Year of the Tiger 2010

February 15, 2010

As the Lunar Year of the Tiger 2010 approaches, team Vietlish wishes you a successful year full of Good Health, Good Luck and Prosperity. Trước thềm năm mới, mừng Xuân Canh Dần 2010 nhóm Vietlish xin kính chúc tất cả quý vị và các bạn một năm mới vạn sự như ý.

Joseph Hieu Dinh & Maria Tran

Vietlish’s: MR. & MRS. APPLE (Tao Ong Tao Ba) will be a major feature at the live televised City of Sydney Chinese New Year’s TWILIGHT PARADE: Sunday 21 February 2010. Begins 7pm at George Street all the way to Darling Harbour. The Vietlish ‘Apples’ (as featured on USA Talkshow ‘Kristine Sa Show’ on VHN-TV & VAN-TV) are traditional quirky and witted kitchen-messenger gods whose role is to relay to ‘Heaven’ on the household year’s events.

A special thank you to the kind New Year wishes from our friends:

“Chúc năm mới của Joseph An Khang Thịnh Vượng, Vạn Sự Như Ý & Phú Qúi Phát Tài.. “ (Bang Kieu, Paris By Night)

“Nam moi em chuc anh Hieu tien vo day tui, Tinh vao day tim, suc khoe day nang luong (energy).” (Toc Tien, Paris By Night)

“Chúc Mừng Năm Mới đến Hiếu nhé Hiếu :)” (Don Ho, Paris By Night)

Than ai chuc Nhom Vietlish Media duoc nhieu suc khoe va may man(Ms Bich Thuy & Nguon Song Choir)

You both look so cute! Nhan dip nam moi, Canh Dan, chuc 2 ban luon vui ve & thanh dat.” (Fairfield Councillor Nhan Tran)

“Chuc Joseph and Maria nam moi lam an phat tai.. Vietlish, cang ngay, cang vung manh! Va quan trong tren het la Suc Khoe!”

(Tri Vo & Mylinh Dinh)

“Cha chuc mung nam moi Hieu, Vietlish va gia dinh duoc tran day hong an Chua”
(Rev. Paul Van Chi)

“OMG!!! I love Mr and Mrs Apple. xx” (Mouna Zaylah – Information & Cultural Exchange)

Fairfield Advance: BEAUTIES ON PARADE

February 14, 2010
Fairfield Advance – February 10, 2010
Some of the entrants in this year’s Miss Viet Oz competition

The search is on…

THE Vietnamese community is looking for the next Jennifer Hawkins.

Twenty girls will be competing for the Miss Viet Oz crown on April 2 at Mounties, and hosted by Vietlish’s Joseph Hieu Dinh.

They will get some practice this Sunday with a fashion parade of traditional Vietnamese dresses in Cabramatta’s Freedom Plaza at 1.45pm as part of the Lunar New Year celebrations.

The pageant is open to women aged 17 to 27, with a Vietnamese background living in Australia.

On top of the formal and swimwear categories, the top five girls will have to answer questions from the judges.

The finalist are all in the running for Miss Photogenic, Miss Congeniality, Miss People’s Choice and Miss Aodai (traditional dress) titles.

You can vote for the people’s choice award at Mounties in the lead-up to the final.

Bankstown Torch: TWILIGHT PARADE

February 14, 2010

Wednesday 10 February 2010

BANKSTOWN’s Vietnamese community will be represented amont the 2700 Australian and international performers coming together for Sydney’s 2010 Chinese New Year Twilight Parade.
Bankstown resident and 2009 Australian-Vietnamese of the Year, Joseph Hieu Dinh said that for the first time, City of Sydney Chinese New Year festival organisers have extended an invitation to the Bankstown Vietnamese community to take part in the event.

A yellow Hoa Mai (New Year Vietnamese blossoms) float has been designed as part of the parade led by characters “Mr. & Mrs. Apple.”

“Ong Ba Tao (Mr. and Mrs. Apple) are the Vietnamese traditional kitchen gods,” Mr. Dinh said.

