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Actor Tuấn Trần. Photo danviet.vn

Emerging actor Tuấn Trần became popular after a leading role in Bố Già (Old Dad). The movie is an official nomination for the best movie at the 22nd Việt Nam National Film Festival which will take place from November 18 – 20 in Huế City, central province of Thừa Thiên Huế. 

Tuấn Trần spoke with online magazine Luxuo about his role. 

You were cast in both versions of Bố Già, movie and online drama. What are the biggest differences in the two versions? 

There are many differences. When actor-producer Trấn Thành started the movie version he told the film crew that he had to make a different version from the web drama.

My role in the movie version is a free and liberal YouTuber who is quite different from me in real life. I’m not talkative and I am not very outgoing. 

The best thing I got from the film was to work with Thành and film director Vũ Ngọc Đãng. They helped me bring out my best emotions for the role.

How did you prepare for the role in the movie? Was it more challenging than the web drama? 

In the movie, the leading role is an experienced and tough guy. His physical appearance is thinner and he has impulsive behaviour.

I had to lose nine kilograms within two months. Losing weight but also have muscle and not be bony. I have eat the correct food and exercise everyday. Meanwhile, Thành bought delicious food for everybody at the spot. 

The character has a complicated psychology. It means that to act the role I have to experience and know well about young men and their behaviour with their family, relatives and the people around them. 

The role in the movie version is the most difficult role that I have ever filmed. In the first days on set I was always stressed and anxious.

Do you think that the role is representative of the younger generation?

Like many young people in real life, the character in both versions loves his family but he finds it hard to verbally express love. 

When my father was still alive I could not say sweet words to him. I always forced my parents to understand me. I did not know when they were sad. But I always asked myself why they didn’t understand me. 

I think that the movie helps young people to realise the role and actual value of family. 

People say you were lucky to be cast in such a popular movie as Bố Già, what do you think?

I think that whatever you do, you need a bit of luck. At the beginning of my career, the audience did not remember my roles or know my name. When I co-worked with A-list actors I was mentioned as accompanying artist. My name was not remembered by audience. 

I asked myself why and I was sad and pressured because some opinions said my acting was not good. Frankly, it is true. At that time, I did not have any confidence. 

I changed my thinking and I began to make web drama productions by myself. Luckily, the productions trended well. But Bố Già web drama and movie makes me popular. 

There is a luck, but it is my efforts during the progress that I have tried to work better. I think that the main things I can do is work professionally and seriously. 

What the most important things did you gain from the success of the movie?

The success of the movie has a positive impact on my life and career. I had the chance to work with many talented artists. After filming Bố Già , I know more about people in my family and I want to spend more time with them. 

During the tour, there was one audience member I remember who after watching the movie got emotional and stood up to apologise to his mother, which he couldn’t do before. His mother was moved to tears at the show. 

Those moments are really precious to the movie team.

I received congratulations from my colleagues after the movie and positive feedback from the audience. I’m glad because my efforts were recorgnised and it encouraged me a lot. 

Source: https://vietnamnews.vn/life-style/1080947/actor-finds-success-in-both-movie-and-web-drama.html

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Vietnamese families spend big on Christmas decorations

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Vietnamese families are spending hundreds of millions of dong to decorate their houses for Christmas.

Nguyen Thu Hang, the owner of a company on Tran Binh Trong Street in District 5 which specializes in designing and decorating high-end events, shared that customers have already began placing orders to have their houses decorated for Christmas, which is still several weeks away.

“Families typically begin decorating for Christmas shortly after Halloween ends,” Hang said.

“We get many orders this time of year, but we can only work on two or three houses a day.”

Hang’s team offers a wide range of Christmas packages for its customers, with each costing anywhere from VND40-100 million.

Premium packages, fetching from VND70-100 million, include decorating the garden, main door, living room, banquet table, and Christmas tree.

Less expensive options, fetching VND40-50 million, only include the Christmas tree, staircase, and main door.

It takes two to three days to decorate each house.

For big contracts, pine trees are often imported from Denmark and are decorated with unique handcrafted items.

“Customers want a warm and joyful Christmas atmosphere to spend with their family, children, and friends,” Hang said.

“Christmas is a common time for students who are studying abroad to return home for winter vacation, so many families want to decorate their house to welcome them.”

One such company on Nguyen Thi Dinh Street in Thu Duc City offers Christmas decoration packages for VND8-45 million.  

All customers need to do is send a picture of the space they want to be decorated and the company sends back decoration suggestions.

“It takes us only one day to decorate because we have a professional and experienced team,” said P., an employee of the decoration company.

“We can do several projects a day, so customers don’t have to wait long.”

