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Eid Mubarak from our CAI Family
Written by Mai Hegazy, CAI’s Manager of Global Destination Services Each year on the 12th month of the Islamic lunar calendar, millions of Muslims flock from all over the globe to Mecca, Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj (Islamic pilgrimage), one of the largest religious gatherings around the world. Hajj is one of the five main […]
Is That a “Yes-Yes” or a “Yes-No”?
Many communication exchanges seem simple enough. You state a question clearly and succinctly, “Will the reports be finished by Friday?” and the answer comes back swiftly, “Yes.” Then, you sit empty-handed in your office on Friday afternoon, playing these eight words over and over in your mind, with confusion and frustration mounting at some of […]
SANDWICHED between the mountains Banahaw and San Cristobal in the province of Quezon, Dhamma Phala, a meditation center, is surrounded by scores of coconut and mango trees and banana plants. The sky there is so blue and clear it seems as if it is possible to reach out and touch it. Nearly 50 men and […]
Ten Ways to Observe Memorial Day While Social Distancing
Memorial Day is an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May, to honor the heroic men and women who died in service to the United States. Originally known as Decoration Day, the holiday was coined in the years following the Civil War, and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Traditionally, Americans celebrate Memorial Day by […]
Shhhh…Silence Across Cultures
Silence can speak volumes, but what it says is different across cultures. Just as shared language does not imply shared meaning, shared silence does not either. Silence can be full of significance, answers, or nothing at all. It is a critical tool that impacts the rhythm of communication and its myriad implications are worth considering in […]