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CULTURAL ACCLIMATIZATION

The famed old saying goes, “When in Rome, do as the Romans do.” When we interact with people of different cultures, we need to be sensitive to their cultural norms. 202 more words

SNIPPETS

IMPACTING THROUGH PROPER MANNERS

Though I myself have never been out of the USA, in my 50 years, I have had the honor of meeting people from other countries. They look very lost and confused. 385 more words

SNIPPETS

“IS PEPPERONI MADE OF PIG?” – ME & THE 10 YEAR OLD LEARNING HOW TO ACT APPROPRIATELY

I experienced some pains this week of relearning social norms and basic manners in this culture. I am no longer new here, but it did remind me that because I wasn’t raised here there will continually be situations where I am needing to learn. 1,364 more words

Life

Was El Greco Astigmatic?

On the 7th of April 1614, the famous painter, sculptor and architect of the Spanish Renaissance El Greco, née Doménikos Theotokópoulos, died in Toledo, Spain. 762 more words

Art

Modern Art History 101 Part 2- Mannerism: The Offspring of the High Rennaisance

When I was in college, I remember that I had taken a Art History 101 class as an elective and was totally sucked in by the experience. 437 more words

Culture Shock in China

                            (Based on MY experience in Shenzhen)

Anyone who has lived outside their home surroundings or abroad can tell you that ‘culture shock’ is inevitable. 5,330 more words

Life

Michelangelo's strange stairway at the Laurentian Library, Florence

How can a stairway start an architectural revolution?

When it’s designed by Michelangelo.

Construction on the Laurentian Library of Florence began in 1525, and plans for the vestibule and stairwell to the reading room were conceived by Michelangelo when he was 50 years old.  446 more words

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