What to expect on April Fools’ Day

I am a big practical joker. For many years, my brother and I have had what we affectionately call a “Prank War” declared on one another. The jokes we play are completely harmless, and our main goal is to make each other laugh. For example, one day my brother returned...

Americans Approach to Food…. and Life

How a country approaches dinner often reflects their approach to the rest of life, and America is no different. When attempting to understand a new culture the first step is often to learn about their food and the traditions and rituals that surround a meal. As one of...

Holi: Festival of Colors

Holi is a Hindu holiday in India and Nepal, it is also known as “festival of colors”. The festival includes a wide variety of powdered colors and celebratory items in terms of food and rituals throughout the holiday. Holi signifies the defeat of evil, arrival of...

Don’t Lick a Gift Horse in the Mouth???

An idiom is a group of words that carry an established meaning based on their common usage. Idioms are closely tied to the culture they originate in and make little or no sense to those outside of that particular cultural group. Perhaps you have tried to translate...