They are slovenly, and the lower classes extremely dirty; the market-women, in their white flannel peaked hoods of a hideous form, or their handkerchiefs loosely tied, without grace and merely for warmth, have in the cold season a very unpicturesque appearance, and the shrill shrieking voices of those who scream hot chesnuts to sell about the streets, uttering their piercing cry of "_tou cai, tou cai_!" [
As in other parts of the country, village customs dictate the groom's family pay the bride's family a set amount -- known as cai li
At that time the police included filming and taking pictures in their definition of 'cai fang.'
As in other parts of the country, village customs dictate the groom's family pay the bride's family a set amount -- known as cai li -- while the bride furnishes a dowry of mostly simple household items.
Meanwhile, the highly stylized gestures of Vietnam's traditional theatrical genres such as cai luong, tuong and cheo are falling out of style with modern audiences and seem inappropriate for contemporary musical films in Vietnam.