Pax Thien – from shy Vietnamese boy to strong, masculine man

Pax Thien – from shy Vietnamese boy to strong, masculine man

Pax Thien, the adopted son of stars Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie is all grown up, often seen hanging out with his mother.

Pax Thien (real name Pham Quang Sang) is the adopted Vietnamese son of ex-couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Pax was adopted in 2007 in Ho Chi Minh City and later this year, he will be 15 years old. After 12 years, the Vietnamese boy transformed from being malnourished, timid, and scared of the media to being a young man who is confident and masculine.

At birth, Pax was severely malnourished, with skin complications and frequent illness. Angelina gave her son the name Pax Thien, meaning “peaceful sky” with a desire for a better future for the Vietnamese boy.

The way back to America however was not smooth. Pax Thien became the target of kidnap for ransom with a $ 100 million threat. The sudden change of lifestyle also affected the psychology of Pax Thien and had to go to a psychiatric hospital with Brad Pitt.

In the early years to the US, Pax Thien is often shy and doesn’t talk too much. He is always seen clenching his arms in the photographs of the family walking together. After more than six months of living in a completely different world in the United States, Pax gradually adapted and became comfortable with his new family. The boy always demanded to be carried by his mother, Angelina, and occasionally show her childishness like crying in front of the crowd. 

Pax Thien, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's adopted Vietnamese child

The Hollywood parents revealed that their Vietnamese adoptive child has a hobby of cooking and helping them. Pax Thien is also allowed to learn Vietnamese to not forget his mother tongue along with other skills such as photography and painting. 

From a young age, Pax Thien has a strong, masculine style. He often wears shorts, simple T-shirts with sport shoes.

The actress has a lot of affection for his Vietnamese adoptive son and regularly takes him to important events. In 2018, during the Golden Globe Awards, Pax looks dapper in a suit matching her mother’s elegant dress on the red carpet. He’s also wearing a badge supporting the #TimesUp sexual harassment campaign.

Pax Thien, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's adopted Vietnamese child

The Vietnamese-born child is more attached to his mother than Brad Pitt. Pax Thien often accompanies her mother to attend big events. He regularly wears luxury suits and looks very mature now.

Pax Thien is often seen walking beside Angelina Jolie on the street, whether they went out to grab food or did some shopping. Each appearance, the boy looks brave as he carries his mother’s bag and very protective.

Like his brother Maddox, Pax is also involved in the production of  First They Killed My Father, a movie directed by Angelina Jolie. In addition, the 14-year-old has a special interest in music and enjoys playing DJs. He has also been encouraged by his mother to develop his artistic ability from a young age, enabling him to participate in activities related to film, music and photography.

Growing up, Pax got accustomed to being the focus of attention by the Paparazzi so he was able to develop a calm and confident demeanor when hunted by the press. Since Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt divorced, Pax Thien and Maddox became the supporters of their mother.

Even though Pax Thien’s parents are A-list actors, he still lives a normal life as he is usually spotted going out with friends just like any other teenager. 

Pax Thien, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's adopted Vietnamese child

 

Read more:

A breakdown of Vietnamese pop music
After a period of silence, the “lingerie queen” Ngoc Trinh is back!

 

A breakdown of Vietnamese pop music

A breakdown of Vietnamese pop music

Over the years, Vietnamese pop music has evolved and is slowly catching up to the global music trends of today. The country of Vietnam is full of talented singers and musicians known traditionally for their slow-heartwarming ballads. Like the rest of Asian Pop, the current local music scene is heavily influenced by western beats and the flourishing k-pop aesthetic but with their own unique twist to it. Here’s a list of Vietnamese pop music stars redefining the industry:

Son Tung M-TP

Vietnamese pop music Son Tung M-TP entertainment news

Son Tung M-TP is no doubt the biggest pop star in Vietnam as of late. He became the first Vietnamese artist to get a Gold Play Button – a recognition from Youtube for channels that surpassed one million subscribers. He is a trailblazer for the reinvention of Vietnamese pop music, often blending genres of hip-hop, R&B, and pop music. Song Tung M-TP is not only recognized by his revolutionary music style, but also his presence that is usually identified by his bad boy urban style.

MIN

Vietnamese pop music MIN entertainment news

MIN is originally a member of the popular dance group, St.319. She parted ways with them and started her own musical career. The style of her sound is very unique; it has an ethereal and dreamy vibe to it which is made possible by the sweet tone of her voice. Her music videos are very youth oriented, stylized by pops of color and dramatic story telling that is highly marketable to the hip crowd.

Mỹ Tâm

Vietnamese pop music Mỹ Tâm entertainment news

With a career spanning almost two decades, Mỹ Tâm is regarded as one of Vietnam’s most notable pop balladeers. Her songs are considered cult classics which gained her a fair share of international success. Her album Tâm 9, released in 2017, coincidentally reached number nine on Billboard’s World Album Chart. No doubt Mỹ Tâm’s career will continue to grow for another decade.

