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Chúc Mừng Năm Mới 2012 – Year of the Dragon

chuc mung nam moi 2012 - chúc mừng năm mới 2012
chuc mung nam moi 2012 - chúc mừng năm mới 2012

Tết Nguyên Đán, more commonly known by its shortened name Tết or “Vietnamese Lunar New Year”, is the most important and popular holiday and festival in Vietnam. It is the Vietnamese New Year marking the arrival of spring based on the Chinese calendar, a lunisolar calendar. The name Tết Nguyên Đán is Sino-Vietnamese for Feast of the First Morning, derived from the Hán nôm characters 節元旦.
Tết is celebrated on the same day as Chinese New Year, though exceptions arise due to the one-hour time difference between Hanoi and Beijing resulting in the alternate calculation of the new moon. It takes place from the first day of the first month of the Lunar calendar (around late January or early February) until at least the third day. Many Vietnamese prepare for Tết by cooking special holiday foods and cleaning the house. There are a lot of customs practiced during Tết, such as visiting a person’s house on the first day of the new year (xông nhà), ancestral worshipping, wishing New Year’s greetings, giving lucky money to children and elderly people, and opening a shop.
Tết is also an occasion for pilgrims and family reunions. During Tết, Vietnamese visit their relatives and temples, forgetting about the troubles of the past year and hoping for a better upcoming year. They consider Tết to be the first day of spring and the festival is often called Hội xuân (spring festival).

Arnold Schwarzenegger secret son picture revealed

Arnold Schwarzenegger mistress secret son revealed real picture
Arnold Schwarzenegger mistress secret son revealed real picture

 

After Arnold Schwarzenegger ended his career as governor, he revealed a secret which is he fathered a son from another woman whom have work for him over 20 years or so, he admitted it and will work it out, his wife and children had no comments, but most likely divorce will happening following this event. Arnold scheduled for a new movie but that had been put on hold. CNN and other news media somehow blocked images of Arnold secret son, but I have the actual picture as you can see above, it took me a while to find it. The son and his mother appear to be great people, nice house, nice neighbor, nothing but good things from them, wondering why they’re hiding.

http://topics.cnn.com/topics/arnold_schwarzenegger?hpt=htopic

Vietnam travels 3 weeks so far in Vietnam

Greetings all,  I would like to share my 3 weeks experience so far in Vietnam. The last time I’ve been in Vietnam was in 2006. Since then 5 years later today, many things has changes and many things still remain the same. The changes that I see are:  1-The super highway or so call freeway of Vietnam like the one in Ho Chi Minh city (cao toc) it was incredibly just like the US higway freeway with multi leve bridges, exit and sign in English, smooth ride, no traffic, beautiful scenic view on both sides, 100km per hour or more. 2-Power appear to be more stable now, it doesn’t seems to get shut off once in a while anymore, the electricity here is 220Volts but most device will either use 110 or 220, it will take both, the wall plug is universal, you can hook up US plug into new Vietnam round plug, it will fit and work perfectly. 3-Motorcycle riders all required helmet which I think is a plus, but strange that kids don’t need helmet. 4-Government water are now available in many part of Vietnam, water consider to be safe, it went through multi-level filtration process like USA, however sometime water became weak for some reason, I can only guess due to many people are using it at the same time, don’t drink this water, it’s good probably for bathing, washing dishes, gardening, shower, laundry ect … buy bottled water for drinking or drink rain water collected safely in a clean dedicated tank. 5-TV cable over here are cheap and has tons of channels, including HBO, ESPN, Discovery, NATGEO, and a bunch more for less than $5 (USD) a month. 6-ADSL internet pretty good, not as fast as USA, but fast if you surf sites in Vietnam like yahoo.com.vn or google.com.vn ….

