December 6, 2013

In many cultures, fast food comes with a negative connotation.

July 30, 2013

Heat waves have already hit many cities across the United States this summer, so what better way to lessen the side effects of heat than by eating something nice and cold?

March 5, 2013

Okay, okay, not all J-Pop comes from ビートルマニア, or, Beatlemania, but, without the Beatles, it is likely that the modern Japanese music scene would be radically different.  Similar to 1950s and 1960s American rock, Group Sounds formed the baseline for the modern music industry.

February 9, 2013

Sunday marks the beginning of the most important holiday in China and Chinese-speaking communities around the world: 年节, known in English as Chinese New Years or the Spring Festival.

September 14, 2010

I have been taking Mandarin for two years now, and can attest that when learning Mandarin, there are two factors that determine whether or not the student truly wishes to continue. One is the student’s own desire to learn, and the second is the teacher’s strong presence in the classroom.