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Youth prefer freelancing, working from anywhere

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As technology is developing at a lightning speed, more and more young people want to give up their dedicated desks in offices and work from anywhere in the world.

Youth prefer freelancing, working from anywhere

Bui Anh Tuan’s parents were shocked when their son, a graduate from a prestigious university in the US, decided to give up his job at a foreign bank which brought a high income of thousands of dollars a month.

They was more surprised about Tuan’s new life: sleeping during the day and sitting in front of a laptop in the evening. Tuan also often goes to a café and sometimes forgets to return home for meals.

The young man is working as freelancer for a finance company in Singapore, with no dedicated office space and no co-workers. He enjoys the new job because he can organize his time himself and do whatever he wants from anywhere.

Freelancing is no longer an unfamiliar word to Vietnamese youth. More and more young people, especially Gen Z, have become freelancers as they can see a lot of advantages.

“If you are a freelancer, you can control your time and decide what you do in your time. You can work at night if you want. If you are an employee, you always have to turn up at the office on time,” Tuan said.

Another freelancer, Hanh Trang, who has a master’s degree in psychology, left a public university in Hanoi because she was tired of working for a state-owned organization.

In Vietnam, many women want a stable job and a family by around age 32. However, Trang doesn’t have these.

Her friends think Trang is “enjoying her unemployment” by traveling, because images posted on her Facebook page show her in Sa Pa on one day and Phu Quoc on another day.

But Trang is actually working as a freelancer.

“Freelancers have to change working styles all the time to adapt to different projects, companies and partners,” she explained.

“Freelancers have to have a lot of real-life experience and deep knowledge in their fields. I don’t know anyone who can become a good freelancer soon after they finish university,” she said.

In general, people can become freelancers only after spending a few years working for some companies, large and small, to accumulate experience. They have to have high quality products, reach a certain maturity in their career, and create good relationships.

According to Trang, freelancers need to have effective marketing strategy to promote their ‘brand’, as well as necessary skills, including presentation, negotiation and teamwork.

Life on the move

As technology is developing at a lightning speed, more and more young people want to give up their dedicated desks in offices and work from anywhere in the world.

What would you do if you were tired of your job one day and you found the city where you live boring and suffocating? This is the question that many young people have raised.

Some said they would return to home villages to breed fish and grow vegetables. Others said they would have “gap years” and spend time traveling. And many people would give up their current jobs and leave the cities with cameras in their backpacks.

Filming and creating videos and posting on the internet has become the choice of many young people because it can bring high income and also help them enjoy a mobile life.

Nhi Dang is a travel blogger well known in the netizen community. Six years ago, she quit her job to devote her time to fulfill her passions.

She initially was worried about her decision as she wondered if the income would be enough. She had to spend big money on tours, cameras and supporting devices.

But Nhi now believes that she made the right decision. After many tours, she has created inspiring tours shared on social networks and found a lot of job opportunities.

Pham Hoang Khai (Fahoka) quit his job after four years of working. He said the high pressure at work left him with no time for his passions – playing sports and music, and reading books.

After leaving the company, Khai spent his time traveling in other Asian countries to learn about their culture, religion and history. Writing blogs and articles for newspapers and journals, and trading products related to tourism brought money to fund his trips.

Dinh Hang is another well-known name among netizens. After graduating from the HCM City University of Social Sciences and Humanities’ Journalism and Communication Faculty, she took jobs as a reporter.

One day, she decided to travel and that led to becoming a travel blogger. 2015 marked an important milestone in her career when she published the book ‘Qua tre de chet – Hanh trinh nuoc My’ (Too young to die – the journey to America).

She said that there are hidden difficulties that few people know exist. The most difficult is to keep yourself away from an obsession about the number of views and likes. Many bloggers produce bad content just to have more views and likes. In 2019, dozens of bloggers became well known after posting their shocking videos, but they quickly fell into oblivion later. 

Duy Anh

Source: https://vietnamnet.vn/en/feature/youth-prefer-freelancing-working-from-anywhere-752291.html

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Ancient citadel to be renovated for $32 mln

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Ancient citadel to be renovated for $32 mln

A stonewall of the Ho Dynasty Citadel in Thanh Hoa is damaged. Photo by VnExpress/Le Hoang


Over VND745 billion ($32.7 million) will be spent to renovate the Ho Citadel in Thanh Hoa in the next four years, the provincial authorities stated.

The recently approved project to preserve, restore and renovate components of the citadel will require around VND300 billion from the north-central province’s budget. The rest will come from the central government’s budget and other sources.

The main investor of the project would be Thanh Hoa Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism. It is expected to last from 2022 to 2025.

Components chosen for restoration and renovation include a 9,000-square-meter archaeological exhibition site, a trench spanning 1,000 meters, internal traffic routes and other infrastructure.

Built in 1397 by Ho Dynasty as the capital of Dai Ngu, the country’s name from 1400 to 1407, the citadel served as a military stronghold and became a symbol of patriotism and national pride.

It is unique for its construction technique, which involved the use of large blocks of stone weighing 10-26 tons that were carefully shaped, interlocked and raised up by around 10 meters.

In 2011, the citadel was recognized by the UNESCO as a world heritage.

