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Conflict in Multiethnic Societies

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After the reading this article, I can see that there are issues, such as racism and misunderstandings, which contributed to the conflicts in multi-ethnic societies and resulted in severe damage to the country's pride and reputation. I also can see that this can be solved by acceptance and respect for each other, which might reduce the discrimination among people. Like what the article states, I also think that even though if people are of different ethnic group, they still belong in the same nation, therefore they should stop believing in the stereotypical beliefs and start learning to respect each other and be gracious and compassionate towards one another! I feel that the Government also plays a very important role in maintaining peace and harmony in its own country, as they can be the role models to run the respecting values in the country. Sometimes, I can't help but wonder why can't people just put themselves in others shoes, and think of them, before start saying things about them. This way, they would learn and understand what it all really means. 

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Shum Jia Hui's curator insight, June 29, 2013 10:59 AM

From this article, i learn that in this multi culture world, there will surely be conflicts. Some can become very serious, like in the example given, the conflict in Northern Ireland led to social segregation, declining economy and political reform. But we can do our part to prevent it. We must be gracious to other poeple. We muist respect the different culture, in turn they will do so too. Accept them into our society and not discriminate them. If there is any misunderstanding, we should try to talk nicely to settle it and not use our fists. We must be kind and treat everyone equally. 

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Global attractiveness of singapore

Singapore: Star form the east
Singapore was ranked 3th as destination city by more than 107 million people of the global workforce in 2011. To compare, Singapore was ranked 6th in 2009.


Via Ed Burghard
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After looking through this slideshare about the global attractiveness of Singapore, I can see that Singapore is one of the steadiest and most popular countires in the world.It is ranked 7th most popular country to work and live in 2011 globally, Singapore is also working competitively in the labour market and there is at least 85% or more holding a bachelor degree or following a bachelor study. I think that Singapore has successfully climbed up from the bottom to be one of the most successful and safest countries in the world and she will continue to strive towards achieving a greater clean and green city. I really wonder how Singapore managed to overcome all the difficulties and struggles after gaining independence, and become one of the most renowned cities in the world. I am really glad to be a Singaporean myself I hope I can contribute to my country.

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WeiJun's curator insight, July 2, 2013 10:40 AM

After browsing through the slideshare about Singapore, I learnt that Singapore stands in the 3rd place as a destination city by more than 107 million people of the global workforce in 2011. It stands as the 7th most popular country to settle down and work in 2011. Singapore have a strong economy and it is the working capital of Southeast Asia. I think that Singapore is one of the most successful and safest countries in the world which is the reason why many foreigners prefer to migrate over and settle down here. Despite being an extremely small country, Singapore rose over the years to become so renowned by everyone in the world at this point in time. 

vengaadesh's curator insight, July 2, 2013 1:10 PM

From this article I can see that Singapore is ranked 3rd as a destination city by more than 107 million people of the global workforce in 2011 and it is the 7th most popular country to settle down and work in 2011. Singapore has one of the best economies in Asia. Hence it is a more preferable workforce compared to other countries. I think that we should appreciate that we have such a good economy. I wonder what we as Singaporeans can do to keep us the good work done by the people of Singapore today.

Coven Chong Weng's curator insight, July 5, 2013 7:35 AM

From this article, i can see that Singapore was ranked 3rd as a destination city by more than 107 million people of the global workforce in 2011 and also that Singapore was ranked 6th in 2009. I think that Singapore has came a long way and also now being a very good country, we as Singaporeans should at least learn to appreciate everything we have now. I wonder what will the challenges that Singapore face next time .

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Rags to riches - Fiji Times

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Rags to riches
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Rags to riches. Margaret Wise Friday, June 21, 2013. Cool runnings ... Pedro Virgil never forgets his humble beginning as he enjoys life + Enlarge this image. Cool runnings ...

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This is my insight using See-Think-Wonder.

I can see that Pedro Virgil, the renowned and successful man has been through much struggles to pave his way to success. Coming from a poor family, he faced certain difficulties living without electricity when he was young. However, he continued to work hard, and with his motivation and support from his mum. he managed to crawl up to success, despite facing
countless rejections. This is a very admirable spirit that I look up onto.
 

