Things America should adopt from foreign cultures

Today I was reminiscing on the things I really missed in foreign countries that I just cannot find in America.  There were things I really missed about America when I was abroad, but I have been back awhile and am now taking them for granted.  So, my mind longs for these things and in case there are any who can bring them about let me list them here.  Please feel free to add comments if you can think of any others.

I.  From Japan

1. Techno Toilets

–  The toilets in Japan are far superior to those in the USA which basically have not changed in the past 100 years.

Today I was reminiscing on the things I really missed in foreign countries that I just cannot find in America.  There were things I really missed about America when I was abroad, but I have been back awhile and am now taking them for granted.  So, my mind longs for these things and in case there are any who can bring them about let me list them here.  Please feel free to add comments if you can think of any others.

I.  From Japan

1. Techno Toilets

–  The toilets in Japan are far superior to those in the USA which basically have not changed in the past 100 years.

From Study to Work for Study Abroad Students

I just got the idea for this post after exchanging messages with a good friend of mine who is currently studying in France at the prestigious Sciences Po in Paris.  He is about to graduate and is looking into the job market.

It occurred to me that this is something all study abroad students face and can be a challenging time.  Actually, most students return to their home countries but a few have had so much fun and so many incredible experiences that they do not want to leave.  (I don’t blame them)

I just got the idea for this post after exchanging messages with a good friend of mine who is currently studying in France at the prestigious Sciences Po in Paris.  He is about to graduate and is looking into the job market.

It occurred to me that this is something all study abroad students face and can be a challenging time.  Actually, most students return to their home countries but a few have had so much fun and so many incredible experiences that they do not want to leave.  (I don’t blame them)

My View – Guest-Teaching Chinese, and Learning America

Just read an article in the New York times entitled “Guest-Teaching Chinese, and Learning America.”

The article piqued my interest in that I’m all for building bridges between cultures and this program is a wonderful way to help American students learn the language of a country that will be (and is already) very important on the world stage.  The article on the overall was very good but there was one statement that I take great issue with.

This is what separates those who have lived abroad (or really try hard to understand other cultures) vs. those with a closed mentality and believe everyone and everything should be more like America.  Here is the statement:

Just read an article in the New York times entitled “Guest-Teaching Chinese, and Learning America.”

The article piqued my interest in that I’m all for building bridges between cultures and this program is a wonderful way to help American students learn the language of a country that will be (and is already) very important on the world stage.  The article on the overall was very good but there was one statement that I take great issue with.

This is what separates those who have lived abroad (or really try hard to understand other cultures) vs. those with a closed mentality and believe everyone and everything should be more like America.  Here is the statement:

Vietnam Business Entertainment – KPMG First Fridays

Big surprise for me recently.  I was going through all my old Vietnam contacts for information I could use on my blog which lead me to the company “Events Vietnam”.  I remember this company well since they were the ones that as their name implies, put on business events.  A bit of history is in order but first let me get to my main point.

I AM IN THIS VIDEO AND I JUST FOUND OUT!  I EVEN AM THE MAIN ATTRACTION IN THE SPLIT SCREEN AND NEVER RECEIVED ANY ROYALTIES! (Just kidding about the Royalties)
From original website:  Events Vietnam