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- A Ray of Hope: The Inspiring Journey of Miss Pham Thi Ha Giang
In the quiet town of Bao Loc, Lam Dong, a young girl named Pham Thi Ha Giang has been navigating life's challenges with resilience and determination. Born in 2006, she was the eldest of three sisters in a family facing difficult circumstances. Tragedy struck when her father passed away early, and her mother struggled with an unstable job. Unable to afford school, Giang found herself working as a waitress at a tea shop to support her family. Heartbreaking Turn of Events: On November 9, 2023, the trajectory of Giang's life took an unexpected and tragic turn. A devastating traffic accident on her way home from work left this young dreamer with severe injuries—a painful intracranial hemorrhage, a broken cheekbone, a crushed chin, a fractured orbital bone, a bruised lung, and fractures in both legs and one arm. The toll on her body was unimaginable. Hospital Journey: Giang was swiftly taken to Cho Ray hospital, where she began the arduous journey of recovery. After two weeks of intensive treatment, there has been a glimmer of hope as her brain condition shows signs of improvement. However, the casts on her limbs are a stark reminder of the challenges that lie ahead. Recently, she has been moved to the Dental and Maxillofacial Hospital for specialized treatment of her facial injuries. A Community's Call to Action: In the face of such adversity, Glenda Studio has stepped forward to seek assistance from benefactors, rallying support for Giang's medical expenses and rehabilitation. This call to action extends beyond financial aid; it is a plea for collective empathy and community support. The Long Road to Recovery: As she embarks on the long road to recovery, it's evident that her spirit remains unbroken. The strength she exhibited in her daily life is now being channeled into her fight for healing. The casts on her limbs may limit her physical movement, but the indomitable spirit within her continues to soar. Hope for Tomorrow: This blog is more than a narrative of tragedy; it is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit. Giang's journey is a reminder that even in the darkest of times, a ray of hope can emerge. As a community, we have the power to come together and be that beacon of hope for Giang and her family.
- A Beacon of Hope: Glenda Studio's Mission to Illuminate Lives
In the bustling district of Go Vap in Ho Chi Minh City, a story unfolds that speaks to the resilience of the human spirit in the face of adversity. Glenda Studio recently visited Ms. Do Thi Vui, a brave woman born in 1976, to offer a glimmer of hope during what has been a year full of trials. Unfortunately, Cervical Cancer has reached its final stage, casting a shadow over Ms. Vui's life. The year 2022 brought with it a relentless deadlock for Ms. Vui. Despite seeking treatment in various places, the progress against this formidable disease remained elusive. Desperation crept in as she grappled with the harsh reality of her situation. Compounding the challenges, her husband had to cease working to care for her and their child. The girl currently in their second year of university, took on more responsibility of both studying and working full time to fund her education and paying for family bills. The family's economic situation hit a standstill, as all sources of previously accumulated funds were exhausted. Even with the child's efforts to balance work and school, the financial strain became overwhelming. Month after month, they faced the daunting task of covering rent and basic living expenses. Ms. Vui confided in the owner of Glenda Studio, expressing her despair and uncertainty about how much longer she could endure this relentless struggle. The owner of Glenda reached out to the staff, a team of compassionate individuals determined to be the guiding light in someone's life. Their mission goes beyond the confines of a studio; it extends into the lives of those in desperate need. By offering support to alleviate the family's financial burden, Glenda Studio aims to instill confidence and faith in Ms. Vui's life. Together, they believe they can make a positive change in the world. Cervical Cancer is a formidable foe, impacting not only the individual but their entire support system. Glenda Studio's decision to step forward and provide assistance showcases the power of collective empathy and the profound impact it can have on someone's life. As we witness Ms. Vui's journey, we're reminded of the strength that comes from unity and the ability of small acts of kindness to spark significant change. In the face of adversity, Glenda Studio is proving that it's possible to be a beacon of hope, illuminating the path towards a brighter future for those in need. If you feel moved to contribute or support Ms. Do Thi Vui and her family, consider reaching out to Glenda Studio or exploring ways to make a positive impact in the lives of those facing similar challenges. Together, let's be the change we wish to see in the world.
