Posts Categorized: Politics

American v. Singaporean Politics: Democracy or Political Stability?

When locals hear I’m from the US, they’ll ask me about how things are going under President Trump. Sometimes with a sympathetic face, other times with a joking snicker. And although I do my best to be honest with them about my opinion, I usually ask in return, “How are things socially and politically in… Read more »

Singaporean Diversity and Politics

A mosque in Singapore ^ I think if there’s one striking difference between the US and Singapore- it’s the diversity that’s here. Everywhere you look, there are people of 20 different skin colors and 10 languages are being spoken in a room at any given time. This isn’t just the “tourist-y” places but pretty much… Read more »

Ten Crazy Days

It’s the day after returning from our ten day adventure over fall break, and I’m both relieved and sad to be back home in Paris. I went with my roommate Kelsey and our friends Leo and Pedro (Kelsey and Pedro are students at University of Florida, and Leo is in the School of Foreign Service… Read more »

Child of Israel

Memorial Day was a day to remember all the lives lost protecting Israel so its people may live happily and freely. It was truly saddening to hear the stories of friends or family members that died while fighting in the army. Everyone wants peace, no one wants to send their young off to war. This… Read more »

When East meets West

On a flight to Turkey I sat beside a woman, her hair covered by cloth yet face exposed.  As she sat in my row, her friend passed by and the two grabbed hands and giggled in excitement. The seat free beside me she turned and spoke a language unheard by my ears, fluent and without… Read more »