Adapting to a New Environment

Many people go to different countries. Some of them go for school, some others go for business and some others go for living. However, some people adapt well to a new environment and others retain their original culture identity. I think adapting to a new culture or environment depends on three main reasons: background culture, … Read more

The influence of Japanese woodblock prints on the work of Western artists

This essay will examine the influence of Japanese woodblock prints on the work of Western artists. More specifically, this paper will focus on the influence that ukiyo-e woodblock prints had on 3 artists, Belgian cartoonist Herge, Canadian aboriginal Haida artist Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas and Dutch Post-Impressionist painter Van Gogh. These artists were chosen because they … Read more

The youth obsessed culture

While many cultures celebrate the ageing process, in our western society, looking young is an obsession and growing old is never celebrated. We often associate being old with the bad – bad health, bad appearance, dependency, disability and irrelevance. In 2015, there were 51,140 reported surgical procedures. This is up from 45,406 the year before. … Read more

‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ and ‘The Birthday Party’: How Antagonism Affected the Plot

Both Harold Pinter and Tennessee Williams depict vivid and intimidating oppositions in their characters Stanley Kowalski and Goldberg and McCann. The oppositions in both A Streetcar Named Desire and The Birthday Party strive to assert their power over their victims, Blanche DuBois and Stanley Webber, through the emergence of their pasts to the present, portrayed … Read more

Organizational Culture in PepsiCo

PepsiCo’s organizational culture demonstrates the company’s commitment to maximizing the strengths of its human resources. A solid organizational culture defines the traditions, values and opportunities to perform by the workers. In PepsiCo’s case, employees are encouraged to focus on excellence in a cooperative manner. As the second largest food and beverage manufacturer in the world, … Read more

History Of Holi

What Is Holi? Holi? Festival Of Joy? Festival Of Happiness? Festival of Excitement? Festival of colours? No, its more than it especially when we talk about India and then more about UP And Bihar. We welcome Holi ,we celebrate holi, we spread colour of happiness, joy, we share our happy moments, our sad moments and … Read more

Arguments In Support For Ethical Egoism

James Rachels describes, ethical egoism as being a normative theory with the idea that each person, pursues or, “is ought to pursue their own self-interests exclusively”. Rachels explains that we have no moral duty, but to only focus on ourselves. Rachels takes note of that given the central egoist belief, it doesn’t really take after … Read more

Count Dracula vs. Vlad the impaler 

History is sometimes told through stories and this is a fact but sometimes, these stories are not a hundred percent loyal to what really happened in history. This relationship between “history” and “story” is going to be the base for this work because I have decided to do my essay about one of the topics … Read more

Differences and similarities in birth rituals and beliefs of the Samoans and Pygmies

The human lifecycle is biologically determined stages of development and is culturally understood and experienced. The rite of passage is any lifecycle ritual that marks a person or group’s transition from one social state to another. Arnold Van Gennep was an ethnographer known for his studies of the rites of passage of various cultures. Van … Read more

Vietnamese culture

It is evident that every country will display a different culture that best fits the citizens and working system. Without the diversity of cultures, the values, beliefs and perceptions of different countries citizens wouldn’t be prominent, leading to every country being similar. Divergent cultures make for independent countries. I have been fortunate enough to explore … Read more

A Comprehensive Review Of The Cinco De Mayo: La Batalla

Cinco de Mayo: La Batalla (May 5: The Battle) tells the historical events of the French and Mexican Conservative siege over the city of Puebla on May 5 1862 against the Mexican Liberal army under General Ignacio Zaragoza’s command. Several historical figures include General Porfirio Diaz, President Benito Juarez, President Abraham Lincoln, and Emperor Napoleon … Read more

What is paella?

Paella? yeah I’m trying to be more easily understandable in my writing than having that bla bla in foreword which I’ve been doing all this time, and now I’m trying to avoid it which is not easy, so the goal is to achieve rather brief gastronomical history yet full of reading point. So what is … Read more

Cross Culture Research Between Kuwait And United States Of America

Introduction In this wide world the values, culture, norms, consumption pattern, and shopping behavior are different. It is true, in the era of internet the sides world is very close to each other. However; still many differences are alive. The differences between the United States of America and Kuwait from the marketing field are to … Read more

The Comparisons And Contrasts Of Japanese And Filipino Eating Etiquettes

Asian countries are known for their rich culture and traditions. They are still very much connected with their customs that are passed on from previous generations. Although there have been various modern technologies and other development, some traditions are still maintained. Japan is a first world country hence; their cultures are very authentic and preserved. … Read more

Japan Biggest Slum

Japan Biggest Slum Not On Maps Kamagasaki, Japan’s biggest slum, cannot be found on official maps, and city festival organizers have been accused of censorship. Osaka officials asked Shingo Ota, a film director, to remove scenes that identified the slum, on the grounds that it was insensitive to residents. “To me, what they were asking … Read more

A Study Of The Food Culture In Punjab, India

Food in Punjab, India Everyone needs food to survive and every culture has unique and special traditions surrounding the gathering, preparation, and consumption of food. The Punjab region of India, is one of South Asia’s largest producers of food and the Punjabi people are known for the variety of foods they eat. Punjab, India is … Read more

The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman: Role of Characters’ Opinions

One of the most distinctive and immediately impressive things about Ernest Gaines’ novel, The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, is the way the author opens his story with an introduction of a collective of speakers, his cast of character/narrators, so to speak. Gaines weaves his narrative through an interplay between the organizing consciousness of the … Read more

Poverty affects young people

Poverty affects the lives of youths in Papua New Guinea Poverty is the state of being extreme poor. It is caused by many factors including lack of education, unemploymennt, poor environement, bad habits and morals , overpopulation, endemic of diseases, bad governent policy. Globally poverty affects more than 80% of the worl population. Besides, poverty … Read more

What is Peking opera?

