(Disclaimer: Writing from Hong Kong where the numbers have been stably under 200 cases between January-March 2020) Open letter to the world, In the year 2020, a physical virus (bearing multiple names) most commonly titled Covid-19 navigated the planet. The initial epicenter of the outbreak was located in the Chinese province of Wuhan. The virus was novel … More Covid-19: An Experience from Hong Kong
“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” ~Viktor E. Frankl~ These past ten weeks in Hong Kong have been filled with peaceful protests, police brutality, gang violence, and riots. Millions of people … More There is Freedom in Oppression
We have a right to express views but we have an obligation to respect the rights of others and a moral duty to find a release that does not infringe on people’s health and safety. ~Mikavelli~ (Click the hyperlinks for related info) In April 2019, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced a plan to … More Hong Kong Protests 2019
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
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. … More Analysis on the Umbrella Revolution
In light of the Umbrella Revolution which started on Friday night, September 26th, 2014, an anthem has been spreading around the networks of Hong Kong. The lyrics are really powerful, and I’ve taken the liberty to translate them to the best of my understanding. If there are any errors, feel free to comment. I will … More Do You Hear The People?