Objets ‘d Internet
May 29, 2010
By Prisma News
By Prisma News
- Western brands with distinctly Eastern flavors Crystal and Bryan are living in Singapore and recently discovered that when it comes to snack food, Singaporean tastes lean toward seafood. Exhibit A: the iconic Pringles chips, which come in flavors like Seaweed, Soft-shell crab and Grilled Shrimp. Bonus: Wikepedia entry on the many international flavors of Lay’s chips.
- True globalization What is globalization? It’s the Colombian office of an Indian consulting firm being staffed with Uruguayans who report to a boss in Argentina. So says this Slate article about this instance of so-called “south-south” trade, or trade between developing countries.
- Cool Japan” no longer cuts it Roland Kelts, author of “Japanamerica: How Japanese Pop Culture Has Invaded the U.S.” wonders if Japan’s cool factor, typified by anime, manga, bleeding-edge mobile phones and the like, isn’t on the wane.
- Guest-Teaching Chinese, and Learning America As part of a Chinese-government sponsored exchange program, Zheng Yue came to Oklahoma to teach Chinese. What she discovered about the culture and habits of American high school students was a shocker.
- The Netherlands, on a first-name basis If you think the Netherlands is a monolithic cultural entity, think again. A study of some 4.2 million children born between 1983 and 2007 found distinct patterns in how parents name their children – patterns that reflect underlying ethnic, religious and cultural differences.