Armenian Music and Its Impact on the Armenian Culture
The rich culture of Armenia is a veritable collage of different elements that are embedded finely and woven intricately. One of the most important elements, tying the people of Armenia in one common thread, is its music. Armenian music has its own unique flavor, yet it is perfectly blended with the neighboring countries like Russia, Georgia and Iran.Life in the Philippines
Living in Asia has its rewards, but also unique drawbacks. I am a retired engineer from America, who decided to move to the Philippines for the rest of my life. Living in the Asia may not be the best choice for everyone, but for me, this is paradise. Since I cannot yet speak Tagalog, I found someone to be my life partner who has studied English and used it regularly. Her dad was a high school principal and also taught English. She has been my lover, my closest friend, my confidant, and my guide. We have rarely been apart since I arrived. I thank God everyday for her and her family. They have made sure that my adjustment to this island has been safe and happy.China’s Renminbi – Our Currency, Your Problem
This case introduces the basics of monetary economics and demonstrating practical applications of monetary policies and exchange rates that pertain to business decisions. Supporting this case study will be a discussion on the exchange rate policy that China has adopted preceding and following 1978, a year in which significant economic liberation took place. Events within the past couple of years that took place in China concerning their exchange rate regime were deemed highly controversial by members of China’s trade partners. The first objective of this essay is to trace the history of this discord surrounding China’s currency, the Renminbi (RMB). Next, questions from the case will be discussed. Lastly, the case will be made up-to-date with a brief excerpt concerning the current state of affairs surrounding this issue.Red Dawn
The 1984 film “Red Dawn” projected our worst Cold War nightmare onto the big screen: Soviet paratroopers, backed by Cuban and Nicaraguan infantry, sweeping across the Great Plains and threatening to destroy the American way of life. It did not matter that the story was ridiculous. MGM is scheduled to release a “Red Dawn” remake this year. But this time, the invaders will come from Asia.Beware A Socialist Dictator With No Heirs Giving Gifts and Milking it to Stay in Power
One way socialists get into power is to promise the masses all sorts of things, mostly they promise them hope, prosperity, employment, higher standard of living, and change. Unfortunately, once they get into power the people begin to see that those were all hollow promises. To stay in power the socialist leader attempts to deliver on his promise, generally by commandeering (aka stealing) or taxing wealth from one group and then spreading it around to the masses to keep them happy.Hong Kong and The Elderly Underground Army
A tourist visiting here has no reason to think about the plight of the elderly here and why should they, but it is quite possible they will take pictures of what seems like an army of very elderly people (both male and female) scavenging for cardboard boxes and going through rubbish bins for empty bottles and cans and wonder about this subject whilst they are here. After all this is the jewel of Asia, not some third world cesspit.War on Corruption in India
India ranks 150 in the international corruption index. The demon corruption has taken hold of all the vitals of public life. While almost everyone resigned to its acceptance, there came a warrior Anna Hazare. A very inconspicuous looking 71 year old but with national agenda against the graft. He has caught imagination of the nation.Can Hamas and Fatah Now Agree?
Is it possible that peace can be achieved in the Middle East when two fanctions within the Palestinian Authority are at odds? This week Hamas and Fatah received invitations from Cairo to ‘kiss and make up.’BRIC Countries: Engines of Economic Growth and Development
The four, large developing BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China) have the demographic and economic potential to rank among the world’s largest and most influential economies in the 21st century. Together, the four original BRIC countries comprise more than 2.8 billion people or 40 percent of the world’s population, cover over a quarter of the world’s land area over three continents, and account for more than 25 percent of global GDP.Foreboding Events – Southeast Asia
Present day events leading up to the impending elections in Kingdom of Thailand. What southeast Asia really should be getting from the U.S. Government. How these seemingly minuscule changes could really help the people of southeast Asia and Americans at home!