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Ramadan - The Month of Blessings

June 23, 2014 Comments

Ramadan is a holy month for approximately 1 billion Muslims around the world. It is considered as the month of blessings. The Islamic calendar also known as the Hijri calendar is a lunar calendar. It contains 12 months which are based on the position of the moon. Since the 12 synodic months only tot...

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Ramadan, Traditions, Culture, Arabic
Lost in Translation: Movie Titles in Other Languages

March 10, 2014 Comments

Have you ever wondered how they come up with movie titles in other languages? Surprisingly, movie titles are not that easy to translate into different languages and they can get lost in translation. Often the titles need more than just simple translation or transliteration; they need localization an...

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Translation, Localization, Culture
Chinese Culture & Travel Part III: New China Tourism Law

December 30, 2013 Comments

In April this year in China, a new tourism law was approved which took into effect on October 1st. This new law is intended to improve the in country’s tourism industry. In my Chinese Culture and Travel Part I blog, I shared some opinions on why most Chinese preferred to travel in groups and typi...

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China, Chinese, Travel, Culture
Christmas Traditions Around The World

December 18, 2013 Comments

Christmas is one of the most important celebrations of joy and happiness around the world. I personally enjoy Christmas with immense fervor and enthusiasm. In Argentina, we officially start getting ready for Christmas on December 8th. That is the day when the whole family, especially the kids, en...

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GPI Tribute to Nelson Mandela

December 09, 2013 Comments

In recent days, people all over the world have been paying tribute to one of our generation’s greatest civil rights leaders and freedom fighters, and rightly so. Born on July 18, 1918 Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was as a brave, relentless anti-apartheid revolutionary and impassioned philanthropist....

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Localization, Culture, Africa
Thanksgiving Around the World

November 26, 2013 Comments

Thanksgiving has been officially celebrated in the US since 1863 when President Abraham Lincoln declared the final Thursday of November a public holiday. However it dates back to an earlier, three-day celebration in 1621 when English settlers, known as pilgrims, gave thanks to God for their first ha...

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