(This post is written from subjective personal experience) Culture is never an excuse for abuse. Abuse is a violation of civil rights. What is abuse? Firstly, we need to understand what abuse is. There is physical abuse, which pertains to a person’s bodily harm caused intentionally by another human. There is sexual abuse, which pertains … More It’s Time to Talk about Abuse
As a former educator, I often ponder why the concept of “grammar” has become one of those slightly less debated grey-areas. While I do understand that grammar can be subjective in the sense that different types of English use different types of syntax, it does breed the question “how far is too far” in terms … More Is Grammar Actually Important?
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 … More Colonialism in The Mask of Globalisation
We tell ourselves a lie and ignore every truth contradicting it. ~Lloyd Lowry~ * side note: This is a continuation of my previous blog – Becoming Human and Society The whole idea and habit (culture) of not asking for help on the premise that everyone around is too busy to make time, handle or even … More Being Human
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 … More National Day at The Umbrella Revolution