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Black, brown, bitter and sweet – that’s what coffee is all about. The beautiful color of a cup of black coffee, also the brown is mixed between black coffee and condensed milk. All of them create the special flavors of this unique drink and coffee is also the strongest spiritual connection that appears from the corners of the sidewalk to the luxury shops. Coffee appeared in Vietnam in 1857 and became popular all around Vietnam over the time. 

Saigon – a city that always wakes up before dawn. Everyone starts their new day while the sun is still hidden behind the tall buildings. As a habit for many generations, “a cup of coffee” in the morning is an indispensable part of who lives here. In Saigon, coffee They use coffee as an energetic drink in the morning and in different styles. These different styles are the ways people enjoy the coffee or the ways to make coffee such as by a racket or fin, et. All of these things gradually became an old beautiful coffee culture of Saigon – Ho Chi Minh city.  In this Talkie Jolly meeting organized by Saigon Corners, participants explored the 2 most special types of coffee here in Saigon.

“Bet coffee”, no one knows when it originated, it’s simply buying a cup of coffee on the sidewalk, then spreading a small tarpaulin on the ground and sitting down. But somehow it has always been likened to an inseparable cultural feature of Saigon. 

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In any culture, there are always do’s or don’ts, and in a place with a long-standing culture with many customs and rituals… like Vietnam, it is certain that taboos are one of the characteristics of Vietnamese people. This 2nd online event of Talkie Jolly – Tourism English Club with the topic “Taboos” had expressed the quintessence of Vietnamese culture through seemingly simple things but were actually taboos. With the number of participants up to 100 people, the event succeeded in bringing memorable experiences to participants through interesting guest speaking session with games and more importantly, the endless vibrant debate session with prizes up to 1 million VND.

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Talkie Jolly Tourism English Club with the theme “Saigon – The melting pot” on 17th of July 2021 is an online meeting through Zoompro due to Covid 19 which helps participants to understand more about the cultural characteristics of Saigon – Ho Chi Minh City. The specification of the city is covered through the humorous talk of a top professional guide. Many entertainment activities and direct exchanges with students living and studying in New Zealand during the meeting!

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It is rare to hear an old man passionately talk about the Vietnamese Ao Dai, images like slow-motion film appearing before my eyes through the story of my grandfather. Living from the 40s to the present, he has witnessed many changes in the Ao Dai over the decades. Designer Si Hoang said: “Ao dai is beautiful, attractive, expressed by the character of a woman, discreetly beautiful, gentle, thoughtful, and ethical. This is one of the few traditional costumes that meet the requirements of the new era while maintaining the national identity. Always a symbol of gentle, loving beauty, like attracting all the eyes of people on the street. Talking about the history of Ao Dai, to this day, no one has been able to confirm or clearly write down the history and origin. There is a document that on the Ngoc Lu bronze drum appeared the image of a woman with split dress. Happily, despite going through a long time, many variations appeared, but the Vietnamese Ao Dai still retains the inherent essence of the costume with two split dresses. According to legend, Hai Ba Trung wore ao dai with two golden armor plates and splendid jewelry when riding an elephant to fight against the Han army. It is also said that out of respect for the Hai Ba, Vietnamese women avoid wearing two-piece robes and instead wear a four-part dress with four bodies representing four births (of the couple). Until the reign of King Gia Long (1802-1819), the four-dress Ao Dai was changed to a five-piece shirt, at this time the shirt has a small body symbolizing the wearer. In 1884, when the French received the right to rule from the Hue court, Western culture began to enter Vietnam and brought many changes with the Ao Dai. From here, the Ao Dai steps through another page of history and reveals many shapes of the Ao Dai today.

Attend a talk with guest Nguyen Hong Tan at Tourism English Club to hear him talk about the history of the formation of the Ao Dai, share more interesting stories as well as the role of the Ao Dai. Vietnam in each historical period!

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𝗧𝗮𝗹𝗸𝗶𝗲 𝗝𝗼𝗹𝗹𝘆 – 𝗧𝗼 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗴𝘂𝗮𝗴𝗲 𝗶𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗽𝗼𝘀𝘀𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗮 𝘀𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗱 𝘀𝗼𝘂𝗹

Talkie Jolly creates an environment where you can confidently express your English at any level because you will always have a companion, a place to add more travel knowledge for you, and also create opportunities for you to expand your relationship.

Talkie Jolly Club is pleased to welcome Mr. Nguyen Hong Tan as an English speaker. Through the story, Mr. Tan will help us understand more about activities and culture on Tet holiday, help you strengthen your vocabulary and feel more confident to speak and pronounce English!