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Sunday, 2 October 2011


Grandmothers chase around the young children, not as some sort of game but to try to feed them so they grow strong. This comes from the days when food was scarce and parents had to force feed their children whenever they could to help them to survive. These days though food is plentiful  and slowly but steadily more fast food chains are beginning to pop up throughout Hanoi, yet the grandmothers are still chasing the children around: this is the beginning of a newfound problem; obesity.

Sometimes in the streets you will see a portly Vietnamese businessman or spoilt rich child with a protruding belly and dumpy arms and it makes you wonder "eventually will Vietnam become another fast food nation?"

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