Show Me The Money 777: Why is it popular in Korea?

Article by: June Park (http://news.hankyung.com/article/201808167129H) Show Me The Money, a survival rap programme in South Korea is getting more and more popular as a new season is released. It is a very competitive and selective survival show that any rappers can participate and the final winner can receive $200,000. Although it seems like a normal... Continue Reading →

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お花見 – Ohanami, Japanese Flower Viewing Culture

Article by: Nanako Ochi, Meiko Taima, Hana Yagyu Ohanami literally means “flower viewing”. When Japanese say Ohanami, it usually implies to see cherry blossoms (sakura). Japanese enjoy food and drinks while watching cherry blossoms. Typically people in Tokyo enjoy Ohanami between the end of March and the beginning of April. But it ohanami date depends... Continue Reading →

Happy New Year from Myanmar!

Article by: Kyi Shinn Khin Image credits: Pinterest In a diverse community like ISS, we may be aware of a lot of different festivals that happen in the countries of our fellow peers. Just in April, there were quite a number of countries, particularly in the region of Southeast Asia, that celebrated the New Year,... Continue Reading →

First step to be united

Written by: Youngwoo (Eric) Jung Photo credits to http://www.hani.co.kr and news20.busan.com North Korea and South Korea united their women ice hockey teams in Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. It is the first time that the North and South Korean team united and competed together against other countries. Also during the opening ceremony, there wasn’t a flag for... Continue Reading →

Voice Blockchain

Written by: Scott Liu If you have been on internet recently, the word “Bitcoin” or “Blockchain” should be familiar to you. Scott Liu is here today to tell you everything you need to know about the Blockchain. Bitcoin, or Blockchain currency is usually being described as the “Next big thing” and has gained attention from... Continue Reading →

Chinese New Year – The Year of the Dog

Written by: Shihao Cai Traditions of the new year As everyone knows, Chinese New Year is the most important celebration in China. According to the Chinese tradition, it’s the first day of the new year in the Chinese Lunar calendar. It is an important holiday for Chinese people to commemorate their ancestors and to god,... Continue Reading →

Globalisation

By Jose Gabriel Macion - December 8, 2017 What is Globalisation? (image source: asianbiz.sg) How is it that people around the world are able to share and communicate their cultures despite being so far from each other? Why is it that trade, travel, and communication cover a wider range of locations, ever so that before?... Continue Reading →

“Staging The Unstageable” – By Sayma Ahmed Shanta

“Staging The Unstageable” - By Sayma Ahmed Shanta “Staging the unstageable,” putting real life experiences on stage. As the cambridge.org online dictionary defines, the medieval Latin word, Verbatim, is the use of the same words that were originally used. (Dictionary.cambridge.org, 2017) Thus when Verbatim is conjoined with theatre, it implies the re-telling of a situation.... Continue Reading →

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