Culture

Culture is what defines us. It is everything.

Every culture is beautiful in its own different way and the team all love learning about our own and other’s cultures. Studying culture is a great way of opening our minds and gaining a greater understanding of humanity. We all carry with us our own perceptions of cultures and they are all unique and a wide knowledge of different cultures can do wonders for our relationships and communication skills.

For resources on culture, just pick a country and have a look around:

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Culture

Send In The Clown! Review: IT (2017) *NO SPOILERS*

  The scene was set, tucked away in the quaint and beautiful Cottage Road Cinema in Leeds, popcorn in hand and boyfriend dutifully ready for me to curl against him in fear, like a puppy on bonfire night. I had expected the coming experience to be a jump-scare riddled gore-fest, but Andy Muschietti’s take on … Continue reading Send In The Clown! Review: IT (2017) *NO SPOILERS*

Claddagh rings – The IRL relationship status!

Today, when we meet someone new that we’re romantically interested in, one of the first things we are likely to do is go on Facebook (or Twitter, Instagram – even Linked in, if we’re really desperate) and check their Relationship Status for the all clear that we want to see before we pursue a relationship. … Continue reading Claddagh rings – The IRL relationship status!

Why Korean food should be on your menu

Whether you are a student, living alone, living with others, bringing up a family or, y’know, just need to eat, we can all agree that eating well these days is more effort and expense than ever. We’ve become so used to being fed garbage food that claims to be good for us, while slowly poisoning … Continue reading Why Korean food should be on your menu

Think Like A Native – Using your thoughts to improve your language skills

  In learning languages like Japanese and Korean, I have found one of the best ways of privately encouraging my learning, especially when unable to communicate with others in that language, is to make effort to communicate with myself. Over recent months, due to breaking up with my Korean ex-boyfriend and terribly missing my Japanese … Continue reading Think Like A Native – Using your thoughts to improve your language skills

What is ‘Oppa’?

Since Psy’s ‘Gangnam Style’ went viral worldwide in 2012, more people around the world have been aware of Korea and its pop culture. With that comes the typical questions that come with exploring a country with a completely different language and culture. One part of Korea that a lot of people are still baffled by … Continue reading What is ‘Oppa’?

Random Acts of Kindness

We’ve all seen videos on Youtube and Facebook about people going out and doing random acts of kindness for others. They fill us up with that warm fuzzy feeling as unsuspecting people are shown gestures of kindness and good will. It’s really easy to watch these videos, but a lot of people don’t feel like … Continue reading Random Acts of Kindness

My Experiences: Getting a Tattoo

I love tattoos. It is becoming more and more common knowledge (I suppose since I got my first openly visible tattoo) that I love them and take great pride in the tats that I have. I’ve written before about the cultural views on tattoos and answered a few of your questions on them and their … Continue reading My Experiences: Getting a Tattoo

Mushy Geek Reviews: Big Hero 6 – Love never felt so cuddly

Despite being released in the U.S in November of last year, Disney’s Big Hero 6 has only just yesterday (January 30th) been released in UK cinemas. I was lucky enough to score tickets to take my sister (with whom I share a love of movies about friendship and sibling bonding) to see a preview showing … Continue reading Mushy Geek Reviews: Big Hero 6 – Love never felt so cuddly

Learning Language Like A Baby

Learning a language is easier than people think. Just look at yourself now, you are reading an article written in English by someone probably very very far away from where you are. You most likely learnt this language as a young baby – as your native tongue – or perhaps you learnt the language later … Continue reading Learning Language Like A Baby

K-Drama and Actor Names in Korean

It’s great being a foreign consumer of Korean dramas. We get the benefit of having an outsider appreciation for them and can enjoy the community of people to whom these shows are a luxury, not just everyday viewing that can be taken for granted. As an outside consumer, you get the experience of getting to … Continue reading K-Drama and Actor Names in Korean