words in BOLD are Shikin's voice. CARPE: We're coming to the end of our campaign. Shikin - please share with us some 'across the bench' thoughts on diversity - what rules and ideas could be upheld, applicable to every part of society and racial community - that helps us strive towards a racially harmonious society? [...]
School. That's a place where young people from different racial backgrounds congregate together. We study a wide range of subjects together, take exams together, try not to fall asleep in class - together. And there's something magical about that. A tight-knit community culture is something characteristic of Singapore. Because we're a small country, we put in [...]
As Bella put wonderfully, when there is diversity, we need to learn to go beyond tolerance and move towards wholeheartedly accepting the differences between us. As youth, we are in the position to reshape the culture of acceptance in our current Singaporean society. The idea of tolerance plays a part in helping us progress forwards for [...]
TO COLLAPSE THE CONSTRUCTION: THE INGREDIENT OF UNDERSTANDING The main takeaway from our conversation with Soravee was that UNDERSTANDING practised by both parties in the interaction is VITAL to creating a comfortable environment for strong relationships between people of different races.
We spoke to EUNCHONG, the Korean entrepreneur/business-owner of +82 Cafe in Singapore, located at Rendevous Hotel. We had the honour of conducting our first entirely non-English interview with him - with the help of our talented interpreter, Norika. FUN FACT 1: +82 is S.Korea's dialing code! FUN FACT 2: Eunchong's brother is...a member of K-Pop group BTOB! [...]
Will you speak up? Or the real question is, do you bother?
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS, 2017: Issue 1 - BRIGHT BEGINNING. Send in your submissions by 15th January, 2017!