Soobin Hoàng Sơn

Vietnamese pop music Soobin Hoàng Sơn entertainment news

A new comer to Vietnamese pop music, Soobin Hoàng Sơn started garnering attention after the release of his music Phía Sau Một Cô Gái (Behind a Girl) in 2016. He had been in the underground scene for sometime before blowing up in mainstream music. Despite being new and at the top of his career right now, he still chose to allot some of his time to mentor up and coming artists on the side which gained him even more respect from the fans.

Hương Tràm

Vietnamese pop music Soobin Hoàng Sơn entertainment news

Hương Tràm was a product of a popular singing competition, The Voice of Vietnam. She won the first season back in 2012 and has since become a household name in the field of pop ballads, often singing about unrequited love. Her music video Em Gái Mưa, released in 2017, reached more than 100 million views making it one of the most viewed videos by a Vietnamese singer of that year.

 

Đọc thêm:

After a period of silence, the “lingerie queen” Ngoc Trinh is back!
Duong Thuy Linh crowned Mrs Worldwide 2018

 

Visit the little noodle shop featured in Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown

Visit the little noodle shop featured in Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown

Bún Chả Hương Liên was just an ordinary, small time noodle shop in Hanoi until it blew up after being featured in Anthony Bourdain’s CNN travel show, Parts Unknown, on April 2015. The show’s guest, former US President Barack Obama, made it twice as interesting. Of course viewers of Parts Unknown are already familiar with Bourdain’s adventurous and exotic taste, often exploring street food and go-to restaurants of the common local folks. But nobody imagined a foreign president to be able to casually dine and share a few cold Hanoi beers with Bourdain in Veitnam.

Bún Chả Hương Liên was like any other noodle shop in Vietnam’s capital – they have low plastic stools for seating, presence of cigarette smoke mixing with the smell of grilled meat, and cheap but delicious food. A month after the visit, Bún Chả Hương Liên would never be the same.

Bún Chả Hương Liên Anthony Bourdain and Barack Obama in Hanoi, Vietnam for Parts Unknown 2015

The hole-in-the wall restaurant only had 10 reviewers on TripAdvisor but is now reaching nearly 500 with mostly positive feedback. The Bún Chả, shared by Bourdain and Obama, obviously became their most sought after dish. It was eventually rebranded, marketing the dish as Bún Chả Obama and the entire meal set now predictably called the Combo Obama.

The easily missed, three-story establishment is now a cornerstone shop in Hanoi, offering authentic and delicious Northern Vietnamese cuisine at an affordable price. Drop by early or prepare to wait in line if you plan to visit Bún Chả Hương Liên as the place is now jam-packed most days with locals and tourists flocking the place.

Bún Chả Hương Liên Anthony Bourdain and Barack Obama in Hanoi, Vietnam for Parts Unknown 2015

(Also read: Sorrow at the Vietnamese noodle shop where Bourdain dined with Obama)

 

More articles:

A guide to Vietnamese culture
Top 5 Vietnamese dishes that are highly rated by foreigners

 

After a period of silence, the “lingerie queen” Ngoc Trinh is back!

After a period of silence, the “lingerie queen” Ngoc Trinh is back!

A series of clips recording the behind-the-scenes of Ngoc Trinh’s latest photo shoot is receiving a lot of attention from netizens. 

Always in pursuit of bold and sexy style, Ngoc Trinh definitely owns the title “lingerie queen.” The first time she set foot in the showbiz industry, she was met with a lot of criticism because of her seductive and daring look. In recent months however, Ngoc Trinh switched up her image and had a significant change in her style. She is showing lesser skin than before and looks impressive with a more feminine image. Gentle, but no less seductive.

But after a period of silence, Ngoc Trinh is now officially back showing her full set with a bold photo shoot. She attracted a lot of attention when she started posting behind-the-scenes footage of her latest shoot on her Instagram account.

 

 

 

After a brief period of change to young, feminine style, Ngoc Trinh  is back to show off her extremely hot and sexy body. As expected, she “burned the eyes” of her fans by revealing her attractive figure. According to her, she got interested in doing the shoot to preserve the “beauty of youth” before she turns 30. Here are pictures from the launch:

Hot girl Ngoc Trinh sexy asian girls viet lingerie model erotic photo shoot HappyLuke

Hot girl Ngoc Trinh sexy asian girls viet lingerie model erotic photo shoot HappyLuke

Hot girl Ngoc Trinh sexy asian girls viet lingerie model erotic photo shoot HappyLuke

Hot girl Ngoc Trinh sexy asian girls viet lingerie model erotic photo shoot HappyLuke

