Turning Points

I am not far off from completing my Master of Public Policy and Management. Outside of social relationships and sports, life has pretty much revolved around this course. It is one I have mostly enjoyed and more than anything I’ve appreciated the breadth and depth that the program affords. I intend to write a list […]

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Eason Chan, Aliens, and Music

I know music plays a big part in my life but it isn’t until I sat down to write down this piece of news that I really saw it. Two pieces of mine have been published recently. Neither deal with music but both feature it. ‘Eason Chan In My Room‘ is a memoiristic essay about […]

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Chinese rap, bubbles, and political everything

“Asian” Hip-hop I watched VICE’s first episode of their second season of Minority Reports. Titled ‘Hip Hop’s Reckoning with Asian Rappers,’ the half-hour show in my opinion tackled the easy, or at least obvious, questions. Easy in the sense that cultural appropriation (which VICE angled as appreciation through their choice of footage), Rich Brian’s first […]

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On Solutions

Fraser Anning’s ‘Final Solution’ The full quote is as follows: “The final solution to the immigration problem is, of course, a popular vote.” Media and politicians on both benches have focused on and derided Anning’s poor choice of words. Indeed, we don’t even need to refer to the dark connotations of his choice of vocabulary […]

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