Waiting for the Wind: A Short Film about Gay Men in Vietnam

January 15, 2014

Directed by Hieu Tran, founder of Friends Make Film in Vietnam, Waiting for the Wind depicts the lives of two young gay men living in Ho Chi Minh City, showcasing poignant messages about love, sex, HIV, and the challenges gay men face due to stigma and discrimination in Vietnam. The film delves into family support, sex work, and access to HIV services, aiming to catalyze frank discussions about the lives of gay men in a country where most people do not see homosexuality in a positive light.

 

Hieu Tran founded Friends Make Film in 2012, bringing together a local group of young gay men and straight allies who have the passion and commitment to make short films that tell stories of Vietnamese people, including the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. To make Waiting for the Wind, Hieu Tran worked with a dedicated crew of gay and straight allies to write the script, recruit the two main actors (one gay and one straight), produce the film, and release it online. Tran was motivated to write the script because he believes that gay men’s love, struggles, and experiences need to be discussed openly in Vietnam.

The film will be screened and discussed in public fora with stakeholders, policy makers, healthcare providers, and the community at large. Tran believes that Waiting for the Wind has the potential to raise awareness and generate important dialogues about the most salient issues in the lives of gay men in Vietnam. The online response to the film has been extremely positive, with the film accumulating over 23,000 hits on youtube in the first two months since its release.

G-Link and the Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF) supported the production of Waiting for the Wind as part of the Speaking Out Initiative in Vietnam. The Speaking Out Initiative is in its second year of implementation, with the mission to strengthen MSM advocacy and engagement at the local, national, and international level to end the HIV epidemic and promote MSM human rights with the Vietnamese HIV law and other social-political contexts. For more information on Speaking Out Vietnam visit: http://www.msmgf.org/index.cfm/id/346/Vietnam/

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Experience Authentic Vietnamese Cuisine with Rosedale Hotel & Suite Guangzhou

July 19, 2012

Rosedale Guangzhou hotel has invited chef from the Vietnamese city of Haiphong’s  Doson Resort Hotel to deliver authentic cuisine to its customers. Located on the fifth floor, Rosedale Guangzhou’s Sonata restaurant serves international cuisine. The Sonata serves a unique and carefully selected menu perfect for business luncheons, dinner parties, and more.

The Sonata at Rosedale Guangzhou ( has a special dining promotion. Customers can enjoy the genuine Vietnamese menu with seafood cold platter for 118 RMB per person at lunch, and 148 RMB per person during the dinner hours. That’s not all! The Sonata is offering an Early Bird Discount: 10 or more people can eat for $88 at lunch by purchasing a voucher or $108 per person for dinner. Don’t miss out on this real exotic fare and reserve today.

Rosedale  Guangzhou also has a special offer for their contract customers. Those who apply can receive a Deluxe Suite for 490 RMB only. This deal even includes buffet breakfast! Contract customers can apply with the housing reservation desk at Tel: (86 20) 84418888 ext 4196.

Rosedale Guangzhou has unrivaled service and style. Plan your next stay at Guangzhou to experience our authentic Vietnamese chef and outstanding amenities.

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Vietnam Comes to Beijing at Rosedale Hotel’s Restaurant

July 18, 2012

Looking for a dining experience of a lifetime? For a limited time, Rosedale Hotel & Suite  Beijing is offering “A Taste of Vietnam” in their Sonata Restaurant. Experience elegant dining and delicious flavours in the comfort of Beijing.

The Sonata Restaurant serves blend of continental, western, and Asian cuisine. Whether you get your meal buffet style or a la carte, the experience you will get is unrivaled. This western style restaurant has a calm ambiance while still remaining modern. You can even get a sneak peek of the restaurant online.

This summer, let Rosedale Beijing’s Sonata Restaurant thrill your taste buds. This authentic and exotic food comes straight from Vietnam. Your eyes will be enchanted by the bright summer colors of our dishes, and the taste will be even more exciting. Try delicacies like Pan-Fried Diced Beef with Lemon Pepper Sauce and Roasted Shrimp Gumbo with Sugarcane. Or give the Coconut Roasted Chicken or Saigon Fried Crisp Fish with Fish Sauce a try.

Rosedale Beijing’s A Taste of Vietnam is going fast! Be sure to make reservations for the meal of a lifetime before it ends on July 31, 2012. Call (86 10) 5960 2266 to book your dinner at the Sonata Restaurant .

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VinaCapital2009投資者會議在索菲特傳奇大都市酒店(Sofital Legend Metropole Hotel)舉行

February 26, 2010

葉倩女士(Mrs. Katherine Yip Geicke)出席了在河內索菲特傳奇大都市酒店(Sofital Legend Metropole Hotel)舉行的VinaCapital2009投資者會議。會議旨在預測越南未來幾年經濟形勢和投資機會。會議吸引了世界各地200多位投資者和商業精英的參加。

Mrs. Katherine Yip Geicke attended the Investors Conference VinaCapital 2009 which was held at Sofitel Legend Metropole in Hanoi. The purpose of the conference was introducing the foreign investors about Vietnam market and the investment opportunities in the coming up years. The conference attracted more than 200 foreign investors and business leaders to come.

