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TALKIE JOLLY – SAIGON THE MELTING POT

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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TALKIE JOLLY – AO DAI

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: โ€œAo 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 dress. 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 – TET TALK

๐—ง๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—ฒ ๐—๐—ผ๐—น๐—น๐˜† – ๐—ง๐—ผ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ด๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€ ๐—ฎ ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜€๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—น

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!

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Contest “My hometown’s story”

Surely many times we, who live on a planet with over seven billion people, have encountered images carrying an interesting life story or experienced a story of ourselves with remarkable personalities, or is it a story of love, sharing, effort, and happiness?

๐’๐š๐ข๐ ๐จ๐ง ๐‚๐จ๐ซ๐ง๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ would love to hear from you about the true stories of each land, your hometown or your city through beautiful pictures or a clip introducing those experiences. These stories will help us better understand the country and people from everywhere, spread warmth and love.

Moreover, those ones contribute to bringing optimism to encourage the country and the world to soon overcome the Covid-19 pandemic. You might have a chance to win these very attractive prizes. Please join the contest, share to spread the beautiful and meaningful stories! ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ

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Contest “๐—ฌ๐—จ๐— ๐— ๐—ฌ! ๐—ข๐—จ๐—ฅ ๐—ฉ๐—œ๐—˜๐—ง๐—ก๐—”๐—  ๐—™๐—ข๐—ข๐——”

Vietnam is a country famous for its cuisine. Vietnamese cuisine is not only diverse in types, clearly showing the culture of the region, but also delicious and good for health. On the occasion of Tet, Saigon Corners offers an interesting game called “review dishes and regional cuisine” as this is the time when “delicious food gathers” for family and friends reunion to enjoy traditional dishes and countless other delicious dishes! This is also a contest with attractive prizes called “Golden Buffalo red envelopes” at the beginning of the Lunar New Year of the Ox! .

Link: https://www.facebook.com/saigoncorners.org/posts/899164677292105

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Contest “Love Vietnam through music”

Contest “Love Vietnam through music”

A meaningful and much-awaited contest has been organized.ย 

For the purpose of “traveling through pictures and music” (Digital Tourism) to bring relaxation and optimism to everyone, to help promote Vietnam’s tourism during the temporary raging epidemic in 2020.

Link:

https://www.facebook.com/saigoncorners.org/posts/769878416887399

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History of Vietnamese – Japanese diplomacy and their culture exchange

Saigon Corners is organizing an immensely intriguing event to help students and the public to have a closer insight into the unique beauty of 2 different cultures via an event called โ€œHistory of Vietnamese – Japanese diplomacy and their culture exchangeโ€, at Ho Chi Minh Book Street on 27th June 2020. The interesting thing is photo exhibitions, miniatures, costume performances, tea ceremony, cultural talk, ancient singing and even performance. Thereby, the unique but similar cultural features of the two countries are revealed. This is an event cooperated with the Southern Culture Research and Honor Club.ย 

  • Miniatures on the idea of the cultural symbols of the two countries Vietnam – Japan: stylish wooden clogs of the two countries, paper cranes on bamboo branches, Vietnamese conical hats and Japanese conical hats.ย 
  • Main stage with cultural talkย 
  • Performance of the two traditional costumes: KIMONO and AO DAI by Saigon Corners members on Japanese Koto music and 16-chord zither by Artist Hai Phuong; tea ceremony of the two countries and the specific “Princess Ngoc Hoa” classical opera.
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ANOTHER VIEW OF SAIGON

How did our city develop after being independent?

The adjective words such asย  โ€œextravagantโ€ and โ€œgorgeousโ€ are not easily bound with the history of this area. Everything in the world will be changed if we choose different angles to evaluate the aspects of them. The same as Saigon, the small alleys, and the bustle streets will bring you different beauties from another angle. Let’s take a look at this lovely city from high above, shall we?

Saigon from above makes you feel magnificent, doesn’t it? The city still retains nostalgia, majesty, and romantic style. That preserves the traditional beauty of the city named Ho president for many generations. Besides, it was also adorned by many new, fresh, and dynamic colors of development in the time of economic integration.

Looking at the panorama of Saigon, we couldnโ€™t deny the contribution of our ancestors because they had designed a charming Saigon which we couldnโ€™t stop contemplating. The ancient features still remain within the present modernity. That is the reason why we are moved when looking at this city, donโ€™t you agree?

Feel free to share with us about the time that you have the chance to see Saigon – Ho Chi Minh city from above. We have a lot of things to share, donโ€™t we?

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Link: https://www.facebook.com/saigoncorners.org/posts/701446050397303

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SAIGON IN THE PAST AND PRESENT

Sai Gon – The city of dynamism, everyday change in diversity, making domestic and foreign tourists want to visit to admire the beauty and learn the development history of the place known as โ€œThe Pearl of the Farmer Eastโ€ of this Asia.

Through many historical periods, the old Saigon, now known as Ho Chi Minh City has gradually become the busiest commercial center in the country for more than 300 years of development. But somewhere on streets, roads, works, … still retain poetic scenes that many people feel proud and cherished.

Unlike “Love at first sight”, only when you have known about Sai Gon can you fall in love with it. ๐Ÿง๐Ÿง

Link: https://www.facebook.com/saigoncorners.org/posts/948035632405009

Photo: Internet

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RAINY SEASON IN SAIGON

When does someone tell me what’s toughest to imagine?

In Saigon, I’ll respond to the rains.

It’s such really weird rain here! Often it looked like a 17-year-old girl, as it rushed-she was having trouble being spoiled. The rain here is oddly close to the pace of life: hurry and panic. Sometimes, we lose the opportunity to feel the thunder, and then, as the rainy season arrives, our hearts turn hawkish.

The rain in this town often suddenly calms the heat of life. Quickly the light “fence” fills the noise of noisy motor vehicles.ย 

Sometimes the rain came only briefly to refresh the city’s heat and quickly rushed away like leaving some water on busy people’s shirts, which were briefly sunny. Crop out. Spread out. Crop out. Then there was a day when the girls were counting the rain, and there was the rain, the rain and the rain endless. Then there was a dayโ€ฆ

Link https://www.facebook.com/saigoncorners.org/posts/733340893874485