The biggest challenge for Hong Kong at the moment is not to overthrow the government, but to question the internal Confucian values that define Chinese culture, values that dictate the drive for absolute submission. ~Mikavelli~ (click embedded links for references) Many in the world have been informed about the Hong Kong protests by way … More Facts: Why The British Denied Hong Kong Democracy
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 your search for the relatable, do not forget to build relationships. (This one was inspired by a reflective conversation with my father in the last month.) An issue has been spanning across the nations, across the generations. What is this “issue”? It is that people have become more invested in finding “relatables” rather than … More Simply Relatable, or Simple Relationships?
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 … More Season Finale 0f 2016
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
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
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 HKers 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 … More United We Raise Our Umbrellas