Thursday, 07/04/2011 09:36

Local lady enters Asian Model Search

SINGAPORE — Runner-up in Viet Nam's Next Top Model contest Tuyet Lan has entered the Asian Model Search contest in Singapore.

Contestants from many countries and territories such as Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea and India are taking part in the contest organised by Her World magazine.

Besides the final of the Orchard Fashion Runway Show tomorrow, Tuyet Lan will take part in other activities, including a foreign press conference and photography session.

The contest will continue until Saturday.

National Phu Day Festival begins

NAM DINH — The Phu Day Festival has begun with traditional ceremonies, plus artistic activities and unique national games including singing, human chess, wrestling and dragon and lion dancing.

One of the five biggest national festivals, the Phu Day Festival at Nam Dinh Province's Vu Ban District expresses spiritual life and the Holy Mother worship custom. It contributes to preserving and promoting Vietnamese spiritual cultural values.

The Phu Day Festival will end on Sunday.

Foreign artists exhibit installations

HUE CITY — Two foreign artists are displaying their collaborative installation works at an exhibition in Hue.

Frenchwoman Kristine McCarroll and Australia's Levitus Geoff have done paintings and other works with silk, a traditional Vietnamese material.

The exhibition is on at 15 Le Loi Street and will run through Sunday.

Satirical comic book hits shelves

HCM CITY — The third comic book Giong To (Storm) adapted from the novel of the same name by late writer Vu Trong Phung, and published by Phan Thi Company, has been put on sale in HCM City.

Storm satirises the lifestyle of Viet Nam's wealthy people in the late 1930's when the country was under French domination.

Phung's Storm, which contains 30 chapters, will be published in six comic books. The first two books distributed early this year have received a warm welcome from young readers.

Phung, from the northern province of Hung Yen, was one of Viet Nam's well-known writers in the 20th century. He died of tuberculosis at 27.

Phan Thi Co, which brings Vietnamese literary masterpieces closer to young readers, published comic adaptations of the novels Chi Pheo by Nam Cao and Tat Den (Lights Off) by Ngo Tat To last year.

Vietnamese on Mrs America jury

HA NOI — Doan Thi Kim Hong will be the first Vietnamese jury member in the final show of the Mrs America Pageant 2011 to be held next Thursday.

Hong won the title of Mrs Congeniality at Mrs World 2005 and sat on the jury at Mrs World 2008. She was a member of the organisation board of Mrs World 2009, which took place in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau.

Hong said she would try her best to introduce the images of Viet Nam and its people to Americans and the world.

This year, the 35th Mrs America Pageant is being held at Greenbrier Resort in western Virginia. Fifty-one women aged from 20-50 will represent their states in the contest. — VNS

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