Tag Archives: Asia

K-Pop Phenomenon and 2EN1


I am still trying to understand the phenomenon of K-Pop. I am amazed at the popularity of the group (2NE1) and their fan base. What’s more amazing is the fact that some of the younger generation seemed to not understand how I could “not know what K-Pop is”? Well I definitely know what it is now, after being formally “trained and quizzed on the music of K-Pop”. However, in case you don’t know, below is a link to one of the most popular bands in Asia.

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Friday the 13th and things you may not know about superstition in Asian cultures


Deutsch: Freitag der 13. im Kalender English: ...

Deutsch: Freitag der 13. im Kalender English: Circling Friday the 13th date on calendar with marker (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I am always fascinated by culture and superstition. In particular I find the number 4 interesting. The Number 4 is considered an unlucky number in many Asian cultures. Many numbered product lines skip the “4”, so if you have something you are marketing, please remember to keep that in mind. In recognizing Friday the 13th, here is an interesting post on Chinese superstitions. There are still some that adhere many superstitions traditionally. Here are the most popular superstitions and believes.

Friday the 13th and things you may not know about superstition in the Chinese culture

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NDMA rules out tsunami threat after 8.7 quake strikes off Indonesia


NDMA rules out tsunami threat to India after 8.7 quake strikes off Indonesia

The Indonesian president said on Wednesday there was no immediate threat of a tsunami from an 8.6-magnitude earthquake that struck off Sumatra island.

Indonesia has issued its own tsunami warning and an Indian Ocean-wide alert was also issued after the quake, but President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said there was no immediate threat.