(US$1 = VND24,390)

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Ho Chi Minh City reveals big plans for New Year, Tet celebrations

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The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Culture and Sports announced earlier this week a plan including 19 cultural and entertainment events to welcome 2023 and celebrate Vietnam’s Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday.

The first event is the ‘Ho Chi Minh City – Our Home’ festival, which will take place in the Nguyen Hue pedestrian zone, on Le Loi Boulevard and at Bach Dang Wharf Park in District 1 from Friday to Sunday.

This fest is expected to attract participants from 23 cities around the world that have established relationships with Ho Chi Minh City.

It will also feature the first trumpet music festival in the city.

The southern metropolis will also host the Ho Chi Minh City International Music Festival and the second hot air balloon festive day in the Nguyen Hue pedestrian zone and Thu Thiem 2 Bridge Park in Thu Duc City from December 8 to 11.

The city will welcome the 2023 New Year with a countdown event on the night of December 31 in the Nguyen Hue pedestrian zone and on Le Duan Boulevard.

At 0:00 on January 1, 2023, there will be a 15-minute high-altitude fireworks show near the entrance of the Saigon River Tunnel.

Ho Chi Minh City’s first hot air balloon festive day is organized to celebrate Vietnam’s National Day, September 2, 2022. Photo: Huu Hanh / Tuoi Tre

Ho Chi Minh City’s first hot air balloon festive day is organized to celebrate Vietnam’s National Day, September 2, 2022. Photo: Huu Hanh / Tuoi Tre

Another major event celebrating Tet holiday, which will begin in the latter half of January, is the decoration of downtown streets and Nguyen Hue Flower Street, which is scheduled to open from 7:00 pm on January 19 to 9:00 pm on January 26 in the Nguyen Hue pedestrian zone.

The 2023 Lunar New Year’s book street festival will open at the same time on Mac Thi Buoi Street, Nguyen Hue Street, and Ngo Duc Ke Street.

Another 15-minute high-altitude fireworks show near the entrance of the Saigon River Tunnel is planned for 0:00 January 22, the first day of the 2023 Lunar New Year.

Other annual events such as the Spring Flower Festival and Tet flower markets are also scheduled.

The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Culture and Sports pledges to ensure public safety and vehicle parking convenience for visitors to these events.

Its plan is pending the approval of the municipal People’s Committee.

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Hanoians flock to Red River dyke for photos with white reeds

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The embankment along the Red River section in Long Bien District, Hanoi has turned poetic recently when the reed flowers bloomed all at once, attracting many people to come and take pictures.

Located near Co Linh Street, just on the opposite side of Gia Lam Heliport, the dyke slope is easy to recognize as the white reed flowers, which are about knee high, stand out on a green background of grass and stretch across a large space.

People take pictures at a white reed field on the embankment along the Red River section in Long Bien District, Hanoi, November 28, 2022. Photo: Doan Bach / Tuoi Tre

People take pictures at a white reed field on the embankment along the Red River section in Long Bien District, Hanoi, November 28, 2022. Photo: Doan Bach / Tuoi Tre

The scenery is poetic, idyllic like in the countryside and quickly emerges as an Instagrammable spot.

On weekends and even weekdays, the place is crowded as people flock to take pictures.

People take pictures at a white reed field on the embankment along the Red River section in Long Bien District, Hanoi, November 28, 2022. Photo: Doan Bach / Tuoi Tre

People take pictures at a white reed field on the embankment along the Red River section in Long Bien District, Hanoi, November 28, 2022. Photo: Doan Bach / Tuoi Tre

“I saw many friends taking pictures at this beautiful reed field on Facebook, so I wanted to stop by to take some, too,” said Mai Anh, a girl who traveled for ten kilometers from Cau Giay District to the dyke on Monday afternoon.

People take pictures at a white reed field on the embankment along the Red River section in Long Bien District, Hanoi, November 28, 2022. Photo: Doan Bach / Tuoi Tre

People take pictures at a white reed field on the embankment along the Red River section in Long Bien District, Hanoi, November 28, 2022. Photo: Doan Bach / Tuoi Tre

“I was quite surprised because today is the first day of the week, but the place is so crowded.”

The best time to take pictures with reeds is early morning and late afternoon, according to the visitors.

A woman poses for pictures at a white reed field on the embankment along the Red River section in Long Bien District, Hanoi, November 28, 2022. Photo: Huong Nguyen / Tuoi Tre

A woman poses for pictures at a white reed field on the embankment along the Red River section in Long Bien District, Hanoi, November 28, 2022. Photo: Huong Nguyen / Tuoi Tre

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