We now have a choice of setting new, better standards or going the same old way that led us to the brink of disaster.
WHEN I was a mere schoolgirl, there was a chant that everyone dreaded. If your skirt managed to get hiked up and your panties showed, or if you had a runny nose and no tissues to wipe it with, you ran the risk of the unsympathetic teasing of your classmates.
AROUND the world, climate change is causing heatwaves where people are unused to very warm weather. Back home, due to another type of climate change, we are experiencing a different kind of wave, which I call a hatewave.
THERE’S a quote I found somewhere that goes “What screws us up most in life is the picture in our head of how it’s supposed to be.” I don’t know who said that but it’s a wise observation on how our expectations often don’t match what actually happens in real life.
A democracy is far from just about voting in elections. We need to maintain it, and the real test is how we check our mindset every time we treat another human being as unequal to us, regardless of whether they are fellow citizens or not.
Recent acts of violence against the less powerful are symptoms of an even bigger problem.
Those who equate the anti-Trump protests with local protests against our Government are ignoring some key differences.
Friends from two Asean neighbours and the world’s largest economy muse about common ground.
Watching the American presidential elections, you sometimes wonder if it is real or a movie.
Class reunions are a reminder of an education where we learnt about the world, about how to treat one another and how to write properly.
Some appear to think that we only have the right to choose when our choices are the same as theirs.
With the exception of the spoilsports, the rest of us came together to cheer as one.