This month's issue of Oi Vietnam represents the first time the magazine has examined the literary sphere. Foreigners living in Vietnam are often mystified by local writing culture – there are almost no well-known Vietnamese writers who have found fame overseas. One of our writing bureau's intentions is to bring more literature across the language divide. This is also the first time we've been able to showcase Metro Writers in our sister publication. It's the official launch o
When my father passed away in 2010, he was about halfway through writing a memoir. I found the fragments on his old, failing PC hard drive, which miraculously survived just long enough for me to copy the files before it too blinked out of existence. Ironically, the documents concerned his attempts to deal with the death of his own father in the early 70s, and told the story of a trip he’d made to the Greek islands to claim a small plot of land that Granddad had left behind. I
Lindsay Lohan is in the process of a writing a book. The Mean Girls actress, who turns 30 on Saturday, has decided now's the time for her pen a memoir as she's come to a point in her life where she feels comfortable in sharing aspects about her often troubled personal life.
Though details about the book are scarce, Lindsay told Vanity Fair that the work would include stories about her own experiences as well as give advice on "how to overcome obstacles".
She didn't specif
Think for a moment about the billions of lives that were lived before ours – the lives of our people, the lives of our ancestors, each of them unique, each of them the story of one human soul set against the backdrop of a certain time and a certain place. Each of those people once looked out at the world just as we do now, they breathed as we do, thought as we do, hoped as we do; and they died, just as we too will one day pass into history. The things they did influenced our
If you’ve ever thought about the future, you may wonder what things will be like after you’ve gone and whether or not you’ll be remembered. Perhaps you’ve led an ordinary life, or perhaps you’ve achieved extraordinary things—but regardless of how you’ve lived, one thing’s for certain: almost everything you’ve lived for will one day be forgotten, and after a century from now, it’s unlikely that even your descendants will know much more about you than your name.