Tag Archive: American Culture

September 10th, 2014 by | Tags: , | 1 Comment »

Dear America, You have been a wonderful country, and I will always be proud to be a United States citizen.  You do make a huge impact on the world.  Your people create incredible products with recognizable brand names that are used by millions of people around the world.  That includes Apple’s products, Coca Cola, Google, […]

September 4th, 2011 by | Tags: , | No Comments »

When I travel and stay with host families, my duties not only include participating in host families’ activities, having good manners, and learning about their culture, but also teaching them about my own culture.  One of my goals when traveling is to teach them information that they could never learn in classroom and/or from a […]

October 3rd, 2010 by | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

NPR posted an interesting article about how people who are living on the brink of poverty level shop at the end of each month, as soon as they receive their check for food.  What’s incredibly fascinating about the story is how analysts interpret why and how people shop during certain times such as at mid-night […]

September 30th, 2010 by | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

While there are billionaires and millionaires who enjoy being materialistic by owning yachts, a few mansions, Rolls-Royce, and diamonds, there are those who are consumption-conscious.  An article featured a few consumption-conscious billionaires such as Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, and Carlos Slim Helu, the CEO of Telmex, Telcel and America Movil.  While it may […]

September 5th, 2010 by | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Obsessive Consumption depicts an illustrious narration of drawings by Kate Bingaman-Burt who tells the story of her consuming products on day-to-day basis.  A 3.50-dollar calculator, a Scotch tape and dispenser, 99-cents fake mustaches, a six-pack of energy saving light bulbs, a wireless mouse from Apple, a Clorox spray, and a black diamond plastic ring are […]