Things that remained the same in Vietnam are: 1-There are still corruption, if you want things to done quick, give them extra money, this include the local Police they’re the worst, when something happen like fighting among trouble maker most police afraid to get involve, they wait until fighting is over then making their move. 2-Some cities collected toll for new road development for many years but new road still hasn’t started or completed yet, causing a ton of traffics bottle neck. 3-Emission or smog control appears to be not in control at all, the dust from the cities like Ho Chi Minh city are black dust not the mud dust, the black dust appears to be from engine emission, very dirty, when I blow my nose I can see black dust particles verus the mud dust particles, wear mask when you can although I heard it’s very uncomfortable can’t barely breath, however when you’re outside the city, it’s better, lots of fresh air and beautiful too. 4-Transportation are widely available from Xe Om to taxi and buses, some tour car van as well very cheap due to many competition, but be careful if they know you’re a foreigner they might play game with you milk as many dollars as they can with the ride, some pretend taxi car ride even have some kind of weapons under their seats to rob you as well, so be extra careful when you’re out and about. 5-Sidewalk selling or so call “ban hang rong” becareful, items they’re selling probably cost very little and they tried to sell you at a price many times higher, for example an old man tried to sell me a book, he said there’s a price on the book 90,000VND I said no thanks, then he lower to 80, 70, 60, then 50, I still said no, then he lowered down to 20,000, I didn’t buy it because the Security Guard of the Hotel came out and kick that guy out of the premises, I feel sorry for that old man, … man security guard over are tough, they yelled and use physical force, not like some US security guard are pretty skinny with a walkie talkie walking around for show.

Overall I think my trip has been a good one, I traveled from Tan Son Nhat to Tan Binh, to Go Cong, to Da Lat, Nha Trang, Vung Tau, Ba Ria, Bao Loc, Cuu Chi, and all over Saigon Ho Chi Minh City, quite an experience, very hot humid weather, sometime on taxi, on Xe Om, bus, and Van, I even crossed the Mekong river on a big ferry boat. So far so good, the food are great if you have relatives going with you which they know where to eat and what to order. Drink bottled water, smell your food first before intake, stay away from raw uncook vegetables when you can or at least know it’s clean before eating it. I have visited many relatives so far, and they’re doing well, not too many family have many childrens anymore, 1 or 2 the most. More homes are being builted, lands are getting smaller. The rich are getting richer, the poor are getting poorer.

Is your diet healthy? you said it is, is it?

Americans Say Their Diet Is Healthy, but Is It?
Close to 90% of Americans say they eat a healthy diet, but their penchant for sugary foods and drinks suggests otherwise. read more

Bridget Moynahan Speaks Her Mind
Bridget Moynahan — the former model and now busy actress — talks about her love of exercise, healthy food, and her role as a DA in the new series Blue Bloods. read more

The Deadliest Diets
Older adults whose eating patterns center around high-fat dairy foods or sweets and desserts have a 40% higher 10-year death rate than those who mainly eat healthy foods.

Kids Sweet on Caffeine, Mainly Soda
Three-quarters of children aged 5 to 12 consume caffeine, and this habit may be keeping them up at night, according to a new study.

If you’re physically fit your risk of a colds are much lower

Being Physically Fit May Cut Risk of Colds
Study Shows Physical Activity Can Lead to Fewer Colds During Fall and Winter

Nov. 1, 2010 — People who are physically fit and active catch fewer colds, and the colds they do get are milder.

That’s the takeaway message of a new study by a team of scientists who examined Proform Elliptical Reviews from 2016 and 12 weeks worth of data on 1,002 adults, aged 18 to 85, who reported on their perceived fitness and their lifestyle and dietary habits.
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Happy Tet Trung Thu 2010 (Lunar New Year)

In Vietnam, Têt-Trung-Thu (tet-troong-thoo) or the Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the most popular family holidays. It is held on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month.

Vietnamese families plan their activities around their children on this special day. In a Vietnamese folklore, parents were working so hard to prepare for the harvest that they left the children playing by themselves. To make up for lost time, parents would use the Mid-Autumn festival as an opportunity to show their love and appreciation for their children.

Illegal immigrants working vs. legal workers all in the United States for you/your family/friends to think about …

