Year: 2017

Celebrating Freedom: United States Independence Day

The United States Independence Day is referred to as the Fourth of July. It is a federal holiday in the US commemorating the Declaration of Independence 241 years ago, on July 4, 1776. It’s the day when the United States of America was declared as a new nation and was no longer part of the British Empire. Thomas Jefferson and John Adams were the Founding Fathers of Independence Day and signers of the Declaration of Independence. John Adams later served as the second President of the United States while Thomas Jefferson served as the third President. Coincidentally, both of...

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The Life and Movies of Bruce Lee: Remembering the Legend

Lee Jun-fan, professionally known as Bruce Lee was a Chinese-American actor, film director and martial artist born on November 27, 1940 in Chinatown, San Francisco. He is considered as one of the most influential martial artists of all time because of his unparalleled skills and passion in teaching martial arts. He was also a pop culture icon of the 20th century for helping to change the way Asians were presented in American films. Let’s take a trip down memory lane and relive the 5 movies of Bruce Lee. The Big Boss (1971) This Hong Kong martial arts action film...

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Popular Korean Food

21st century is undeniably the period of “Korean Wave.” Through the use of internet and the social media, the Korean culture has developed into a global phenomenon.¬† The South Korean culture has really increased global popularity over the past 10 years¬† – from the k-dramas, to k-pop and Korean fashion and now, Korean food. Most of us love the popular Korean food so much that even though we find it always hard to pronounce the names, we keep coming back because of the unique blends of spices and flavors of the Korean food. We compiled here 10 of the...

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All You Can Eat Buffets Around the World

The term buffet originated from the French sideboard furniture where the food was served. It eventually became applied to a system of service. In the second half of the 20th century after the Swedes had popularized the “smorgasbord” in New York, “buffet” became popular in the English-speaking world. Nowadays, the word is fully accepted into the English language. In a buffet, meals are served by placing the food in a public area where the diners serve themselves. Buffets are offered at various places including hotels, restaurants and many social events. Buffet restaurants normally offer all-you-can-eat food for a set...

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What to Wear on a Summer Safari

Safari is a Swahili word, originally from the Arabic “safar;” which means journey. The word is used for any type of journey, e.g. by bus from Nairobi to Mombasa or by ferry from Dar es Salaam to Unguja. Richard Francis Burton, a famous English explorer; made it possible for the word to enter the English language in 1850’s. In this modern day era, Safari refers to a journey or expedition, for hunting, exploration, or investigation, especially in Africa. A certain theme or style is associated with the word, which includes khaki clothing, belted bush jackets, pith helmets or slouch...

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