How far must you be pushed until you carry out an act of vengeful violence? Amid a city’s every day assaults to the spirit – awful traffic, rude people, unfair rules, unfaithful lovers, spiteful bullies – what’s that final straw that will throw you overboard? Continue reading →
FCC issues notices expressing concern over tampering of press freedom in Hong Kong.
HK news footage shows Paula Bronstein, Getty Images award winning journalist, taking photos atop a private car in Mong Kok. Police officers approach her, ask her to come down from the car, and take her away. She voiced out her press identity to the police before she was taken away.
Why are Hong Kong students on the streets? Why aren’t university students and high-schoolers attending classes, and instead studying on make-shift tables on the once busy streets of Hong Kong? Why are they camping out on tram tracks and bus routes instead of sleeping at home? A lot of them 15 to 18 year olds. The best time of their lives. A time for learning, choosing their majors, going out with friends. What are they doing hogging the streets and disrupting quotidian life? Continue reading →
28 September 2014, Admiralty. Students and citizens continue protests, donning gear such as raincoats, goggles and face-masks, just like yesterday. But today, in addition to pepper-spray, police use tear-gas. The protest calls for democratic elections and true universal suffrage to take place in 2017.
In the early morning hours of 28 September 2014, Admiralty, near Tamar, students and citizens congregate, some wearing raincoats, googles and face-masks, in protest for democratic elections and true universal suffrage to take place in 2017. Protests continue.
The amount of violence in this world against women baffles me. Although we live in an age where there is an unprecedented number of women in power – e.g. first German chancellor Angela Merkel, USA second-time presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, IMF managing director Christine Lagarde, just to name a few – there continues to be a stark inequality prevalent in society between the male and female gender. Violence/inequality/fear – these are some of the words that pop up when I think about my female identity amid a developed, cosmopolitan city. Continue reading →
Take a look at your bookcase. If you had enough free time, which book would be the first one you’d like to reread? Why?
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood is a dystopian novel describing the lives of its citizens after the fall of now-America into a military state (“The Fall”). Having read it as a teenager, it was ingrained in my mind for a long time. I remember the strange names of characters and the graphic sexual images. Continue reading →