I think about how fortunate I am to not face this circumstances that he faced of living without electricity in my age. I think about how much determination he must had to set his mind and achieve his goal since young, and eventually getting it despite facing countless rejections and difficulties. I feel ashamed for myself as despite having good opportunities to success, I complain about it with a aimless mind, not being thankful for what I have at all.

I wonder how much has all those successful people might have been through, and what really drives them going on to achieve their goals. I wonder what I would really be if i was to become successful. I wonder if I can have much determination as Pedro Virgil had to achieve my goal.

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WeiJun's curator insight, July 2, 2013 10:33 AM

A SAVUSAVU-born international photographer is now a household name in the fashion world having successfully completed a stint as a judge and lead photographer on the reality show, Caribbean's Next Top Model.

But Pedro Virgil, 40, whose personal portrait belies the face of someone who "comes from the bush", says he will never forget his formative years where life was lived without electricity, and studying at night was accomplished using candles and kerosene lamps.

His mother, Sikiti Lum, is from Namuka-i-Lau while father Charles Wakeham is from Savusavu. This shows that nothing is impossible if he can start from being very poor and not known to being very wealthy and famous.

Coven Chong Weng's curator insight, July 5, 2013 8:21 AM

From this article, i can see that Pedro Virgil who is a SAVUSAVU-born has become a international photographer despite all the challenges he faced when he was young such as studying at night with candles as his house did not have electricity. I think that we should be more appreciative for the things that we have now, as everything is provided by our parents now. I wonder where did he get his motivation from and also what did he do when he was not motivated.

Evelynkoh's curator insight, July 5, 2013 10:55 AM
After reading this article , i have finally understand what the true meaning of 'nothing is impossible' is. Its not an easy task to become successful , it takes years of work , blood and tears to finally succeed in what you hope for and dream for. However , becoming successful isn't any easier to people born in wealthier and better to do families. To succeed , you must work hard and prove to the whole world that you're capable of succeeding. To me , i do believe that everyone has the capability to succeed , its only based on yourself. If you preserve on or fall into the temptations along the way or even giving up at the start , feeling insecure that you'll never do anything right. Well , to succeed , you first have to have confidence and fate in yourself that you can do it no matter what happens. Not forgetting that your will has to be strong as the road to success is never easy , its based on how you see it. You may think people succeed easily but only when you're the one fighting for success then you'll know how tough it is. All these are found in Pedro Virgil , he's a success. He wasn't born from a wealthy family nor was he lucky to be popular in school. However all those didn't matter , he did it. He persevered since young and had knew what he wanted since young therefore he aimed for it and continue work on it till he is now. As we all know , now he's a well known international photographer and thats he's result of working hard. From his case story , we are able to know that as long as we work hard for something , someday it'll come true.
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The Different Types of Prejudice | eHow

The Different Types of Prejudice | eHow | Possibilities and Conflict and Prejudice_Shiying | Scoop.it
Prejudice is a preconceived judgment or opinion that is usually based on limited information about a group or groups of people.

Via Lim Xin Hwee
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After reading the article, I can see that there are many various types of prejudice in the world, such as racism, sexism, homophobia, ableism. I can see that this discrimmination would become a serious and big issue in the future as people constantly make false assumptions and judgement of other people whom they view as 'not right'. Honestly, I think this is a very childish behaviour among people these days. I think this should really end. I really wonder why can't people just stop being so judgemental about others, why can't they just accept them for the way they are and live with it? Is it very hard to do so? Honestly, to help improve this matter, the knowledge of prejudice should be introduced to kids, so that they would understand the importance of fairness and equality among people. Eventually, this situation of discrimination would slowly change for the better as adults get influenced by children who accepts each other for whom they really are.

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Jasmine Goh's curator insight, July 2, 2013 1:47 PM

This article describes the different types of prejudice that lead to stereotyping and misjudgments. From this article, I have learnt that prejudice is a preconceived judgment or opinion that is usually based on limited information about a group or groups of people. The most common types of prejudice are those based on race, gender, sexual orientation and disability.
I feel that we should not judge people based on their skin colour or gender as it is unfair and rude to make false comments about them. Everyone should be treated with justice in spite of their race, religion and gender. We all should think twice before making comments or evaluating one's character and personality.
I wonder what good can even come out of making judgments and if there are none, why do people still judge?

