Tag Archives: ethnicity

Wonderful that Miss Angola is the new Miss Universe 2011

I didn’t watch the show, but there’s always the internet for the results. It’s wonderful news that 25 year old Leila Lopes is the new Miss Universe 2011. She’s the second Black African woman to win. I love that finally … Continue reading

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Why Racial Harmony Day Annoys Me

In Singapore I am constantly being reminded about my race. It’s there in every official document and form I fill up – my passport, identity card, school report cards and job interview applications. I could go on. It’s just my … Continue reading

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Silver Ang plays Vyjayanthi in an Upcoming Tamil TV Show

Update: Read my review of the show I don’t watch local TV, except for the Noose, but now this show that’s breaking cultural barriers has intrigued me. I don’t know why, but stories like these are heartwarming to me. It … Continue reading

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Taboo: 14 Things Not to Do in Singapore

Just thought I’d share a list of cultural norms that I am used to since I have been corrected as I was growing up. I thought visitors here might find the list useful. I would love to hear about the … Continue reading

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Do you Hate being called Foreigner or Expat?

The word ‘Foreigner’ reminds of the the band of the same name and since I’ve never lived in a country apart from this Tiny Island I didn’t realize how bad the word made people feel. Please tell me how you … Continue reading

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Is Shadeism Worse Than Racism? (via Pretty Brown Girl™)

You must watch this thought provoking video posted by blogger Pretty Brown Girl. It is shocking to me because it is so familiar. The little girl in the video could be a member of my own family. http://vimeo.com/16210769 It's not … Continue reading

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Jessica Alba About Race in Hollywood

Jessica Alba, who turned 29 in April this year, gave an interesting interview in Elle Magazine in 2008 about the issue of ethnicity in Hollywood. Incidentally I never understood why she always got so much flack when she was just … Continue reading

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