Hot girl Ngoc Trinh sexy asian girls viet lingerie model erotic photo shoot HappyLuke

Hot girl Ngoc Trinh sexy asian girls viet lingerie model erotic photo shoot HappyLuke

Hot girl Ngoc Trinh sexy asian girls viet lingerie model erotic photo shoot HappyLuke

Hot girl Ngoc Trinh sexy asian girls viet lingerie model erotic photo shoot HappyLuke

 

Đọc thêm:

Duong Thuy Linh crowned Mrs Worldwide 2018
Fans applaud model Phuong Mai’s pole dancing skills

 

Duong Thuy Linh crowned Mrs Worldwide 2018

Duong Thuy Linh crowned Mrs Worldwide 2018

The representative of Vietnam passed the other 24 candidates to win the highest position in the final night on 24/6.

Mrs Worldwide 2018 Finals took place in Singapore on June 24 with the participation of 25 contestants from countries all over the world. Representative of Vietnam, Miss Duong Thuy Linh, won the highly coveted crown and two additional titles: People’s Choice Award and Special Queen Award. First runner-up was represented by South Africa and the second runner-up was given to the representative of Russia.

Duong Thuy Linh crowned at Mrs Worldwide 2018 pageant

Duong Thuy Linh said she was happy to win the top spot at the pageant in the married genre. She devoted a lot of time and effort to make her country proud. “Before leaving, I said that I wanted to improve myself from the 2004 Miss Tourism International. At that time, I did not have much preparation, but last night I heard the name of Vietnam being called the winner. I am very happy, I am very proud to hold the national flag, “she said.

In the finale, Duong Thuy Linh and 24 contestants took part in the national competition and costumes. In the national costume, the Vietnamese beauty chose the white dress of designer Kenny Thai. The dress was inspired by the image of swan, a symbol of purity and beauty of a woman. Designer Kenny Thai used lace and mesh materials in combination with hand crafted techniques to create swan-like 3D images in the chest. In addition, the outer coat also has feathers attached to it which helped Duong Thuy Linh to look like a queen when stepping out on the stage. For the party dress, the Vietnamese representative wore Audrey Nguyen.

Duong Thuy Linh crowned at Mrs Worldwide 2018 pageant

After two performances, Duong Thuy Linh entered the top 10 final and the question and answer portion. She received the question “What makes a girl a woman?”. Duong Thuy Linh responded confidently in English. “A girl who becomes an adult woman is at her own responsibility and loving, caring for the people around her. Personally, I find myself becoming a mature woman when I was a mother seven years ago. That’s when I felt the unconditional love. And I know not every woman is lucky to have children and understand the complete happiness of bringing a little angel to this world. “

During the 4 days participating in Mrs Worldwide 2018 in Singapore and Malaysia, Duong Thuy Linh is one of the outstanding candidates in terms of appearance, foreign language ability as well as open personality and friendliness. The busy schedule gave her only 3 hours a day to sleep. In addition, the move between Singapore to Malaysia also made her quite tired. However, when she appeared in the finale on June 24, Duong Thuy Linh still retain her radiance, glowing beauty. Her father, son, and a lot of her friends flew to Singapore to support and cheer her up.

Duong Thuy Linh crowned at Mrs Worldwide 2018 pageant

 

Fans applaud model Phuong Mai’s pole dancing skills

Fans applaud model Phuong Mai’s pole dancing skills

Model Phuong Mai is known to lead large fashion shows, cultural exchanges, especially programs that require bilingual MCs.  She surprised a lot of fans when she posted a video of herself dancing on a pole.

Recently, MC Phuong Mai uploaded a clip on her personal page showing off her pole dancing skills. The MC excitedly said, “Oh my gosh, this is the first time I’ve done this kind of thing … It’s not perfect but I’m too proud to post it!”

The clip surprised many people and it received a lot of praise. Phuong Mai’s gracefulness and acrobatic skills on the pole can be compared to a professional dancer.

Phuong Mai said that from a very young age, she developed a passion of trying out different types of sports. She practiced swimming, martial arts, basketball, tennis, Muay Thai, and most recently, pole dancing. She says pole dancing helps her to be physically fit because it requires a lot of  muscular movements. This specific style of dance is physically demanding and Phuong Mai admitted that her body aches a lot, especially her arms and hands, after every performance. She almost quit dancing after an injury she had years ago but her constant training at the gym regained the confidence she needed to try the sport once again.

Phuong Mai also shared that when she first got interested with pole dancing, her parents prevented her from doing it because they found the style to be inappropriate. She was however, able to persuade them to agree to build a pole in the house to practice on.

You can find clips of Phuong Mai’s pole dancing skills on her instagram page.

Phuong Mai pole dancing

Phuong Mai pole dancing