Oula’s Dilema

August 5, 2013 Rosalie Murphy 1

She has a potential way out, though it comes with an agonizing, impossible choice: She must decide whether to stay in a war zone, take care of her father and pray that they can survive. Or, she can use a relative’s help to get herself a visa to America, and leave her father to die alone.

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Gift-Giving Tradition Of Omiyage Runs Deep

January 17, 2013 Karen 0

Omiyage is the tradition of gift-giving that permeates Japanese culture. Holiday celebrations. Business meetings. Travel abroad. The Japanese are a nation of gift-givers, and their stores are filled with exquisitely wrapped mementos of all shapes and sizes.