The Value of Mekong River

The Mekong River is 12th longest river of the world and 7th of Asia. Similarly, the river is the world's 21st largest river basin and 8th in terms of flow rate. Hence, the Mekong River and its total basin is one of the largest water resources of Asia and...

Bureaucratic Theory and Weber

The word "bureaucracy" originally is composed of the words; "bureau" and "kratos". It refers to a system or a mechanism established for managing and directing state administration. Different scholars raised different short definitions for bureaucracy such as "management by civil servants"...

What is Origami? How to Make Origami

Origami is the art of paper folding. It is a visual Japanese art in which paper is folded to form various forms without cutting or gluing. It is composed of the words "Ori" meaning "to fold" and "kami" meaning "paper". Origamist is the name given to the person making...

Paris Syndrome: a Bizarre Psychological Disorder Hitting Japanese Tourists

You feel that you have worked very hard throughout the year and deserve a great vacation. Instead of a destination in your country, you decide to reward yourself by going to Paris: One of the most popular cities in the world, city of lights, capital of fashion and manifestation...

What is Lacrosse? History, Rules, and Facts

Lacrosse is a game developed in North America and one of the most popular sports in Canada. Many people have never heard about this sport but if you had a chance to watch the film "The Last of the Mohicans" in 1992...

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

I have mixed feelings about the book… Actually, I thought to drop it in the mid-way through the book but I wanted to give it a chance and at some point I got connected to it and felt kind of sad when I turned the last page