New Zealand focused on innovation and tech-friendly culture

Technology savvy Kiwis appear to have a very bright future ahead of them, as the world continues to tumble forth amidst a digital golden age, with industries throughout the world becoming increasingly aware of the need to adapt and evolve. As part of a culture-of-innovation research study published by Microsoft News in October, some 88% of business … Continue reading New Zealand focused on innovation and tech-friendly culture

Kim Kardashian West sad for ‘trashing’ Japanese culture

"My culture is not your underwear," that's what the Japanese are telling American TV personality Kim Kardashian West after she announced the launch of her new shapewear brand Kimono Intimates, in various skin tones, claiming that her product "celebrates and enhances the curves of women." The hashtag #KimOhNo has gone viral on Twitter, with people slamming the … Continue reading Kim Kardashian West sad for ‘trashing’ Japanese culture

How to improve safety culture in organizations

  Previously, the concept of the term “safety culture” was discussed; this part mainly focuses on the elements of culture (Figure 5.1) and importance of culture on offshore safety. Reason (1997) explored the components of a safety culture consisting of just culture, reporting culture, learning culture, and informed and flexible cultures (Figure 5.2). The researcher also described … Continue reading How to improve safety culture in organizations

Cute Pictures from the 2017 Philadelphia Caribbean Carnival

The 31st Annual Philadelphia Caribbean Carnival, a part of PECO's Multicultural series, will hold on 20 August, 2017 between 12 noon and 8pm, the organizers have confirmed. Celebrants gathered in Fairmount Park on 15 July (Father's Day) to observe the event in a pomp of flaming colors. The artistic celebration of Caribbean culture reached its peak … Continue reading Cute Pictures from the 2017 Philadelphia Caribbean Carnival

New Year taboos in China

It's true that China has many customs, traditions and superstitions which translate to taboos if one is not careful to control some habits on a special day like the New Year. There are countless number of behaviors or expressions which are acceptable in foreign cultures but considered "wrong" in the Chinese setting. For instance, you … Continue reading New Year taboos in China

Unbelievable Tradition: Women strip to celebrate boy’s transition to adulthood

Nigeria's foundation as a nation is solidly built on its enviable socio-cultural diversity, a blessing that can be maximised for the greater good though the reality shows this beloved country has suffered more for it. The people of Edo state are known as tradition keepers, hate it or love it. A recent traditional ceremony which requires women … Continue reading Unbelievable Tradition: Women strip to celebrate boy’s transition to adulthood

Man Stabs Wife In The Tummy For Overeating, Escapes Prison Time Because He’s Hindu.

A Kansas man has "luckily" escaped jail time after attacking his wife with a knife in an attempt to kill. The judge who decided his sentencing, gave considerations to the defendant's Hindu culture.  Image shows Mr Patel Navinkumar. According to reports, the US motel owner who stabbed his wife thrice in the abdomen, pleaded guilty to … Continue reading Man Stabs Wife In The Tummy For Overeating, Escapes Prison Time Because He’s Hindu.

Do You Know About The Songkran Festival?

The government banned alcohol, nudity and other indecent acts for this 2016 Songkran festival in Thailand. It is celebrated in this country as the traditional New Year's Day from 13 to 15 April. The word "Songkran" means "transformation" or "change". The term was borrowed from Makar Sankranti, the name of a Hindu harvest festival that is … Continue reading Do You Know About The Songkran Festival?

Green Tea in Chinese Culture.

It is widely known that tea is a very important part of Chinese culture as it can be said of coffee in the western world. Tea consumption in China has remained a daily life practice from the olden days.   Tea is an indispensable part of Chinese culture and is served as a ritual in … Continue reading Green Tea in Chinese Culture.