Category: Opinion

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REVIEW: PREMIERE EPISODE OF THE BACHELOR (S4)

Spoilers (duh!) 

So for those of you who are new to the whole Bachelor (henceforth Bachie) franchise, the show works this way: some ‘lucky guy’, the aforementioned Bachelor, is “looking for love” and, having had some alleged ill-luck in this endeavour, is appearing on a television show to find his “perfect match” or “soul mate” – or whatever title Nicholas Sparks conjures up in his next oh-so-disgusting novel.

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What Would Happen to Foreigners in a Non-English Country in Case of Emergency?

Regardless of what languages are spoken, people live various overseas places in the world to work, to study, and to travel. It is often the case that these people would be out of reach from crucial information when emergencies occur, such as earthquakes.

Japan is no exception. According to the statistical data of the Ministry of Justice, there are more than 2.5 million foreign expats living in Japan, the number of whom has been slightly increasing every year. Furthermore, the number of tourists visiting Japan has been increasing drastically for a few years. When an earthquake – or any emergency for that matter – happens, what would be the major outlet for them to reach the necessary information? Read more …

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Speak up about Suicide

Suicide is the largest killer of young people in Australia, killing more of our youth each year than car accidents. Yet it is increasingly misunderstood and largely closeted.

 

People commit suicide for a range of different reasons. Often, suicidal people believe they are not wanted anymore or think that no one would notice if they were no longer there. Others may suffer from depression or other mental health issues.

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Radicalization in the South East:

This last two years have shown to be the radical Islamist terrorist’s most active years, with deadly attacks occurring in central locations in major European countries like France and Germany. While most media attention is directed towards first world countries in the EU, the threat of radical Islamic states has also been present in the South East Asian region. These include attacks dating as far back as 2002 with the Bali bombings in Indonesia, as well as terror attacks in Malaysia and Singapore. The most recent attack occurred on the 26th of April of this year involving a Canadian hostage executed by an Islamist militant group in the Philippines. A 68 year old man, John Ridsdel was taken hostage in September of last year and declared dead by Canada’s Prime Minister in “an act of cold-blooded murder”. While this may be one of few cases of a Western citizen being executed in this region, there have been several other cases of local citizens in being subjected to ongoing terror attacks following the 2002 bombings in Bali.

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Autism Awareness Month: Raising autism awareness through Snapchat

Snapchat show of an autistic teen is going viral for the awesome reason

The month of April is Autism Awareness Month. To celebrate this, an Irish man, James Kavanagh, and his 13-year-old nephew Sean, who is living with autism, made a funny yet touching video that was posted on Kavanagh’s Snapchat. This ‘Autism Awareness Snapchat Show’ talks about what autism is in a glimpse.

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