Season Finale 0f 2016

It’s safe to say that 2016 has been a year of transitions and change for many. Not only has the international arena taken a huge turn in development (as evidenced by Dahl, 1989-90), but immigration borders somehow started closing up the same time “wanderlust” hit social media. I could go on endlessly about social media... Continue Reading →

Is Western Democracy at Its Tether?

Years ago, in my first year of university, I encountered the question: “Social sciences, primarily that of politics, is a science. Agree or disagree?) In light of recent events in the international arena of politics, I began reflecting back on that question. Before you read on, what would your response be, and why? As a... Continue Reading →

Colonialism in The Mask of Globalisation

In this era, colonialism is understood as a historical paradigm, almost non-existent today. Or is it? By definition, colonialism is the the increase, imposition and support of one country (predominantly Western - in history) that influences culture and language. Globalisation, however, is defined as having the spread and assimilation of combined cultures and languages. By these definitions, colonialism may not be... Continue Reading →

Analysis on the Umbrella Revolution

What is the Umbrella Revolution? The Umbrella Revolution is a revolutionary protest organized by students, educators and civilians around Hong Kong to fight for democracy. The name was coined during the final weekend of September in response to the publically deemed “excessive force” exercised by the police when they launched tear gas at unarmed civilians.... Continue Reading →

United We Raise Our Umbrellas

Translation of the popular song going around Hong Kong about the Umbrella Revolution. Please watch the video, even if you don't understand the lyrics. This accurately depicts what we are going through here. It gives a real feel for the unity and solidarity that Hong Kong is using to shield themselves. I translated the contextual... Continue Reading →

National Day at The Umbrella Revolution

Spent the afternoon walking around the Hong Kong Island scene today. Here are some highlights of what the Internet can't really show you. Parts of the protest you simply have to be there to experience. The atmosphere was peaceful and calm, quite surreal in the sense that there was so much energy and passion, yet... Continue Reading →

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