叶倩女士(Mrs. Katherine Yip Geicke)出席了在河内索菲特传奇大都市酒店(Sofital Legend Metropole Hotel)举行的VinaCapital2009投资者会议。会议旨在预测越南未来几年经济形势和投资机会。会议吸引了世界各地200多位投资者和商业精英的参加。


VinaCaptial2009吸引了200多名商界人士

February 25, 2010

葉倩女士(Mrs. Katherine Yip Geicke)於10月25-27日出席了河內VinaCapital2009投資者會議,她是該集團的合夥創始人和行政顧問。這次會議在河內索菲特傳奇大都市酒店(Sofital Legend Metropole Hotel)舉行。VinaCapital吸引了200多名欲了解越南市場和尋找投資機會的外國投資者和商界領袖精英。據VinaCapital報道,越南很好的應對了經濟危機。越南度過了證券市場和政府貨幣的2次巨大挑戰,在2009年GDP上漲了5%。

Mrs. Katherine Yip Geicke attended the Investors Conference VinaCapital 2009 on Oct. 25-27, 2009 with a role as a co-founder and administrative counsellor. The conference was held at Sofitel Legend Metropole in Hanoi. VinaCapital gathered more than 200 foreign investors and business leaders who wanted to know about Vietnam market and the investment opportunities in the coming up years. According to VinaCapital, Vietnam faced the economic crisis very well. Vietnam overcame the two big challenges of the stock market and government currency and increased their GDP up to 5% in 2009.

叶倩女士(Mrs. Katherine Yip Geicke)于10月25-27日出席了河内VinaCapital2009投资者会议,她是该集团的合伙创始人和行政顾问。这次会议在河内索菲特传奇大都市酒店(Sofital Legend Metropole Hotel)举行。VinaCapital吸引了200多名欲了解越南市场和寻找投资机会的外国投资者和商界领袖精英。据VinaCapital报道,越南很好的应对了经济危机。越南度过了证券市场和政府货币的2次巨大挑战,在2009年GDP上涨了5%。


VinaCapital2009在河內召開

February 24, 2010

作為合夥創始人和行政顧問,葉倩女士(Mrs. Katherine Yip Geicke)於10月25-27日出席了河內VinaCapital2009投資者會議。這次會議吸引了200多名欲了解越南市場的外國投資者。會議發言者包括肯尼思•柯蒂斯教授(Kenneth Courtis),主題投資管理公司創始人,高盛集團前副主席,德意誌銀行經理 -—— 馬克•湯森先生,越南世邦魏理仕經理,以及,VinaCapital集團領導人。

With a role as a co-founder and administrative counsellor, Mrs. Katherine Yip Geicke attended the Investors Conference VinaCapital 2009 which was held on Oct. 25-27, 2009 in Hanoi. This conference attracted more than 200 foreign investors who wanted to know about Vietnam market. The speakers at the conference included Professor Kenneth Courtis, Themes Investment Management co-founder, former vice-president Goldman Sachs, the Deutsches Bank manager – Mr. Marc Townsend, the CB Richard Ellis manager in Vietnam, as well as, VinaCapital Group leaders.

作为合伙创始人和行政顾问,叶倩女士(Mrs. Katherine Yip Geicke)于10月25-27日出席了河内VinaCapital2009投资者会议。这次会议吸引了200多名欲了解越南市场的外国投资者。会议发言者包括肯尼思•柯蒂斯教授(Kenneth Courtis),主题投资管理公司创始人,高盛集团前副主席,德意志银行经理 -—— 马克•汤森先生,越南世邦魏理仕经理,以及,VinaCapital集团领导人。


葉倩女士(Mrs. Katherine Yip Geicke)出席VinaCapital2009投資者會議

February 23, 2010

2009年10月25日至 27日, 葉倩女士(Mrs. Katherine Yip Geicke)出席了在河內索菲特傳奇大都市酒店(Sofital Legend Metropole Hotel)舉行的越南資產管理公司VinaCapital2009投資者會議。會議迎來來自世界各地的200多位投資者。VinaCapital匯集了欲洞察越南未來幾年經濟形勢和投資機會的商業精英。

Oct. 25-27, 2009, Mrs. Katherine Yip Geicke attended the Investors Conference VinaCapital 2009 which was held at Sofital Legend Metropole Hotel in Hanoi. There were more than 200 investors from other countries also came to the conference. VinaCapital gathered business leaders who wanted to know about Vietnam economy and the investment opportunities in the coming up years.

2009年10月25日至 27日, 叶倩女士(Mrs. Katherine Yip Geicke)出席了在河内索菲特传奇大都市酒店(Sofital Legend Metropole Hotel)举行的越南资产管理公司VinaCapital2009投资者会议。会议迎来来自世界各地的200多位投资者。VinaCapital汇集了欲洞察越南未来几年经济形势和投资机会的商业精英。