Peking opera is a special unique blend of theater, mime, acrobatics, circus and carnival action. Wichmann stated that “Beijing Opera is a synthesis of stylized action, singing, dialogue and mime, acrobatic fighting and dancing to represent a story or depict different characters and their feelings of gladness, anger, sorrow, happiness, surprise, fear and sadness.” It … Read more

Oral literature

Oral literature is a culture passed down by word of mouth from one generation to another. Story telling has been around since humans invented language. Oral literature includes legends, myths, chants, songs and tales. This essay will discuss oral literature, as a literary genre, specific generic features from “Rainbow and Her Daughter” and its purpose. … Read more

Origin of Fetish in ‘The Conjuring Stories’

A fetish object assumes distinct, almost superstitious power and is often associated with sexual gratification, desire, and worship. As explained in “Sexualization in the Media,” “Fetishization marks a cultural, psychological, and social technique of fetishizing things by making them appear larger than life, animate, or sexually desirable”. It is argued that this process has profoundly … Read more

The 5 Stages of Culture Shock

Five Stages of Culture Shock: The Honeymoon Stage is being curios and positive about new exciting experiences. People who are in this stage admire and even idealize the new culture. Hostility and Irritability Stage is starting to feel different and actually inferior. The new host culture is confusing or the new systems into which exposed … Read more

Global Hindi and Indian Culture

ABSTRACT Every language with its own attributes, in today’s world, in today’s century, in today’s time, serves as a method of communication, as a tool for civilization, as a weapon for evolution, as a knot for globalization. Hindi, as such, portrays direct resemblance to inheritance of Indian culture, customs, traditions and identity. Immigration of generations … Read more

Bali Accommodation and Bali Family Holidays

Book your Accommodation in Bali online now with us Bali Getaway. Simple, quick & instant. Trusted by millions of travellers worldwide. Choose from 1000’s of hotel rooms in Bali; Seminyak, Legian, Kuta, Ubud, Petitenget, Oberoi, Sanur, Jimbaran Bay, Nusa Dua, Uluwatu & more.About Bali IslandBali is the most popular island holiday destination in the Indonesian … Read more

William McIntosh Biography

William McIntosh the chief of the lower-creeks. William McIntosh was born around the time of 1778 in Georgia. William McIntosh was assassinated on April 30, 1825. William McIntosh had a creek mother and a white Scotsman father. He spoke fluent English although he was raised among the creeks. Although his support of several things alienated … Read more

The Collapse of Relationships in William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Ted Hughes’ Birthday Letters, and Ian McEwan’s Atonement

Expectation My Great-Aunt Melon gave me a lime green shirt with a bedazzled pickle splashed across the chest for my fifteenth birthday. It also rained. I wasn’t shocked or sad at all. It had rained on my birthday every year for the past fourteen. Mom even said there was a thunderstorm the day I was … Read more

Ancient Greece And Ancient Persia

When we as Westerners think of antiquity’s greatest civilizations, surely classical Greece comes to mind. Many aspects of ancient Greek culture survive today in various facets of our modern society: democracy, drama and western philosophy, just some of the first few that come to mind. As paramount as these contributions are, surely we as Westerners … Read more

Peace, Economic, Technological And Demographic Imperatives Of Intercultural Communication

Meaning is shared among communication partners who encode and decode messages. This process can be complex when communication partners involve struggle to attribute the same meaning. Partners from different cultures can find it very difficult to share meaning and might perceive communication between cultures as a challenge. If you are South African, you are inevitably … Read more

Japanese history

It is widely accepted that first humans in the Japanese archipelago can be traced back to prehistoric times. The Jomon period, named after its “cord-marked” pottery, was followed by the Yayoi in the first millennium BC when new technologies were introduced from continental Asia. During this period, in the first century AD, the first known … Read more

Thunder Rites in Taoism

The Taoist Canons gives abundant references to Thunder Rites, training on making ornaments, Fu charms, and performing spells in the thunder enchantment custom. Shen Hsiao Tao (???) and Tian Xing Zheng Fa (????) are two heredities that represented considerable authority in thunder enchantment. 55 Taoist professionals from any custom or ancestry will probably have contemplated … Read more

Authentic Chinese Cuisine

Chinese food has been the rage recently in urban cities. I don’t mean those “American-Chinese” restaurants which commonly serve overly sweetened and sauced fried chicken. Authentic Chinese food has almost no resemblance. Traditional Chinese dishes are often hidden away on Chinese-language menus in Chinatown, and they have the most exotic and alien names, like Fuqi … Read more