The Exhausted Majority: There’s No Time For Apathy in 2020. #BlackLivesMatter

It is no surprise that 2020 is a year of awakening. The 2019 Bush fires set ablaze Australia. Last week in amidst of a pandemic, America is ablaze with rage over another murder of a black man in the hands of yet another policeman.

Taken from the Guardian; A mural and makeshift memorial stands outside Cup Foods where George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis. Photograph: Jason Armond/Los Angeles Times/REX/Shutterstock

Ping!

A message popped up the group chat with a video of a police man kneeling his knee on the neck of an African-American man

‘I can’t breathe’ “Mama” “Mama” “Please stop”, he pleaded, while he gasped for air.

Bystanders on the side pleading the officer to get off him.

“His nose is bleeding.” “Please get off him.”

Until one bystander pointed out, ‘You’re enjoying this, aren’t you?”

After a few minutes, the arrested stopped breathing. Pleas escalated into desperate cries.

“Check his pulse.”

A few minutes later, the ambulance arrived, and a man’s lifeless body carried onto a stretcher. The video cuts there.

The deceased black man was George Floyd, and he is the catalyst of the ongoing protests and riot in all major American cities and around the world at this very moment. His killer is Derek Chauvin. There was three other police officer, including Asian- American did not intervene or stop Derek.

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Fashions of Multicultural Australia: Wearing the Badge of Heritage Honour

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An Original Star Central Magazine Article

Fashion diplomacy has never been rich in cultural diversity at the Fashions of Multicultural Australia.  The event has enlisted the support of 15 country embassies including, Korea, India, Russia, Ireland, Chile, Pakistan, China and Indonesian. The first of its kind, fashion runaway has showcased 20 designers across 30 different cultures has gathered to showcase their culturally unique collections to over 3,000+ guests.

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ALTR Created Diamonds: A Glistening Innovation of the Gems

Amish Shah.jpgOriginally published in Star Central Magazine on 19th September 2018 

A desire of a diamond is a testament to its craftsmanship—the polish surface, the delicate precision of the cut, the pristine crystal clarity, no wonder it can be sentimental when it comes to giving this gem to your beloved. ALTR Created Diamonds has sown this glimmer and reaped its benefits by enhancing it with technology. Amish Shah, the president of a forward-thinking jewellery company, made an appearance on the International Jewelry Fair at the International Convention Centre in Sydney on the 25th August to discuss the future of diamonds/ jewellery industry. Speaking to jewellery/diamond aficionados alike on his foresight on industry-disrupting technology, combined with his knowledge of consumer demand that propelled him to the frontiers of the jewellery/diamond business. Continue reading “ALTR Created Diamonds: A Glistening Innovation of the Gems”

Serenity In Shanghai: A Diasporic Afterthought

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It’s a pretty picture of stalls. The filter really helps.

It’s been eight years since I went back to Shanghai. It was as if time stopped and rewind itself back to 2010.

To the West, China is the semi-Orwellian superstate that has a knack for intense control over information. It presumed (by the West) that China’s tantalising soft influence will inevitably push their “tyrannical” agenda onto Australian politicians and brainwash them into puppets of their unworldly agenda. An impending superpower- in-training who is destined to surpass the US one day and strikes fear into the West. The list of idiosyncratic allegations goes on. Despite the West’s exaggerated portrayal of China in the media, it was the homeland of my birth givers, by default my home too.

Several events followed since my last visit in 2010; I’ve graduated from high school, got accepted into my dream course, Journalism at University of Canberra, got my first taste of emancipation and lived independently for a year, decided transfer back to Sydney, covered multiple events for Star Central Magazine, worked for the United Nations as an media assistant, became a “weeaboo” when I worked as the Public Relations and Community assistant at SMASH!, had multiple different part-time jobs to support my way through University–all them were short-lived, went to Mongolia for a Journalism placement and finally, I graduated with BMedia from UNSW.

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Yell-oh! TV: A New Network By Phoenix Eye

Note: Thought I start posting my past articles from Star central magazine since I’m in 2020 quarantine.

Originally published on 28th July 2018 in the Star Central Magazine.

If Wong Fu Productions magically becomes Australian, then Yell-oh! TV would be its incarnation. On the 28th July at the Fairfield School of Arts, Phoenix Eye celebrates their first year anniversary and launches their new magazine-esque channel, Yell-oh! TV, which consisted of film content, ranging from short-form documentaries, comedic skits, panel discussions and mind-boggling animations etc.

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