- Spooktacular Halloween Fun at Glenda Studio: A Night of Creativity and Tradition
The eerie night of Halloween arrived at Glenda Studio, nestled in the heart of HCM City, Vietnam, setting the stage for a spellbinding celebration filled with traditional festivities and modern merrymaking. As the clock struck the bewitching hour, the studio transformed into a haven of ghostly delights and spirited camaraderie. The studio, renowned for its 3D art outsourcing prowess, took a hauntingly delightful detour from its usual creative endeavors to embrace the enchantment of Halloween. To kick off the night, the air buzzed with excitement as traditional games set a spirited tone. Laughter echoed as participants attempted apple bobbing and Face the Cookie showcasing their dexterity in a time-honored contest of determination and amusement. One of the highlights of the evening was the whimsical "Decorate the Mummy" activity, where volunteers from the management team fearlessly donned their mummy garb, allowing colleagues to exercise their artistic flair in wrapping them up in “gauze” and creating spooktacular mummy designs. The energy escalated as the eerie night unfolded, with everyone eagerly delving into enthralling board games. The popular game of "Werewolves" brought an air of mystery and strategy, drawing in every one for an evening of suspense and intrigue, fostering a thrilling sense of togetherness. Beyond the playful antics, the night also featured a captivating journey through the history of Halloween. Participants learned about the origins and ancient traditions that have evolved into the beloved celebration known today. This informative segment added depth to the festivities, enriching the experience with a deeper understanding of the holiday's roots. And what Halloween celebration would be complete without a dash of trick-or-treating? The studio was brimming with excitement as colleagues exchanged treats, adding an element of surprise and delight to the evening. As the moon made its gradual descent and the stars winked their farewells, the Halloween party at Glenda Studio came to a close. Yet, the memories of the spirited revelry, the camaraderie, and the fusion of traditional customs with contemporary amusements lingered, leaving an indelible mark on the studio's collective spirit. At Glenda Studio, Halloween wasn't merely an occasion—it was a night where creativity, tradition, and team spirit converged in a spooktacular celebration, fostering lasting memories and reinforcing the bond among its staff. Here’s to many more enchanting celebrations at Glenda Studio, where creativity knows no bounds and festivities are always embraced with open arms. Happy Halloween!
- Helping in the Community
Meet Nguyen Thi Thanh Thuy, born in 1980, residing in a modest home nestled within a quiet alley in District 12 of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Thuy is the devoted mother of two children: a son in the 8th grade and a daughter in the 3rd grade. Thuy's life took an unexpected turn when she was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). As her condition progressively worsened, her children took on the roles of caregivers, tending to household chores, cooking, and most importantly, caring for their mother. They assist her with feeding, guiding her to the restroom, and helping with her baths, as Thuy's ability to move has become severely limited. Sadly, the disease has taken its toll on Thuy, causing her limbs to atrophy and her body to weaken, rendering her unable to control her normal movements. In the past two months, ALS has further advanced, affecting her throat muscles to the point where she has lost her ability to speak. While there is no known cure for ALS, Thuy has tried muscle relaxants and traditional medicine, seeking treatments far and wide, yet she has not witnessed significant improvement. Adding to the family's challenges, Thuy's husband left her and their children alone upon learning of her diagnosis, leaving them without a sou rce of income. This has placed additional pressure on her children, who not only must cope with their mother's illness but also bear the financial responsibilities of the household. Upon hearing of Thuy's plight, a group of caring individuals from Glenda Studio, including friends and acquaintances, gathered to extend their support. Together, they raised 10 million VND (equivalent to around $500) in one day and provided essential food supplies to alleviate some of the family's immediate burdens. During their visit, Thuy's emotions overflowed, and she continuously shed tears. While she struggled to communicate verbally due to her condition, her attempts to speak were met with understanding and compassion, facilitated through her children and a thoughtful neighbor who acted as intermediaries. If you are interested in joining our efforts to help Thuy or other local individuals facing similar hardships in Vietnam, please don't hesitate to reach out. Your kindness and willingness to make a difference can bring much-needed hope and relief to those in need.
