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This month resident counsellor Douglas Holwerda answers the question about dealing with ...
Jan 12, 2018
Quality children’s picture books, published by top Vietnamese publishing houses, used to be ...
Jan 12, 2018
As December approaches, some of us from northern climates may miss the changing of the seasons and
Dec 21, 2017
This month resident counsellor Douglas Holwerda answers the question about self comparison.  
Nov 21, 2017

This month resident counsellor Douglas Holwerda answers the question about dealing with depression.

Quality children’s picture books, published by top Vietnamese publishing houses, used to be renowned for their brilliant and vibrant illustrations, executed in watercolours by talented artists.

As December approaches, some of us from northern climates may miss the changing of the seasons and the anticipation of the coming holiday season.

This month resident counsellor Douglas Holwerda answers the question about self comparison.

To “kick the bucket” is still used as an English-language slang term meaning “to die”. Its origins can be traced back to medieval times when large animals were slaughtered suspended over buckets to catch their blood. Often, in its death throes, the beast would kick over the bucket with a dangling, convulsing leg.

One of the most commonly asked questions women ask me when starting a weight training routine: “Should I use free weights or machines?”

The gym can be intimidating for some women particularly if you are a novice still building up your confidence around working out in the gym and learning how to use all the equipment.

Thousands of urban interventions enliven our city streets. These include hundreds of street altars scattered throughout the city. Some are well-constructed structures like the one in the hem at 63 Pasteur Street, or the one at the bend in Huynh Thuc Khang just before it intersects Nam Ky Khoi Nghia.

Everyone has his or her favourite exercises when it comes to working out. When people do not achieve the results they want from their efforts in the gym, they need to look at what they are doing. The problem is that most of these people spend their precious workout time on exercises that are, generally speaking, a waste of time.

In Vietnam, certain blood groups are very rare. As all rhesus negative (Rh-) blood types are far less common in Asian populations than they are in Caucasians, blood banks in Ho Chi Minh City and all over Vietnam stock a very limited supply of them.

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