Tagged with globalization

Russia, LGBT Rights, and the 2014 Winter Olympics

Russia, LGBT Rights, and the 2014 Winter Olympics

While walking around Downtown LA, I noticed that there was an LGBT flag attached to the Sister Cities signpost near city hall. Upon closer observation, the flag was hanging from the St. Petersburg marker which pointed the way to the Russian city. If you’ve been paying attention to current global affairs, then you can see … Continue reading

Crossing Continents: Tulips and Globalization

Crossing Continents: Tulips and Globalization

At first glance, the words “tulips” and “globalization” featured in this post’s title may sound completely random in relation to each other, but as you should know, everything is connected to globalization in one way or another. So let’s talk tulip. Mental Floss made a post earlier today featuring a video by Stephane Kaas called … Continue reading

The Bruin Brand

The Bruin Brand

Last week, my friend posted a link on Facebook leading to a website for a UCLA clothing retailer based in London. I figured it would be a great way to start talking about global issues again on this blog, considering that most of my posts have been dealing with my random adventures lately. What really … Continue reading

Sushi Mania

Sushi Mania

Last Saturday, I went out to eat sushi at Sushi Stop with two of my friends and it made me excited both because I got to see my friends again and because now I can write a post about sushi that is relevant to something that just happened. Yes, I have been waiting to write … Continue reading

The Pentecostal Presence

The Pentecostal Presence

In my cultural geography class, we just finished the chapter covering religion and how universalizing religions such as Islam, Christianity, and Buddhism grew out of their respective hearths and spread. This reminded me of another example of globalized religion that doesn’t get as much attention but is just as interesting, if not more — Pentecostalism. … Continue reading

Globalizing Halloween

Globalizing Halloween

Halloween is one of the most celebrated holidays in the United States today, but that wasn’t always the case. In fact, Halloween was rather unknown to much of the population and wasn’t celebrated by pockets of Americans until the arrival of Irish immigrants who were escaping the potato famine of the mid-1800s. With the mass … Continue reading

Interview with a Dictator’s Grandson

Interview with a Dictator’s Grandson

Kim Han-Sol, one of the grandsons of North Korea’s infamous Kim Jong-Il, did an interview recently with former UN Undersecretary-General and Finnish Minister of Defense Elisabeth Rehn in which he spoke about his life growing up and his studies at the United World College in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Born in Pyongyang in 1995, Kim Han-Sol … Continue reading

Call Me Maybe

Call Me Maybe

I got my first cell phone when I was in middle school. It was a relatively simple device that had a black-and-white screen and was useful for basic phone calls that were supposed to be reserved for mostly emergencies and when I wanted to get picked up from school. I still used the land line … Continue reading