God References

Here is an article about religious references in Kendrick Lamar’s music. “Guess it’s evidence of divine presence” -Victory Lap “The world would not know Jesus Christ, if there was never Judas/ This knife that’s in my back’ll be the truth that introduced us.” – Bigger Than Life “I ain’t worried ’bout it, cus I know…

What Would Koreans Do?

Throughout my time in Korea, which was nearly ten years, I observed Koreans doing things that my Western sensibilities misunderstood. Koreans would hike mountains at the summit of which they would toast their achievement with a bottle of Soju. At the time I thought this was a strange practice. Alcohol was the last thing one…

Alfredo Goes to Oman

Alfredo Sanchez traded in his Spanish ways for those of the Middle East. No longer does he need to greet others with “¿como estas?”. A-sallam-alai-kum is more appropriate. Alfredo’s been to these parts before over the past two years where he lived and worked in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. With his new work contract,…

Tanzania Facts

Long Name: United Republic of Tanzania Location: Eastern Africa Area (in sq km): 947300 Capital: Dar es Salaam (administrative) Dodoma (legislative) Agricultural Products: coffee, sisal, tea, cotton, pyrethrum (insecticide made from chrysanthemums), cashew nuts, tobacco, cloves, corn, wheat, cassava (tapioca), bananas, fruits, vegetables; cattle, sheep, goats Demonym: Tanzanian(s) Agricultural Labor Force %: 80 Religions: Muslim,…

Mexico Facts

Long Name: United Mexican States Location: Middle America Area (in sq km): 1964375 Capital: Mexico City Agricultural Products: corn, wheat, soybeans, rice, beans, cotton, coffee, fruit, tomatoes; beef, poultry, dairy products; wood products Demonym: Mexican(s) Agricultural Labor Force %: 4.1 Religions: Roman Catholic, Protestant, Jehovah’s Witnesses Industrial Labor Force %: 34.2 Service Labor Force %:…