A deeper dive into Filipino culture through their holidays

You can understand people more by learning their history. And there’s no better way to find out about a country’s history than by looking at their holidays, festivals, and celebrations.…

Taglish – the mastery of code-switching

There are numerous interesting topics on language and culture that we cover on our blog weekly. We have already talked about the colorful language of Tagalog, and we have talked…

5 Asian ways to call you a “foreigner” and the meaning behind them

Whether you’ve decided to settle in Asia for good or are just visiting, as a foreigner in Asia, you will want to be as fully prepared for Asian culture as…

Cultural differences: saying “no” in India – how to read between the lines

In this blog, we’re often writing about cultural differences and peculiarities – habits some cultures have adopted that some of us cannot even imagine. Today we are going to go…

The differences between Western and Eastern storytelling

This might come across as a topic that people rarely think about, but if you happen to be a fan of books and novels and have a background that involves…

About Chinese Fonts

When it comes to Chinese language, we don’t need to quote numbers and statistics to convince someone that it’s one of the most widely used languages in the world. Everyone…

Age & Asia: how old are we, according to the East Asian age reckoning?

While in the western world, asking someone about their age might be considered taboo (especially women) — if you travel to Korea, you’ll notice that the first thing someone will…

Ever wondered which Japanese fonts you should use?

Japanese language is a fascinating topic, and inspired by our Japanese week we decided to keep things going and provide you with some practical information regarding it. One of the…

Lao and Thai – same, same but not really

The shared history Thailand and Laos have long been considered as sibling countries, having shared a history even before the colonial era began. They share not only the same origin…

Similarities, despite the differences. What connects the East and the West?

“Humans are creatures driven by the idea of development. In this sense, different people have developed differently, which is very logical since progress is affected by desire and ambition as…