Hidden Fruits, Youth Workers & ‘Take The Lead’

We tell children fairy tales not to encourage wishful thinking. But to forge a strength in them to contribute to a better world. Wherever there are monsters, we understand that they are an extended version of ourselves, a vehicle to help us propel towards change. Existence is predicated on our growth towards these challenges and…

Japanese Internment Camps in 1942

If collocations were phrased in a series of human actions, one may assume or be abject to the archetypes they and others play. Affiliation never grants one immunity from tribalism. Symbols are powerful, and the concord of voices can sometimes silence those perceived to be the opposing affiliation. The opposite can be abject to the…

ARTICLE 153 & THE CASE OF THE BUMIPUTERA

Constitution of Malaysia 1957 Bumiputera translated in English means ‘Native.’ This is not reflective of the Author’s Static Opinion, but a discourse to explore and consider. In the words of Thomas Kuhn, a paradigm shift accompanies every scientific revolution only to be dispersed into its weak constituents followed by a revision an abandonment or an…

ARE YOU A WATCHER OR A PLAYER ? ~ World of NERVE meets TikTok

Life is a series of identity cards Nerve is a game where you take on the role of either a watcher or player. Players have to accept or reject a dare. But if they refuse, they are out of the game, and Nerve will take their money [including their online identity]. Watchers are anonymous spectators…

THE BATTLE OF SEKIGAHARA

Ishida Mitsunari and Tokugawa Ieyasu were in an ideological struggle. Ieyasu wanted dominion in Japan, while Mitsunari was a loyalist to Toyotomi and wanted to see this lineage in power for years to come. Even though Ieyasu was one of the five regents that Hideyoshi Toyotomi appointed [regents called tairo] to ensure the safety of…

Behind Trese. Babaylans in Pre Colonial Phillipines were hunted down.

Note: This post is under review The 16th-century Spanish conquest of the Philippines met resistance and revolts by the natives. The revolt may have stemmed from several causes, the need for independence, the abuse Filipinos faced by the Spanish encomenderos, the gruelling labour imposed on the natives, the enclosing of land by the friars, monopoly…