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Of coffee, parking in Jakarta, and Indonesians' resistance to change

Leggi in italiano

If I had a working contract here, my contacts with the Indonesian culture would be frequent, deeper and far more interesting. As it is, I have to understand the underlying strata of such a complex culture through brief moments in my daily life. 1,738 more words


The Seduction of the Promise Ring

PART 29 – The weather was below zero and biting cold on the afternoon that Dale and Claudia returned to the Schiller farm. Fortunately, and in many ways thanks to Harti’s warning on the phone, they had been able to escape hastily from the log cabin, avoiding an embarrassing and most certainly violent encounter with Peter, as they made a run for it to the nearest village. 1,996 more words



This Saturday, I went to my first translation event in over twenty years. It was the twentieth annual conference of the New England Translators Association (NETA), and I was so happy to be there this year. 1,374 more words


Rock and River

Over the years I have had to battle the prejudice that comes with ethnocentricity, both in my culture (Indo-Sri Lankan) and that of my husband’s (German). 809 more words


Day 3: Cross Cultural Communication

“Knowing cultural differences is vital to any successful international business relationship,” stated Bertrand Agostini, professor at ICN, who led us through a workshop on cross cultural communication on our third day in Nancy. 121 more words


Time perspective across cultures and across time -research projects updates

These days besides my activities linked to organizing our Network’s next meeting in Copenhagen this August: Celebrating Time, which will run from 15 to 19 August, I’m also working on finalizing two research projects that we started some time ago. 197 more words

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