Its been a while since I've travelled, hence why they've been no regular updates from me. The last trip I made was to Berlin for a long weekend - six months ago! So I think I'm worthy of a new adventure, no? "Black in Japan" is a project I'll be working on during my visit... Continue Reading →
Well, it’s not China but it’s the closest I’ll get to it while I’m still in London! I thought I’d share with you my afternoon celebrating Chinese New Year in China Town, London with NUS Black Student Campaign member Barbara Ntumy, who told me how East Asian students can also be an active part of the NUS Black Students’ Campaign!
Don’t forget to follow my student blog… As much as I love travelling I can’t do it all the time – I’m first and foremost the EFed student!
“Kung Hei Fat Choi!”
And yet I was caught by surprise!
Bang snaps hit the floor hard filling the air with popping sounds, and the ground with empty paper casing littered the streets. The sights and smells of East Asian street food on display served behind pop-up stalls outside restaurants enticed hungry well-wishers. Red Chinese lanterns were a familiar sight hanging above every path of the celebrations (and on the costumes of certain enthusiasts!) And the people? A varied mix of Chinese, Londoners and tourists all jointing together in solidarity to celebrate a family-friendly event fused with Eastern culture.
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I met Aron Minal during his visit to London in October. When he told me he was from Singapore I was intrigued! From what I’d heard of Singapore, it was pretty much a perfect modern city. Except I got a bigger picture after I learnt about the about the discrimination he, and other Malay-Singaporeans face while job-hunting. Thankfully he secured a good and stable career as a Flight controller last year.
Let Aron Minal transport you to Singapore, and join him at work at Singapore Airlines where he controls the skies!
Please check out my new student blog: The Educationally Frustrated Student. Enjoy and please comment.
*Aran Minal has a fascinating job! He’s a flight controller for one of the World’s best airlines – Singapore Airlines. Their national pledge is “… regardless of race, language or religion to build a democratic society.”
Despite the control he has of the skies, Aran l has no control of the inequality that sometimes takes place on the ground…
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http://youtu.be/y-BEwBPKJ60 A journey I took thinking I would be helping to save a few children from hunger, but rather I was the one being saved, and my need for spirituality rekindled... This is how I found myself in Haiti! Despite many barriers (the language!) I had a rewarding experience! *Funding for the food program which... Continue Reading →
When I joined journalist Shanti Paudel to meet a friend for lunch, little did I know that we'd be visiting the UN Nepalese Bhairab Battalion base in Port-au-Prince... The closest I will get to Nepal until I actually step foot on its soil. Maj.Birendra greeted us as we entered the military base. He was kind enough... Continue Reading →