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Halloween Traditions Around the World

October 29, 2013 Comments

Many people might wonder where on earth Halloween originated? While it is very popular in Canada and the US with estimates stating that 65% of Americans decorate for Halloween and more candy is sold on Halloween than on any other US holiday, it is less popular around the world but is growing in its ...

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Culture Curation
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Culture, Halloween, Translation Blog
Chinese Culture and Travel Part II

October 16, 2013 Comments

I have lived in the United States for over 8 years since 2005 and I am very fortunate to go back to Taiwan at least once a year. It has been very interesting to see how things evolve and scenes change over the years. In Year 2008 the Taiwan policy of travel restrictions for Mainland China citizens t...

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Country Specific
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China, Chinese, Travel, Culture
It’s all Greek to me: A personal look at the multilingual, multicultural experience

August 29, 2013 Comments

As localization professionals we are all immersed in the business of language and technology, naturally. However we all too often forget that behind the business and technology of the language services profession, before the mechanics of localization, comes in, we have the actual language and with i...

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Culture Curation
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Culture, Multilingual, Translation Blog
Good Manners Translates into Good Business

June 27, 2013 Comments

Recently the Chinese president, Xi Jinping and “first lady”, Peng Liyuan, visited Trinidad & Tobago my home country and caused quite a stir when he held an umbrella over his wife’s head. A gesture not so common in most Asian countries: China's First Lady Peng Liyuan Brings Rare Glamour to U.S. Summi...

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Culture Curation
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Cultural traditions, Localization, Culture, Translation Blog
Chinese Culture and Travel - Part I

June 18, 2013 Comments

Most Chinese people love taking group pictures! As a Chinese growing up in Taiwan, I was not aware of this fact until I travelled to France and later Hawaii for an extended period of time to study abroad and complete a voluntary assignment. I brought the pictures of mine along with me on these trips...

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Country Specific
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China, Chinese, Travel, Culture
Culture and Translation Services in Qatar

August 09, 2012 Comments

This blog touches on the importance of cultural awareness and languages when expanding your business into Qatar marketplace. It gives insight into Arabic language and everyday social interactions you may encounter whilst doing business or visiting this very modern and diverse country. A society’s...

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Country Specific
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Qatar, Doha, Culture, Arabic Translation

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