Earning a living in final days of year

Saturday, 28/01/2017, 00:01 [GMT+7]

Earning a living in final days of year

The Tet atmosphere in the final days of lunar year 2016 in Nha Trang City has not been boisterous like the previous years partly because of the unfavorable weather and unusually rains. These days, there are still many people who have been in a race against time to earn a living or to have a decent Tet celebration. 
 
 
Aged woman named Nguyen Thi Anh from Dien Khanh (Khanh Hoa) earns her living by buying and selling scrap iron.
Aged woman named Nguyen Thi Anh from Dien Khanh (Khanh Hoa) earns her living by buying and selling scrap iron.

 

People work as flower pot carriers.
People work as flower pot carriers.

 

Some people sell Tet flowers on streets.
Some people sell Tet flowers on streets.

 

Flower sellers from Binh Dinh Province taking short break.
Flower sellers from Binh Dinh Province taking short break.

 

Pham Ngoc Hung (aged 51) works as motorbike driver for over 20 years. Hung says that the days prior to Tet are his busiest time in a year.
Pham Ngoc Hung (aged 51) works as motorbike driver for over 20 years. Hung says that the days prior to Tet are his busiest time in a year.

 

Pedicab driver waiting for customer at Xom Moi Market.
Pedicab driver waiting for customer at Xom Moi Market.

 

 

 

Pedicab driver huddles in rain waiting for customer.
Pedicab driver huddles in rain waiting for customer.

 

Phuong from Binh Dinh earns her living by repairing clothes. She intends to work until lunar December 30 (January 27) and spend 2017 Lunar New Year in Nha Trang.
Phuong from Binh Dinh earns her living by repairing clothes. She intends to work until lunar December 30 (January 27) and spend 2017 Lunar New Year in Nha Trang.

 

Ty is a vehicle repairer on Nguyen Chanh Street.
Ty is a vehicle repairer on Nguyen Chanh Street.

 

Waiting for customer.
Waiting for customer.

 

Street barbers are often busier in days before Tet.
Street barbers are often busier in days before Tet.

 

 

 

A man polishing copper items on Thong Nhat Street.
A man polishing copper items on Thong Nhat Street.

 

Old motorcycle dealer.
Old motorcycle dealer.

 

People selling “bánh chưng” (square glutinous rice cakes) and “bánh tét” (cylindrical glutinous rice cakes) at the corner of Thong Nhat Street and Le Thanh Phuong Street.
People selling “bánh chưng” (square glutinous rice cakes) and “bánh tét” (cylindrical glutinous rice cakes) at the corner of Thong Nhat Street and Le Thanh Phuong Street.

 

Aged woman selling spring roll on To Vinh Dien Street.
Aged woman selling spring roll on To Vinh Dien Street.

Ma Phuong

Translated by H.N