Joe Legal works in construction, has a Social Security Number and makes $25.00 per hour with taxes deducted.
Jose Illegal also works in construction, has NO Social Security Number, and gets paid $15.00 cash “under the table”.
Ready? Now pay attention…
Joe Legal: $25.00 per hour x 40 hours = $1000.00 per week, or $52,000.00 per year. Now take 30% away for state and federal tax; Joe Legal now has $31,231.00.
Jose Illegal: $15.00 per hour x 40 hours = $600.00 per week, $31,200.00 per year. Jose Illegal pays no taxes. Jose Illegal now has $31,200.00.
Joe Legal pays medical and dental insurance with limited coverage for his family at $600.00 per month, or $7,200.00 per year. Joe Legal now has $24,031.00.
Jose Illegal has full medical and dental coverage through the state and local clinics at a cost of $0.00 per year. Jose Illegal still has $31,200.00.
Joe Legal makes too much money and is not eligible for food stamps or welfare. Joe Legal pays $500.00 per month for food, or $6,000.00 per year.. Joe Legal now has $18,031.00.
Jose Illegal has no documented income and is eligible for food stamps and welfare. Jose Illegal still has $31,200.00.
Joe Legal pays rent of $1,200.00 per month, or $14,400.00 per year. Joe Legal now has $9,631 .00.
Jose Illegal receives a $500.00 per month federal rent subsidy. Jose Illegal pays out that $500.00 per month, or $6,000.00 per year. Jose Illegal still has $ 31,200.00.
Jose Illegal receives a $280.00 per family member/ month federal CASHAID for four family members . Jose Illegal has $ 43,200.00.
Joe Legal pays $200.00 per month, or $2,400.00 for insurance. Joe Legal now has $7,231.00.
Jose Illegal says, “We don’t need no stinkin’ insurance!” and still has $ 43,200.00.
Joe Legal has to make his $7,231.00 stretch to pay utilities, gasoline, etc.
Jose Illegal has to make his $ 43,200.00. stretch to pay utilities, gasoline, and what he sends out of the country every month..”actually Jose illegal doesn’t pay for most utilities in many states as he gets county assistance to pay the bills and his late fees”
Joe Legal now works overtime on Saturdays or gets a part time job after work. “and pays a higher tax rate if he earns above a certain amount”
Jose Illegal has nights and weekends off to enjoy with his family.
Joe Legal’s and Jose Illegal’s children both attend the same school. Joe Legal pays for his children’s lunches while Jose Illegal’s children get a government sponsored lunch. Jose Illegal’s children have an after school ESL program. Joe Legal’s children go home.
Joe Legal and Jose Illegal both enjoy the same police and fire services, but Joe paid for them and Jose did not pay.
Do you get it, now?

College savings for everyone

There are many choices out there for college savings, the most popular ones are the Education IRA and 529 Plan. For children life insurance, look into Gerber Life, it’s not just life insurance, it has cash value and if you keep paying the premiums after certain amount of years, that premium became cash value and so on, to get more information visit gerberlife.com or check out reviews videos from other click on read more.
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3 healthy tips for you health April 2010

Vietnamese singers artist spouse husand wife children pictures

Have you ever wonder who is your favorite Vietnamese  singers spouse and children are? what their wife or husband or children look like or just want to view their pictures? Take a look at this link below.

http://vietsingers.musicflu.com/vietnamese-singers-spouse/

US withdraw troops from Iraq

The first troops withdrawal from Iraq started, US left Baghdad city, and more will be leaving cities and town and Baghdad. This has many impact but the US leader deliver what promised. http://www.contracostatimes.com/california/ci_12729927

Michael Jackson net work about $290 Million, I wonder how much his debts are? Even more complicated situation, all his childrens are not his biological childrens. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/michael-jackson/5706071/Michael-Jackson-not-biological-father-of-his-children.html

Take your car keys to bed with you

I came across very helpful tips and it will work to protect you and your love one at home or anywhere, read below.

What to take to bed with you – not a joke. Pretty neat idea. Never thought of it before. Put your car keys beside your bed at night.

Assuming that you have a vehicle that has a remote controlled alarm system. Tell your spouse, your children, your neighbors, your parents, the Dr’s office, the check-out girl at the market, everyone you run across. Put your car keys beside your bed at night.

If you hear a noise outside your home or someone trying to get in your house, just press the panic button for your car. The alarm will be set off, and the horn will continue to sound until either you turn it off, or the car battery dies.

This tip came from a neighborhood watch coordinator. Next time you come home for the night and start to put your keys away, think of this:

It’s a security alarm system that you probably already have and requires no installation. Test it. It will go off from most everywhere inside your house and will keep honking until your battery runs down or until you reset it with the button on the key fob chain.

It works if you park in your driveway or garage. If your car alarm goes off when someone is trying to break into your house, odds are the burglar, or rapist won’t stick around. After a few seconds,…. all the neighbors will be looking out their windows to see who is out there,…… and sure enough the criminal won’t want that.

And remember to carry your keys while walking to your car in a parking lot. The alarm can work the same way there. This is something that should really be shared with everyone. Maybe it could save a life or a sexual abuse crime.

P.S. I am sending this to everyone I know, because, I think it’s fantastic. It Would also be useful for any emergency, such as a heart attack, where you can’t reach a phone.

My Mom has suggested to my Dad that he carry his car keys with him in case he falls outside, and she doesn’t hear him.. He can activate the car alarm and then she’ll know there’s a problem.

Please pass this on, even IF you’ve read it before. It’s a good reminder;