International Recipes from Students in Australia

Tesfanesh Abate from Ethiopia Ageresh Abate and Awoke Abate from Ethiopia helped with the preparation. Alicha is like a stew or casserole, and the Ethiopian name for this is a wat. Stews are very popular in my country. Alicha, a more delicately seasoned Wat (stew), contains no berbere (chili). It is often eaten at home, and it is also served … Read more

A Visit to an Amish Community

After studying the Amish lifestyle in class in Japan, a Japanese girl has the opportunity to visit an Amish community in Pennsylvania. Wow! I was very impressed when I first visited an Amish family. I was visiting the family of my former sociology professor Vasantkumar who lives near Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and they asked me if … Read more

Venezuelans Love Arepas!

Jennifer Risso from Venezuela tells us about a favorite Venezuelan food made of corn flour. Arepas are the most typical food in Venezuela. It is an easy food that you can make in only a few minutes. Arepas are made of corn flour. They are like bread in other countries. You can eat them anytime, everywhere and with whatever … Read more

New Year’s Customs Worldwide

Wishing for Luck, Eating Special Foods How do people around the world celebrate the coming of the New Year? There are many and varied customs from one country to another, ranging from watching fireworks to eating special foods. Some customs are very surprising or amusing, such as the Thai custom of throwing water on people … Read more

International Recipes from Students in Australia

Kaima Bona Gatoi Chile Sweet Potato and Eggplant Crisp Rachel Smith from Papua New Guinea There are 850 languages in my country. The 3 main national language are Pidgin, Motu, and English. The average Papua New Guinean speaks 5 languages. I speak the 3 main languages, my mother’s language and my father’s language. This is … Read more

International Proverbs: Simple Truths

In each country, proverbs and sayings provide insights into simple truths and beliefs of the people. In this section, some learners of English share the meanings of proverbs from their own countries. Japanese Proverb about Practicality and Beauty In English: Dumplings are better than cherry blossoms “Hanami” means going to see the cherry blossoms. The cherry blossom … Read more

Endless Love – A Korean Folk Tale

An original tale written by Ji-Young Lee from Korea There was a village named ‘Sa-rang’ in Korea. The village had two flowers that cried when a couple passed nearby. These flowers never died. Once upon a time, there was a couple, Soo-il and Soon-ae, living in Sa-rang. They loved each other so much that they … Read more

Opinions About Tattooing

In my country, young people like tattoos very much. They have butterflies, flowers and hearts tattooed on parts of their bodies. Also, they choose very interesting zones to build marks of their youth. Almost all of them are trying to get our attention by doing it. It is just human. I’m self confident enough to … Read more

International Recipes From Students In Australia

Saksak (Sweet Sago Dumplings) Susan Collier From Papua New Guinea This dish is eaten at home; it can be a lunch or a dinner dish. It is special for people living along the coastal area of Papua New Guinea. I like it because I grew up eating it. Children love it. I like to prepare … Read more