Viet Nam

Viet Nam’s New DUI Law: Thank You, National Assembly!

Bạn trẻ uống bia tại một bữa tiệc - ẢNH: QUANG ĐỊNH (Photo courtesy of Tuoi Tre News) 1 January 2020 was the dawn of a new era in a society in which excessive drinking is considered to be a sign of masculinity and part of doing business. Before that auspicious day, Viet Nam was … Continue reading Viet Nam’s New DUI Law: Thank You, National Assembly!

Capstone Pleased to Be a Study in the USA Partner

Putting on my managing director's and co-founder's hats, I just wanted to say how much my staff and I enjoy working with the good folks at Study in the USA. I'm a great believer in honor by association and that's exactly what you'll see when you check out the list of Study in the USA … Continue reading Capstone Pleased to Be a Study in the USA Partner

Playing Geopolitical Whack-a-Mole: The Viet Nam Flag Issue Revisited

“The past is never dead. It's not even past." (from Requiem for a Nun by William Faulkner) Sadly, the "flag issue" is very much alive at many educational institutions, especially those with nearby Vietnamese immigrant communities. If you're intrigued by the title and/or introduction below, follow this link to read the article. I include advice … Continue reading Playing Geopolitical Whack-a-Mole: The Viet Nam Flag Issue Revisited