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How to write letters in Japanese?

How to write letters in Japanese?

While e-mail and instant messaging makes communicating with someone a trivial matter, there are some situations where a handwritten letter can still be appreciated. Indeed, the fact that letters are so rarely received from person to person makes them all the more cherished; even a person's handwriting can remind others of that person and all of the warm feelings expressed in the words that written by that hand. One particular occasion where technology's advance holds no sway would be "nengajou," Japanese New Year's cards. These treasured holiday trinkets are never sent through any other means than traditional postage. Most Japanese...

The greatest airport in the world

The greatest airport in the world

No one likes to have a long layover at an airport. When you are on a long flight you at least know that you are getting closer to your final destination. When you are stuck in an airport it feels like time wasted. Watching a movie or playing on your phone can help but there are only so many hours you can watch and I prefer to save that time for the plane. So what can you do? You can roam the terminals looking for somewhere to charge your phone, you can buy an expensive neck pillow, or you can...

Seven islands that sponsor your move

Seven islands that sponsor your move

Wanting to do some island living and say goodbye to a fast paced lifestyle forever? How about packing your bags and shipping off to an island that will actually reward you for moving there? From sponsoring your move to helping you start a business there, these islands will give you the life of luxury and relaxation you've dreamed of. Sark, England Located in the Channel Islands, Sark is a tax free isle and is trying to get its population to 1000. Since the island is car-free, it is a hiking and biking paradise. Enjoy stargazing? Sark is a certified "dark...

Is printing money overseas a risk?

Is printing money overseas a risk?

Printing money is a process that most of us are pretty aware of. We know that governments have to print money regularly to replace any money that has become damaged over time. This adds up, with the U.S. alone printing over US$500 million a day to keep up its demand. Yet we know there is not actually a government minister printing the notes, so who is? In the U.S. it is a legal requirement that the money is printed within the border of the country but for many other countries, it is not. This brings the question of whether it...

Was “Rock around the clock” the first-ever rock n’ roll song to be recorded?

Was “Rock around the clock” the first-ever rock n’ roll song to be recorded?

Which song, according to you, was the first Rock ‘n’ Roll record to be recorded? Most people believed that “Rock Around the Clock” was the first song ever recorded in this genre; however, this widespread belief is not valid. In fact, “Rock Around the Clock” record was not even the first Rock song recorded by Bill Haley. However, it is true that “Rock Around the Clock” was the first song that hit #1 rank on the pop charts. How did rock music come into existence? The brilliance of Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, Little Richard, Elvis Presley, and many more, transformed...

Discovering Kin-Ball, A Sport Like No Other

Discovering Kin-Ball, A Sport Like No Other

What is the worst thing about team sports? The team aspect! So often you play with a team and there is that one player who just thinks he/she is better than everyone else. You pass them the ball, ask for the pass back, and it never comes. They hold the ball for eternity, certain that they are so good they deserve to keep it. How would you solve this issue? It appears one sport has come up with the perfect solution. Enter Kin-Ball. Kin-Ball is a simple sport that appears to have solved the issue of selfish players by making...

Unravelling the truth of The Great Chicago Fire

Unravelling the truth of The Great Chicago Fire

There has been a myth for so long that a cow owned by Kate O’Leary started the Great Chicago Fire. According to the myth, the cow kicked the lit lantern that started the flames. The story then became the subject of kids’ poetry: Late one night, when we were all in bed, Mrs. O’Leary lit a lantern in the shed. Her cow kicked it over, Then winked her eye and said, “There’ll be a hot time in the old town tonight!” Destruction by The Great Chicago Fire: The fire claimed somewhere near about 3.3 square miles of Chicago, Illinois. The...

How to visit Europe without leaving the US

How to visit Europe without leaving the US

Europe is an incredible place to travel to. There are so many countries that are so close to each other that it offers the opportunity to sample a variety of cultures within a short distance and over a limited amount of time. The cultures are pretty impressive too. Whether it is the laid back Italian approach to life and incredible cuisine or the simple farming culture of the Dutch, there is beauty in every country in both the landscape and the people. During coronavirus, though it is difficult to get to Europe and tougher still to travel between countries. While...

Did you know that the Battle of Gettysburg started because of shoes?

Did you know that the Battle of Gettysburg started because of shoes?

Battle of Gettysburg is known as the bloodiest battle in America. The three days long brutal battle was fought in the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Situated at the junction of 10 roads at a time when most places were served by either one or two lanes, and it was only about 30 miles away from two key supply routes, it shouldn’t be very much surprising that the Confederate and Union troops ran into each other in Gettysburg. What is the surprising part about the Battle of Gettysburg is that many historians believe that the battle was started because of new...

The ancient crocodile that will give you nightmares

The ancient crocodile that will give you nightmares

When we think of thousands of years ago it can be easy to get confused. Game of Thrones is a completely fictional show despite many, many, people on the internet believing it is set during a certain period of history. Dragons are not real, there was never an animal that could breathe fire and fly through the air. Yet the inspiration for dragons and many stories like that in Game of Thrones does come from real life. Today we do have Komodo dragons that walk the Earth and in the past dinosaurs did roam the world. Yet humans and dinosaurs...

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