Robots and Elderly Care, Japanese Style

In Japan, the population of the elderly continues to increase, so finding solutions to improve the quality of life of the aged is a priority.  As a nation who loves gadgets, it’s no wonder that in some situations they now use robots to care for the elderly. In Western society, this would sound extremely inhumane.  …

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How Do We Teach Asian Respect to Children in Today’s World

Today I heard that a friend of mine is going to be a new grandparent!  How exciting to welcome new life into this world! It just seems like yesterday when my husband and I were going to be new parents.   With each birth, I experienced excitement and anxiety combined with the physical discomforts of pregnancy.   Welcoming our little babies …

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Learn the International Laundry Symbols to Take Care of Your Clothes

Now that my boys are in college I realized that there are things I never bothered teaching them and this is one of them: laundry symbols. These are the symbols on the tag placed inside your clothes, where they describe the fabric content and the recommended laundry method. It may seem obvious to many but …

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The Benefits of Living With Grandparents

In Asia, it is custom to take care of your parents, so multi-generations under one roof is extremely common. Traditionally, in many Asian cultures, the oldest son takes responsibility for the care of parents. If you had no son, sometimes the families would find a husband for their daughters who would be willing to join …

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How a French Exchange Student Reminded Me to Keep an Open Heart and Open Mind

Many think of Feng Shui as a superstitious practice. But we cannot judge without actually taking the time to learn the truth.  With time and age our minds and hearts become more closed.  When we see pure emotions we remember to keep our hearts and minds open. Recently, I was fortunate to be reminded of …

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