- Rainy Day, Radiant Hearts
Glenda Studio's Remarkable Team Building Getaway Date: August 17th, 2023 Location: Bo Cap Vang Campsite, outside Saigon, Vietnam Drenched in team spirit and eager anticipation, Glenda Studio embarked on a memorable team building escapade on August 17th. Nestled amidst the captivating tropical forests near Saigon, Vietnam, the Bo Cap Vang campsite played host to a day that was as eventful as it was enchanting. Even the rain that arrived after a sumptuous lunch couldn't put a damper on the vivaciousness of the activities that filled our morning. An Energetic Start to the Day As the sun's warm embrace greeted us, our team of artists and management members converged at the Bo Cap Vang campsite. With hearts full of excitement and unity, we kicked off the day with spirited relay races and an inflatable obstacle course that tested our agility and camaraderie. The morning sun painted the sky with shades of promise, setting the stage for an adventure-filled day. Silly Relays: Laughter in Motion The morning hours saw us diving headfirst into a series of delightfully silly relay races, ending in a total water fight. Each activity was a reminder that sometimes it's okay to embrace our inner child and revel in unadulterated laughter. As teammates cheered one another on, barriers seemed to melt away, giving way to shared joy and genuine connection. Mastering the Obstacle Course The inflatable obstacle course on the lake proved to be a thrilling highlight of the morning for the water lovers. Climbing, sliding, and navigating (and falling off) through the course was not only a test of physical prowess and balance, but also a testament to our collaborative spirit. The collective shouts of encouragement resonated through the air as we conquered each challenge, bolstering our unity and determination. A Hearty Lunch and Unforeseen Rain After a morning of energetic pursuits, a hearty lunch provided the perfect opportunity to recharge our energies. As we enjoyed a sumptuous meal and shared stories, the skies decided to join the festivities with a refreshing downpour- well it is rainy season! But did the rain deter us? Not in the slightest. Unexpected Showers and Unwavering Spirits The afternoon brought raindrops that danced upon our spirits. Instead of seeking shelter, we embraced the weather as an integral part of our adventure. Water pillow fights and paddle board races turned into a mesmerizing symphony of laughter and splashes. The rain transformed the landscape into a canvas of shared memories, reminding us that even the most unexpected elements can contribute to unforgettable moments. Poseidon Buffet: A Culinary Seafood Soiree As the sun dipped below the horizon, signaling the end of our day's escapade, there was one more treat in store for us. The Poseidon Buffet awaited, serving as the grand finale to our journey. Amidst a lavish spread of seafood delights, we continued to bond, sharing not only food and beer, but also the bonds of camaraderie that had grown stronger throughout the day. Glenda Studio's team building day at Bo Cap Vang campsite was a testament to the power of unity, shared laughter, and the ability to find joy in every moment. From spirited relay races and conquering the obstacle course to embracing the rain and indulging in a delectable buffet, the day was a crescendo of experiences that left our hearts full and our connections deeper. As we bid farewell to this remarkable adventure, we carried with us the memory of a rainy day turned radiant, a reminder that the best memories are often made when we face the unexpected with open hearts and unwavering spirits.
- It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Even though we don't celebrate Thanksgiving here in Vietnam , the management and staff got into the holiday spirit by preparing the studio for Christmas. That involved throwing away the old worn out tree and ornaments , shopping at the Christmas shop district, decorating the tree, hanging the ornaments and wrapping boxes. It was fun watching the staff pick names out of the hat for the Secret Santa Gift. Hopefully everyone doesn't get bored with the holiday music playing around the clock!! Or with the IT Dept singing along with the carols at full blast!
