Monthly Archives: August 2021


August 2021

A gourmet trip: My working holiday


I was very fortunate to work for a gourmet restaurant during my working holiday. The Hibiscus Tree is a Sichuan restaurant which promotes Sichuan cuisine and Chinese culture in Adelaide City. As a waitress and kitchen hand, my contribution to the team is important because this is a small team – the business manager expects everyone to contribute to the growth of this business. As a result, I can offer my insights into localization and help the restaurant to grow quickly. As for my strengths and weaknesses, I will use my strengths to my advantage and work on my weaknesses during this [...]

A gourmet trip: My working holiday2021-08-25T13:12:47+00:00

Travel and good food: Do you like Sichuan cuisine?


I worked for a Sichuan restaurant which is based in Adelaide, Australia. As I had a working holiday visa, that experience was about travel and good food! A Sichuan restaurant: The Hibiscus Tree in Adelaide City is supposed to be localized because the business owner would like to use localization as a marketing tool in Adelaide. Indeed, as a Chinese restaurant in Australia, this business may encounter some cultural differences in this environment which might affect its operation and revenue (Clarke & Chen 2009). As a result, offering insights into cultural differences and localization is an important interview technique, as this [...]

Travel and good food: Do you like Sichuan cuisine?2021-08-17T07:27:46+00:00

Travel in East Asia & meet the iconic Japanese brand Muji


Muji’s recent financial performance is declining. Though Muji has achieved huge success over the years, COVID-19 has made its business in the United States fundamentally struggle. Lung (2020) points out that Muji’s US operations recently filed for bankruptcy due to the pandemic. Further analysis reveals that Muji’s stores have been struggling since March 2020 because of COVID-19. This retailer cannot afford its high rent as well as other costs; consequently, it is hard for Muji to survive in the United States. What actually happened? Truthfully, Muji had struggled even before the pandemic because the rental prices in key landmarks and locations [...]

Travel in East Asia & meet the iconic Japanese brand Muji2021-08-10T20:57:52+00:00

How to be a freelancer and travel the world


Ramit Sethi famously said, “The most common freelance gigs are editing, writing, web design, graphic design, video production, IT support as well as software / app development.” Do you know how to monetize your skills and your passion so you can be a freelancer and travel the world with a laptop? Let me show you how! What are your profitable skills? In reality, not all skills are equally profitable. Certain skills are surely more profitable than others. For instance, translation is a pretty good skill, yet if you want to monetize translation online, it’s not practical as usually you are competing [...]

How to be a freelancer and travel the world2021-08-02T06:48:13+00:00
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