Every country and culture has its own superstitions, especially when it comes to numbers. In the US, for example, the number 13 is considered bad luck, and it’s why you’ll rarely see a 13th floor in hotels and some taller buildings. On the other hand, the number 7 is considered lucky, especially when there are three 7s in a row.
Some people are so averse to certain numbers that they avoid buying houses or getting phone numbers and license plates with their unlucky numbers. They’ll also avoid certain dates that have unlucky numbers (Friday the 13th, for example).
Trigger warning: This article discusses eating disorders.
The only food Lauren Kim really wanted to eat during her eating disorder was Korean food. Her relationship with the cuisine had been complex since she was 5 years old. Her fellow students’ comments on her lunches made her feel different, so she would ask her mother for peanut butter and jelly sandwiches instead of bulgogi. Years later, homesick at college and grappling with newly raised questions about race and identity, Korean food was all she wanted to eat.
A sandwich shop in Wisconsin is being accused of cultural appropriation by Asian Americans after releasing a limited edition veggie sub that they are calling banh mi.
When you leave your home country, you are bound to miss a lot of stuff from the motherland.
From traditional delicacies, such as balut and holiday activities like New Year fireworks, here are a few things that Filipino immigrants probably miss from the Philippines after moving abroad to study, work or live a better life.
Logan Paul does not think he was being culturally insensitive when he displayed his obnoxious behavior during his infamous trip to Japan earlier this year.
Paul, who earned universal outrage after posting the “suicide forest” video in January, recently sat down with popular filmmaker/YouTube creator Casey Neistat for a one-on-one interview.
Chicken feet have long been part of many of the world’s cuisines — in Asia, China, Indonesia, South Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Thailand are just some countries that have their own special ways of preparing it.
But not everyone in these places eats chicken, let alone its feet. Why some do is puzzling for those who don’t — after all, a chicken only has one pair, so it’s unlikely an everyday dish.
Beyond ninjas and anime, Japan is home to a lot of other fascinating things that citizens of the outside world are just beginning to discover.
The richness of the country’s culture, plus the inventiveness and creativity of its people, has led to many amazing trends, innovations, and practices that foreigners can only wish they had in their home country.
Chinese archaeologists verified the long-held claim that the Middle Kingdom is 5,000 years old.
Time and again, Chinese officials and state media have asserted that the country holds 5,000 years of history, but such claim has since been disputed for the lack of hard evidence.
In the wake of rampant and terrifyingly blatant racism that transports us into an alternate reality stuck in the previous century or older, we become curious of socio-cultural events that would somehow explain the roots of such idiocy.
For starters, the least one can do is get facts straight, so that in the unfortunate happenstance that another idiot forces someone to speak a language because of where his/her feet are, one hell of a schooling session can break loose.
Keziah Daum, the American teenager who stirred a massive debate online for wearing a traditional Chinese dress to prom, has received praise and support from Chinese netizens.
The 18-year-old student from Utah was heavily criticized on Twitter for her Chinese qipao, or cheongsam dress, with many accusing her of “cultural appropriation.”