- Glenda does Gamescom Asia
Last week Glenda Studio attended the Gamescom Asia 2022 conference in the amazing city of Singapore. It was our first conference and we didn't know what to expect. Needless to say it was an unforgettable experience. A special thank you to all the wonderful people we met and made us feel welcome. It was so nice to actually be able to mingle and socialize again post Covid, I'm sure no one will take these things for granted again. We were able to meet both talented colleagues in our art industry as well as hopefully future clients from all over Asia. We feel we have made good friends and partners in the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia and of course our home country, Vietnam. We received some wonderful guidance, saw lots of amazing artwork, played some fun games, learnt about other upcoming events, met incredible and fun people and left the event feeling inspired, motivated and looking forward to a successful year ahead. Hopefully next year someone will tell us about the after parties!!! We stayed near the fun and vibrate Haji Lane in the Arabian Quarter, ate some delicious dishes from Mexico, Turkey and India and visited the Historic Sultan Mosque. Our whirlwind visit ended up with a quick tour of the Marina Bay Sands complex and the lovely Gardens On The Bay. Our trip finally ended with sore feet and a juicy burger and shake at Shake Shack in the incredible Jewel at Changi Airport. Singapore... we already miss you and our new friends! See you next year... Keep in Touch!
- Who's got Talent?
In the Metaverse and in videogames we are only limited by our imagination. But out in the real world, our ideas, creativity and productivity are normally constrained by budgets and deadlines. This is especially true when you need the best 3D artists for your project. The top selling AAA games, with their incredible immersive worlds, are the work of many talented artists, designers and programmers each with years of experience and knowledge of the latest trends and software. In the west, that kind of talent doesn’t come cheap. But Vietnam not only has far lower staffing costs, it’s animation and 3D artists excel in their fields. That’s why many of the worlds top gaming companies are entering the Vietnamese marketplace for talent. If you read the credits on some of the top titles you’ll notice Vietnamese artists were behind much of the artwork. Top gaming companies move to Vietnam Nowadays the world has started to learn about the advantages of working with Vietnamese artists and designers. Companies such as Ubisoft, Gameloft, Virtuous and One Universe amongst others can now call Vietnam home. Why Choose Vietnam? Vietnam's got talent! Top 10 Reasons why Businesses Flock to Vietnam Vietnam, with about 100 million has a young vibrant population (the median age of the population is just 30). Being here in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), you are surrounded by the energy and dynamism of the place. The people here are young, dedicated and motivated. They are well educated, the government has invested heavily in recent years in higher education, especially in subjects such software development. These college graduates see that software is a way to get ahead, be successful and provide for their family. 3. The Vietnamese are also major gamers themselves. In 2018 it was the second largest market for game downloads in South East Asia and the first in terms of revenues. Over half of this revenue comes from locally developed mobile games. Thousands of app developers across the country are working on independent mobile games, hoping to follow the success of Nguyen Ha Dong, the creator of ‘Flappy Birds’. 4. Ho Chi Minh City is the largest city in Vietnam with a population of about 13 million, and its most important economically. It’s a cosmopolitan and modern city, linked closely into the beating heart of the global economy. It’s where most foreign companies working in Vietnam are based, it’s where most exports are sent from, and it’s where young people across the country move to after university to make it big. 5. In a nutshell, the Vietnamese people have a great work ethic, understanding the importance of quality and meeting deadlines. 6. Vietnam is the second largest coffee producer in the world- the people live in coffee shops and are therefore must be full of energy! 7. The majority of the population is tech savvy. 8. The people in the cities are extremely patient- they have to be with the crazy traffic they experience daily. 9. Creativity is in their blood. Overcoming many challenges - no objective is too difficult for the Vietnamese. World building comes easy. 10. Movie companies who have large budgets, such as Marvel are starting to work with Vietnamese artists and animators because they realize the artists here are the best and not to save money.