Category: Politics

The matter of living

I have been writing more than reading this week (or more like editing) so when it comes to the end of the day when this blog demands its portion of content, I am embarrassed to say that I could not offer much today. But I come across this comic on the protection of minorities from […]

On borders and digital agency

Been researching on borders, immigration, and digital agency since last week and felt compelled to share some resources I came across in today’s post: The very insightful book Violent Borders, of which I tore through in two days. The book posits the idea that borders are inherently violent constructs, and that they are “a governmental […]

Returning to poetry

Roughly 7 years ago, I found myself in an awful place. I just managed to escape out of a toxic relationship and despite cherishing the newfound freedom with immense support from my wonderful network of friends — what would I do without them — I found myself terribly afraid of the future, especially since I […]

Calling bullshit

I have a habit of downloading Kindle book samples so I could read the first few pages before buying its physical copy (if I like it), but I was so deprived of a good book to read I just decided to purchase one, and now currently am regretting it because I am 6% through and […]

I am experienced enough

I think about this scene where Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez doing this speaking into existence thing from the documentary Knock Down the House all the time, particularly when I feel I do not deserve good stuff or I feel terribly nervous about embarking on new things. I may also have been practically shoving this link to […]

On 2019 Hong Kong Protest

As a political sociology doctoral candidate within the concentration of social movements, leadership, and technology, I have definitely been following the development of the current protest movement in Hong Kong with great interest. Five years after the pro-democracy Umbrella Movement of 2014, in which protesters marched against the proposed reforms to the Hong Kong electoral […]

Against neutrality

The New York Times recently posted an article on Hope Hicks, who was one of the best-known but least visible former members of Trump’s White House staff, facing what is called “an existential crisis — whether to comply with a congressional subpoena”. The article frames its narrative as Hicks having to face her crime before […]

All hail our tech overlords

The controversial story in tech at the moment is, of course, revolving around the banning of Chinese telecom giant, Huawei, by the United States government. This is following the allegations of espionage, theft of intellectual property, obstruction and justice, and fraud with regards to the US sanctions against Iran. From CNET (where you can also […]