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Offline JayRockUSA

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JAY ABOUT: The Vietnam PIR ("Hy chọn gi đng")
« on: July 14, 2006, 04:02:12 PM »
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Hey gang -- checkin' out the Worldwide PIR galleries.

Vietnam PIR -- looks cool! They just started that?

Love the logo -- but where is the "$"?
I see a "?" there... or don't they deal with dollars?
(kinda cheap, though, I'll admit... but at least it's "PiR"...)

HELP!

Models are cool, too...
And they do it like Barker does!!
So PROPS to VTV3!!  ;-)

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Re: JAY ABOUT: The Vietnam PIR ("Hy chọn gi đng")
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2006, 04:48:10 PM »
According to the wiki, 2004. It looks as though it is still on the air (According to www.vtv.vn).

The national currency of Vietnam is the dong. I suspect a diem is like the Indian crore (a unit of measure but not the currency).

As for the "cheapness"...Vietnam has a population of over 83 million and the per capita income (the avergae amount earned by each person in a year) is $3,000. Winning an LCD computer monitor would be a big deal.

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Re: JAY ABOUT: The Vietnam PIR ("Hy chọn gi đng")
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2006, 10:43:50 AM »
And as someone who uses XE.com a lot, I know one US dollar equals...


...about 16,000 dong. (Talk about inflation!)

But hey, I'm glad you like the pics, Jay! And I like them too (especially Lai Van Sam and his beauties, from the looks of them), being that they copy most of our version's props.

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Re: JAY ABOUT: The Vietnam PIR ("Hy chọn gi đng")
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2006, 12:49:26 PM »
Hmm...so a "diem" might be 1,000 dong.

Actually, that almost makes sense. If you use that Lexmark all-in-one as an example...it costs 2,511 diem (or 2,511,000 dong). Using the current conversion makes the Lexmark about $160. (Or that LCD monitor about $289)


Side note: My friend recently came home from Pakistan and showed me a 1,000 rupee note (about C$20). He said 30 rupees gets him lunch...60