“Every year at the Vietnamese Tet New Year, these kitchen gods have a messenger role of reporting the household’s years events to Heaven.

“The house owners would have to bribe these gods with offerings for a good report in order to receive good fortune and blessings from Heaven in the coming year.”

Mr. Dinh said the iconic Mr. & Mrs. Apple, dressed in traditional costumes ao-dai (long dress) and ao-Tu-Than (Northern Vietnamese four piece female costume) will add a touch of Vietnamese to the festival.

Also accompanying the float are traditional Vietnamese dancers, acrobats and martial arts group.

The spectacular street show will move from Sydney Town Hall to Chinatown from 7.45pm on Sunday February 21, 2010 and will feature traditional performers, and the contemporary, including aerialists and stilt walkers. Last year’s inaugural Twilight Parade attracted around 100,000 people to the city streets, Around 300 performers from Chongqing City, China, show off their world-renowned acrobatic skills and enormous dragons.

Cabramatta Lunar New Year Festival 2010

February 9, 2010

Saturday 13 February 11.00am – 3.00pm

Humphrey B Bear, Lion dancing, Cultural dancing, Fashion parade, God of Fortune, Prawn peeling competitions, stalls and more. Bi-lingual entertainment hosted by Vietlish’s Joseph Hieu Dinh

SPECIAL FEATURE: Meet & Greet contestants of Vanity Management’s MISS VIET-OZ 2010 at special preview catwalk. Pageant coming soon in April.
Come and celebrate at Cabramatta, purchase your New Year gifts, flowers and food or grab to a bite to eat at one of over 60 eateries.

Miss Viet-Uc 2010

February 8, 2010

Vietlish is proud sponsor of MISS VIET-UC 2010 beauty pageant organised on April 2, 2010 and hosted by our very own Joseph Hieu Dinh.

Call out for volunteers @ City of Sydney 2010 Twilight Parade

February 5, 2010
Vietlish is supporting CITY OF SYDNEY in a call out for volunteers

City of Sydney is seeking up to 20 volunteers to participate in some exciting entries in the 2010 Chinese New Year Twilight Parade.

City of Sydney’s annual Chinese New Year Festival is the largest Lunar New Year celebration outside of Asia. Anchored by a major street parade of international standard, the Festival includes more than 40 fantastic events produced by arts organisations, museums and community groups celebrating the Lunar New Year.

Sydney’s streets will again be filled with lanterns, lights, dragons and dancers for the 2010 Chinese New Year Twilight Parade, celebrating the Year of the Tiger.

The inaugural Twilight Parade in 2009 involved more than 2,600 performers and drew crowds of approximately 100,000 people to the Festival’s most beautiful event.

Volunteer participants will be integral to the presentation of the parade leading segments of the parade with mobile lightboxes which present imagery and messages relating to the Lunar New Year and the participants involved in the parade.

Participants will not need previous performance experience, however should be enthusiastic and have at least a moderate level of physical physical fitness (the entry may take up to one hour to move along the parade route).

Participants will be required to attend a 1 hour briefing on Monday 15 February 2010, where they will be fully instructed on their role, and will need to be available for the parade from 6pm-10pm on Sunday 21st February 2010.

This provides a unique opportunity to be involved in the 2010 Chinese New Year Twilight Parade celebrating the Year of the Tiger and engage with representatives from a range of communities who celebrate the Lunar New Year.

To register your interest, all Vietlish friends and groups are encourage to contact Joseph Dinh at 0411637514 or collectively. Your details will be forwarded directly to the organisers.

Quest For Jackie

February 4, 2010
Hello everyone and I’m on a nation-wide search for quirky Jackie Chan fans from Australia, individuals and/or groups who have pursued “Jackie Chan” inspired projects (made a film? wrote a song?).I want to hear from you (and perhaps…Jackie? You never know :p)Cut and paste the following details, Email me at – Individuals outside Australia are also invited to submit their details.