American Folklore

By Marcy The United States is a country rich in diverse cultures, and its folklore reflects this diversity.  Most of us know about the escapades of Br’er Rabbit, the fictional character immortalized by Joel Chandler Harris in his book, Uncle Remus: His songs and his...

Emergency Preparedness for you and Your Family

By Jennie and Barb Do you know what to do in the event of a severe thunderstorm, a tornado alert, or other weather emergencies? Although you shouldn’t live in fear of the weather in Michigan, it’s a good idea that you and your family are prepared to cope with weather...

Would you like to join the Newsletter Team?

The newsletter team always welcomes new members.  We have a great team composed of members from all over the world.  We write in English, but in our own English.  If your English is Indian English, Chinese English, Australian English, or any other kind of English, and...

IN Day Childcare (Nursery) Volunteer

Do you like children and darling babies? We are looking for volunteers to help in the nursery at International Day. Helping in the nursery is casual and fun. We have two ladies, Shirley and Fran who volunteer each month but they could use some help. I would like to...

Healthy Japanese Breakfast:

 My 101-year-old Grandma’s Secret of Longevity  By Rei H. According to World Health Statistics 2016 published by WHO, Japan’s average life expectancy is 83.7 years (women 86.8 years), the highest number for the last 20 years straight. This is not a surprise to me...

Trinidad Breakfast Foods – Easter

The twin island Republic of Trinidad and Tobago are the two most southernmost in the Caribbean. Colonized by many European countries, Trinbagonians represent a diverse mix of races, cultures, music, historic sites, national holidays and food. Following on the heels of...

Bed Tea, anyone?

by Martha B I was exposed to Punjabi hospitality when I travelled to India for the first time in 1966 on the occasion of my marriage. Little did I expect that I would be awakened at 5:00am in the morning by a knock on the door alerting me that the sun had risen and...

Chinese Breakfast: Make Your Choice

By Xiaochen Picture source: http://www.jttop.net Chinese people basically share the same value for eating, which is revealed in an old and popular saying: “having something good for breakfast, a big meal for lunch and less for supper”. Even though breakfast is...

French Breakfasts

By Carole Have you ever ordered a “cafe au lait” at a cafe here in the U.S.? Have you ever bought a “baguette” at a bakery or grocery store?  These are the two most important ingredients of a traditional French breakfast (well, at least when I...

Spanish Breakfast

By Maria Spanish breakfast (desayuno), is not as lengthy as afternoon or evenings meals when we leave plenty of time for conversation. Usually, breakfast is quite simple and it comes with a slice of fresh, white and toasted bread that we call it “tostada” (toasts, but...