Gen Z and Millennials care more about memes than movie releases, says study

According to a study conducted by YPulse, memes and viral videos are now the pop culture moments that Gen Z and millennials care most about, even more than movie releases or sporting events. Some 55 percent of Gen Z respondents say their generation cares about viral videos and memes on social networks, while 48 percent of millennials think the same. …

CCP reopens live dance performances, launches open-air theater

The Cultural Center of the Philippines or CCP has reopened live dance performances with “A Christmas Celebration,” its first live shows since March 2020, last Sunday, December 12. It featured the Divertissement from “Sleeping Beauty,” a holiday dance presentation classical suite, and an all-original Filipino dance production, “Tuloy ang Pasko.” Further, the Cinema Under the Stars or CUTS will finally …

Beijing shop launches ‘Squid Game’ bake-off challenge

A Beijing bakery introduced a Squid Game-themed confection-making challenge in its store as it seeks to cash in on the popularity of the South Korean Netflix show. Customers can take part in the challenge to make the candy, called dalgona, by trying to convert a mixture of sugar and baking soda into neatly shaped biscuits. There is no prize for …

McDonald’s famous Twister Fries are making a glorious comeback!

Coming through! The return of the iconic and long-awaited crowd favorite comfort snack is finally here! The McDonald’s Twister Fries is making its way back to the spotlight and we know you won’t be able to resist these delicious, perfectly seasoned, crispy and golden curly fries. With the Twister Fries making a comeback to McDonald’s stores, you’ll be able to …

Contemporary art’s rising stars showcased in London in-person and virtually

As discussion continues over how soon and how far economies around the world open up further, London’s first in-person art fair of the year is taking place. Saatchi’s ‘The Other Art Fair’ showcases the work of more than 110 emerging artists and provides them a platform to sell directly to buyers in-person and online. The event founder said, “Honestly I …

More Westerners are digital nomads

The term “digital nomad” often brings to mind college-educated tech-savvy young people from wealthy countries, who are able to leverage the most “geo-arbitrage,” a jargon describing the perks Westerners enjoy in less developed countries. Amplified by the 2010 New York Times bestseller “The 4-hour Work Week: Escape The 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich” by Timothy Ferris, the …

Number of digital nomads increasing

Interest in joining the digital nomad way of life is increasing. Apart from a welcome change of scene, a flexible schedule appeals to many internet workers clocking in long hours at the office. The location-independent lifestyle is having a big moment. As offices around the world go online during COVID-19, working from home – an otherwise radical idea for many …

Becoming a ‘digital nomad’: Next for working from home?

A view from a beach hammock, poolside chair or coffee table, complete with a laptop. This is the popular image of what it’s like to be a “digital nomad” – the technology-equipped, globetrotting millennial freelancer. For many office workers, working remotely at picturesque locations is no longer a distant dream. Gui Chuanjun, who learned about the digital-nomad way of life …

Paid college application consulting services hugely popular in China

As results of Gaokao, China’s annual national college entrance exam, come out, students and parents put together a strong application form to make the right choice for university. It’s a huge task with life-changing consequences, and has allowed a special consulting business to flourish. The profession, known as “Gaokao Planners” in Chinese, are paid to help match a student’s scores …