Tag: culture & holidays

  • Craft Ideas for Your Halloween Party
    Craft Ideas for Your Halloween Party

    Simple and easy to execute ideas for healthy treats and spooky decorations for Halloween. By Donatella Lazzari   Whether you see Halloween as a trick or a treat, enjoying this celebration has become a cross-culture/country experience thanks to all the themed decorations and merchandising available from the little shops in Chinatown to all the high-end […]

  • Back to Japanese School Over the Summer Holidays  夏休み、我が家の場合
    Back to Japanese School Over the Summer Holidays 夏休み、我が家の場合

    This Japanese mum sent her two boys to school during the summer holidays. She has no regrets, in fact, she recommends it to other parents too. Here’s why. By Akiko Cayne [日本語記事へ] Article 26 of the Japanese Constitution states that “All people shall be obligated to have all boys and girls under their protection receive […]

  • The Three A’s of Travel with Kids
    The Three A’s of Travel with Kids

    Looking for ways to keep your children engaged and make the most of a family trip? It might help to remember the Three As! Text & photos by Nori Brixen   My advice for parents planning a trip with kids is to remember the Three A’s: Adventure, Animals and Activities. It works for my four […]

  • Roaring Forward
    Roaring Forward

    Tigers must continue to exist on this earth so that future generations can see and learn about this majestic cat. Here are a few facts about our tigers, and some tips on how we could save them from becoming extinct. By Vanasobhin Kasemsrina Ayudhaya At the beginning of the year, there was a lot of […]

  • All Aboard! To Ayutthaya on a Steam Locomotive 蒸気機関車で行く アユタヤへの旅
    All Aboard! To Ayutthaya on a Steam Locomotive 蒸気機関車で行く アユタヤへの旅

    Four times a year, a special steam locomotive departs from Hua Lamphong to famous heritage sites in Thailand. Your child, not to mention the child in you, is sure to enjoy the ride! Words and photos by Nobuko Cate Katsura / Translated by Ema Naito-Bhakdi [日本語記事へ]   With 4,000km of rail, the State Railways of […]

  • Why Orphanages Are Part of the Problem, Not the Solution
    Why Orphanages Are Part of the Problem, Not the Solution

    Are orphanages necessarily the best answer to care and provide for children without parents? Human rights lawyer Wanchi Tang provides a deeper understanding of the complex issue of ‘institutionalizing’ children. By Wanchi Tang   For ages, well-intending people have been volunteering for and/or donating to orphanages in order to help out those in need. However, […]