What makes Zoom events or classes so unappealing to us? Maybe it’s the awkward silence, or the feeling of self-consciousness we get from feeling everyone’s eyes on us. However, like it or not, online events are here to stay in the near future. How, then, can we make them a more enjoyable experience?
It’s about time we wake up and realise the impact of our comments. Please, type with empathy.
In every supermarket, a deadly war has been brewing for almost 45 years between two unsuspecting drinks in the refrigerated aisle. In packs of five, palm sized bottles with red text from two different brands battle it out. In this week’s Writers Block, Ignite’s writers weigh in — Yakult or Vitagen?
Since the PA’s high-profile misstep regarding a Hari Raya standee several weeks ago, we’ve witnessed the debate turn into an intractable tug-of-war between those who saw it as “racist”, and those who didn’t.
It’s clear, however, that both sides of the debate understand the term somewhat differently, and it’s these understandings I attempt to unpack here.
Singaporeans were abuzz with mixed reactions on Friday (June 18) when the Government announced that Phase Three (heightened alert) would reopen in two phases due to the recent spike in Covid-19 community cases. While some celebrated the reopening of gyms and maskless indoor exercise on June 21, others lamented the delay in returning to dining out in groups of five.
On June 14 (Monday), the People’s Association (PA) released a statement in denouncing Ms Sarah Bagharib’s accusation that the association is racist.
While the PA and its vendor was in the wrong for using the image and Ms Sarah is the aggrieved party, that by itself does not provide an unrestrained license to weave narratives without evidence.