The north wall of the citadel has been significantly damaged due to impacts from storms and heavy rain.

In October 2018 the U.S. Ambassador Daniel Kritenbrink’s Fund for Cultural Preservation approved a $92,500 grant to conserve the south gate, the most important remaining structure in the citadel. The work was completed last year.

Source: https://e.vnexpress.net/news/news/ancient-citadel-to-be-renovated-for-32-mln-4375899.html

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3,373 new cases of COVID-19 reported on Saturday

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A hair salon in Hà Nội’s Trần Quang Diệu Street is quarantined after a hair stylist was confirmed to be infected with coronavirus today. People who had close contact with the patient have been quarantined. — VNA/ Photo Tuấn Đức

HÀ NỘI — The Ministry of Health announced 3,373 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, along with a further 77 COVID-related deaths. 

Among these new cases, 112 were imported and 3,361 were local transmissions. Of these, 1,332 were detected in the community.

The national tally now stands at 884,895, of which 880,149 are the result of the fourth wave of infections that swept the country since late April.

HCM City remained the locality with the highest number of infections of 749, a decrease of 456 cases compared to Friday’s figure. This was followed by Đồng Nai Province with 605 and Bình Dương Province with 517.

The capital city of Hà Nội recorded seven new cases.

The other cases were detected in An Giang (224), Tiền Giang (156), Bạc Liêu (130), Kiên Giang (97), Tây Ninh (90), Bình Thuận (81), Phú Thọ (75), Long An (68), Trà Vinh (58), Gia Lai (53), Cần Thơ (43), Cà Mau (40), Khánh Hòa (39), Bà Rịa – Vũng Tàu (38), Thừa Thiên Huế (34), Đồng Tháp (32), Hậu Giang (25), Nghệ An (23), Bình Phước (22), Thanh Hóa (18), Vĩnh Long (15), Quảng Nam (13), Quảng Ngãi (12), Bình Định (12), Kon Tum (11), Bến Tre (10), Phú Yên (8 ), Quảng Trị (7), Ninh Thuận (7), Thái Bình (6), Hà Giang (6), Hà Nam (5), Bắc Ninh (5), Lào Cai (5), Nam Định (3), Hải Phòng (2), Bắc Giang (2), Đà Nẵng (2), Ninh Bình (2), Đắk Nông (1), Hà Tĩnh (1), Quảng Ninh (1) and Tuyên Quang (1).

The 77 COVID-related deaths were in HCM City (42), Bình Dương (12), Đồng Nai (5), Long An (3), Sóc Trăng (3), Tiền Giang (2), An Giang (2), Ninh Thuận (2), Bình Phước (1), Đắk Nông (1), Cần Thơ (1), Trà Vinh (1), Bạc Liêu (1) and Thanh Hoá (1).

According to the Ministry of Health’s report, 2,977 patients nationwide are in serious condition, with 16 on life support (ECMO).

A further 1,338 patients were given the all-clear on Saturday, taking the total number of recoveries to 804,664.

HCM City’s Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control has announced a plan to vaccinate children aged between 12 and 17. About 780,000 children aged 12-17 in the city are expected to get a vaccination.

Almost 1.66 million vaccine doses were administered in Việt Nam on Saturday. The country has now inoculated 71.8 million doses of vaccine to date, with more than 20.7 million people fully vaccinated. —

Source: https://vietnamnews.vn/society/1064796/3373-new-cases-of-covid-19-reported-on-saturday.html

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COVID-19 updates in Việt Nam on October 23 afternoon

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From 5pm on October 22 to 5pm on October 23, on the National System of COVID-19 Case Management, 3,373 new infections were recorded, of which 12 were imported and 3,361 were recorded domestically (down 616 cases compared to the previous day) in 47 provinces and cities (with 1,332 cases in the community).

 

– Provinces and cities recorded cases as follows: HCM City (749), Đồng Nai (605), Bình Dương (517), An Giang (224), Tiền Giang (156), Bạc Liêu (130), Kiên Giang (97), Tây Ninh (90), Bình Thuận (81), Phú Thọ (75), Long An (68), Trà Vinh (58), Gia Lai (53), Cần Thơ (43), Cà Mau (40), Khánh Hòa (39), Bà Rịa – Vũng Tàu (38), Thừa Thiên Huế (34), Đồng Tháp (32), Hậu Giang (25), Nghệ An (23), Bình Phước (22), Thanh Hóa (18), Vĩnh Long (15), Quảng Nam (13), Quảng Ngãi (12), Bình Định (12), Kon Tum (11), Bến Tre (10), Phú Yên (8 ), Quảng Trị (7), Hà Nội (7), Ninh Thuận (7), Thái Bình (6), Hà Giang (6), Hà Nam (5), Bắc Ninh (5), Lào Cai (5), Nam Định (3), Hải Phòng (2), Bắc Giang (2), Đà Nẵng (2), Ninh Bình (2), Đắk Nông (1), Hà Tĩnh (1), Quảng Ninh (1), Tuyên Quang (1).

Source: https://vietnamnews.vn/society/1064785/covid-19-updates-in-viet-nam-on-october-23-afternoon.html

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