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Celebrating Bastille Day Around the World

French National Day is more commonly known as Bastille Day. It is celebrated every 14th of July each year. In France, it is called la Fete nationale, which means The National Celebration and le 14 julliet, meaning the fourteenth of July. The holiday is a commemoration of the Storming of the Bastille on June 24, 1789, a turning point of the French Revolution; and the celebration of the Fete de la Federation, a festival honoring the unity of the French people on July 14, 1790. Bastille Day is celebrated by a military parade. The Bastille Day Military Parade is held...

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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 5 of Bruce Lee’s best films. 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 Korean dishes 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 most...

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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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