JOSIE Gibson’s ex-boyfriend John James Parton has signed up for the Australian version of Love Island. John James – who dated Josie after meeting her in Big Brother in 2010 – told NW Magazine he was looking to find a woman who could be a “best friend you can bang”. Josie and John broke up a year later when she claimed he’d cheated during an episode of their Channel 5 reality show, There’s Something About Josie. His crude comments to NW could annoy Josie, as he also described his previous love life and admitted he doesn’t have a type because he’s “dated them all”. John James, who works as a DJ Down Under, said: “Ex-girlfriends would say I was manipulative, they felt insecure and that they couldn't trust me – even if I hadn't done anything. “I'm pretty open... I've been with bigger girls, skinny girls, girls that look like they're on heroin, girls that look like they've been to Hungry Jacks nine times a … [Read more...] about Josie Gibson’s ex-boyfriend John James Parton signs up for Love Island and wants to find love with a ‘best friend you can bang’
A best friend
In his address, President Quang highlighted the Association's contributions to strengthening the traditional friendship and cooperation between the two countries. He insisted that Russia has been and will be a reliable friend to Vietnam, adding that the signing of a free trade agreement between Vietnam and the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) will create new momentum and opportunities for Vietnam’s trade with EAEU members, especially Russia, to grow. “During this visit, we and Russian leaders have continued to discuss specific measures to deepen the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two nations while promoting our reliable political ties. The visit will benefit both peoples as well as international peace,” said President Quang. He said he hopes the Russia-Vietnam Friendship Association will continue helping the Vietnamese community to … [Read more...] about Russia- a reliable friend of Vietnam
Viet Nam News By Ánh Hường Over the past eight years, Nguyễn Thúy Nga has carried her best friend and classmate, Nguyễn Thị Mai Gái, to school every day, over a distance of more than four kilometres. "I have always been ready to be by Gái's side and take her everywhere she wants. Unfortunately, due to a deformity, she is unable to use her legs. So, I wanted to become her 'legs'," says Nga, a ninth-grader at the Cát Hải Secondary School, in the southern province of Bình Định. Gái is the oldest child of four and was born with a deformity in her legs meaning she is unable to walk. All of Gái's daily activities need the support of her parents and grandmother. "I couldn't go out like other people, which made me feel very sad. My parents were too busy earning a living, so they couldn't take me out very often either. Gradually, I got used to it, and just stayed at home all day," Gái says. The years passed until the day the six-year-old was due to start primary school. Unlike most of … [Read more...] about Young girl gives her best friend a leg up
A two-year-old dog has lived with a lone septuagenarian in southern Vietnam and helped her with daily activities by pulling a sled. A two-year-old dog has lived with a lone septuagenarian in southern Vietnam and helped her with daily activities by pulling a sled. Residents in the border commune of Phuoc Vinh in Chau Thanh District, Tay Ninh Province, have become familiar with the dog named Vang and his 75-year-old owner Chau Thi My having their sled carry food every day. Every morning, My borrows a small boat from a neighbor to row along the Vam Co River to catch snails, fish, pick water hyacinth and put them on a sled pulled by Vang to a local market for sale. She earns nearly VND20,000 (US$0.89) after each market session, which is barely enough to support her and her best friend's daily life. It has been eight years since My decided to move to a small hut at Trung Dan Wharf and live alone to lift the burden on her children, who are all married and have to struggle with their … [Read more...] about A dog is this Vietnamese septuagenarian’s best friend
Up to five million dogs are killed for meat in Vietnam every year, according to the Asia Canine Protection Alliance. This is frightening knowledge. I remember Ky, my first dog. It has been decades since he left me but in my memory he is still jumping, running around the house and licking the face of everyone who plays with him. Ky! Ky! Ky! My best friend when I was a child. We were just like two little babies in the family playing, eating and sleeping together. He comforted me in the dark and delighted me when he jumped out and wagged his tail and barked to welcome me every time I came home. He never wanted me to leave home for school. I had to promise him many times that I would come home immediately after class so he would agree not to follow me. He would stay at home and look at me as I would leave. How can people eat their best friends? When I was 7, my father came home one day with a new dog. When I got home from school that day, I was frightened by the cut, fat dog that jumped … [Read more...] about Why can people eat their best friends?