Ameer Artsyrup's curator insight, July 5, 2013 7:26 AM

From this article i can infer that there are still many acts of discrimination happening in the world today like racism or gender discrimination. There is also social discrimination happening in schools and even in school places. This does not only happen in our time as in the past many acts of discrimination is practised throught the world.This can be seen as the blacks were socially discriminated in europe centuries due to their skin colour. Women in the past are discriminated as they aren't allowed to study, work or have any form of political power in the past as they are females. Eventhough these acts of discrimanation is actively happening in the past it is also rather saddening that mankind does realise his mistakes and infact still practises discrimmination.For example, in school, some of the students are discrimanted as they fat, ugly and slow in processing knowledge. I sometimes wonder when will people change their and begin accepting these group of people in the society. Thus I believe that we should stop discriminating each other but accept each strength and weakness in order to create a utopian society.

Asha Begum's curator insight, July 6, 5:29 AM

This article talks about the different types of acts of prejudice existing today. Prejudice is judgement people make of others which may not be a truth.

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Realizing Your Dreams and Goals

Realizing our dreams and accomplishing our goals can happen much faster if we employ these 3 important keys.

Via Cynthia Chia, Tan Qi Shun
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This is my insight using See-Think-Wonder.

From this article, i can see that to achieve our goals, there is much in depth in it. It is not just about sitting back and doing your everyday thing. You got to be very clear of what your goal is, and work out how you can work closer to it day by day. You got to think of it everyday and even try to make this dream draw closer to you, then just you working towards it. This way, everything you do gets closer to the reality of the dream you are facing. I think that this is a very effective way to reach the possibilities of achieving our goals and dreams.I think people should act this way instead of procrastinating their way out of their goals. I wonder if this method really works and if there is any other useful methods and tips to achieve our dreams. 

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Poon Ying Ying's curator insight, July 2, 2013 7:29 AM

Using the See-Think-Wonder route, i can see that in order to achieve our goals and turn our dreams into reality, we can not just sit at around and think or talk about it. A miracle will not happen just by wishing for it to happen, however we should work hard towards our goals and consistently close up the gap between a dream and reality. We should be determined about attaining our goals and have passion to be willing to work hard. To achieve our goals and dreams, we have to take 3 important moves. First, we have to be clear what define our dreams and goals. Take note of what actions have to be taken and write down clearly to always remind and motivate yourself. Secondly, you have to start taking actions. Now that you are clear about the steps to take, you will have to act them out. Work towards the right direction and make every act of yours productive. Lastly, you will have to draw the distance of your dream closer to you.


I think that it is complicated to think about doing all these to achieve our goals, but once we start to work towards our dreams, it will be much simple. Also i think it is not easy to work towards our dreams, but it is rather easy talking about acting it out and end up procrastinating, which is commonly seen. Therefore we all will need lots of determination and passion in order to take action. I feel that it is true about noting down our goals and steps to take, that is a reminder and motivation for us.


However i wonder how long will it take on average to reach our goals, if it require a very long period of time, how will people manage to persevere on? Will people get thoughts of giving up on the way towards their dreams because they are too tired pushing themselves to the limit? And how will they usually reject all the negatives thought and continue working hard?

Jasmine Goh's curator insight, July 2, 2013 1:12 PM

This article has clarified the factors leading to the realization of reaching possibilities. There are many factors that add up to achieving our dreams and goals. Some of which are being positive, willing to sacrifice and having the determination to succeed. However, after reading this article, there more more important aspects that help us realize our goals. First, we have to be clear of what we want to do. We have to know what exactly we want to accomplish, and involve our feelings in it so that we will be able to experience it on an emotional level. Secondly, we have to make adjustments and be flexible to go in the correct direction of being successful. Lastly, we have to change our perspective of attracting our dreams to us, and visualize ourselves in the future. These factors have really changed my mindset and influenced me to pursue my dreams.

Jaslyn Si Jia's curator insight, July 4, 2013 6:12 AM

After reading the article, I see that dreaming wouldn't help in achieving our goals and dreams but instead hard work does. In order to achieve our desired goals, we should work hard for it, for if no work is done, goals that we desire to get may be hard to come by. The article which shows techniques in achieving our desires are really helpful and I do hope that people actually uses these few techniques to actually work towards drawing their goals towards themselves. I wonder if people who use these techniques actually had the patience and perseverance (if it takes a long time to achieve the goal) to work towards their long awaited goals.