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Will 2014, Year of ‘Senior Movies’ influence the Korean Movie Industry?

Will 2014, Year of ‘Senior Movies’ influence the Korean Movie Industry?

The movie industry in the year 2014 was filled with ‘senior movies’: movies with themes that specifically target the elderly population. Indeed, several movies such as Miss Granny and Ode to My Father received sensational reviews with their interesting topic, dealing with an issue that is worth looking but has never got public’s attention before. […]

Practical Strategies for Businesses in the ASEAN Integration

Practical Strategies for Businesses in the ASEAN Integration

The most successful regional economic integration in the developing world leaps forward to the inauguration of its economic community by the end of 2015. This is to say that the Association of the Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region will never be the same from that time on. However, this may not be the case since […]

A sense of Belonging and affection through “Huo guo”, Hot pot

A sense of Belonging and affection through “Huo guo”, Hot pot

Hong Kong is a place where Western and Asian cuisine coexist. Due to its past as a British colony, Hong Kong cuisine is heavily influenced by Western culture and thus has diverse recipes of food with a variety of seasoning and sauce. In terms of a population, Han Chinese accounts for 95 percent of its […]

After summarizing Lee Kuan Yew’s Autobiography

After summarizing Lee Kuan Yew’s Autobiography

“Lee Kuan Yew… whom I both love and hate.” I do not particularly like Lee Kuan Yew. I have always been inclined to agree with the New York Times’ description of Singapore as a clean yet craven state. Since its formation in 1965, Singapore has failed to produce any person of note worthy beyond Lee […]

Yeongyong Hall reflects Changes of Taste and Time

Yeongyong Hall reflects Changes of Taste and Time

Yeongyeong Hall at the Secret Garden of Changdeok Palace is known as a 19th century noble house. Looking at the remains of the 19th century hanok structure that includes the anchae or main quarters, sarangchae or guest room and seonghyangjae or reading room among others, while location, meaning, direction, intersection and spaces between different and […]

Drought and Famine in Thar Desert of Pakistan: INGOs stay away from helping starved and ailing children

Drought and Famine in Thar Desert of Pakistan: INGOs stay away from helping starved and ailing children

The death continues haunting starved and ailing children raising the toll to 170 since October last in Thar Desert of southern Sindh province of Pakistan bordering India but surprisingly none of the international NGOs has so far come forward to help them. The government is numb over the deaths, as no official figure has so […]

“LIGHTS CAMERA ACTION!”

“LIGHTS CAMERA ACTION!”

I’m not specifically a showbiz writer, but there is no doubt in my mind that show business has a big influence me. I love Filipino films, and I drag my husband (even against his will) every chance I get to see a movie once in a while. My Sunday afternoon is never complete if I […]

Kalilah wa-Dimnah: Ancient Asian Folk Tales with Modern Insight

Kalilah wa-Dimnah: Ancient Asian Folk Tales with Modern Insight

I was almost 13 years when I read some of Kalilah wa-Dimnah’s fables for the first time. Touched by the animal characters in those folk tales, I used to find an equal personification of those animals in real life. For my surprise, I learnt many years later, that the author of those imaginary stories was […]

Persian Epic Shahnama Transcends Time and Space

Persian Epic Shahnama Transcends Time and Space

Issued by the Dar Suad Al-Sabah for Publishing and Distribution in Kuwait, is a new edition of one of the most important epics of world literature, Shahnama, the most famous work of art in Persian literature, written – basically – by Abu Qasim Firdawsi, more than 1000 years ago. Introduced by Dr. Suad Al-Sabah, poetess […]

Drought and famine cause death of scores of children every year in Pakistan’s Thar Desert

Drought and famine cause death of scores of children every year in Pakistan’s Thar Desert

The persistent drought spell, compounded by poverty, poor nutrition and lack of health facilities and awareness, continues to take its toll on the children of Tharparkar, the desert district of southern Sindh province of Pakistan bordering India. Around 140 children have reportedly expired and over 200 admitted to local hospitals during last two months while […]

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