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.
Posted in Asia, Multiculturalism, Music
Tagged 2EN1, Arts, Asia, Girls' Generation, Justin Bieber, Korean wave, Kpop, Music, Musical ensemble, South Korea, United States, YouTube
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
April 13, 2012 in Fantasy, Info, Interesting
Tagged 13th, 14th floor, 4, Asia, asian, Chinese, English language, Folklore, four, Friday, Friday 13th, Friday the 13th, History of ancient Israel and Judah, Horror, Japan, Korea, Literature, Luck, Numerology, Superstition, wikipedia
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.
April 11, 2012 in Asia, Emergencies, News, World
Tagged 2012, 8.7, April, Asia, earthquake, india, Indian Ocean, Indonesia, Pacific, President of Indonesia, quake, Sumatra, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, tsunami, Tsunami warning system