The following was first published on Asian Correspondent:
In a recent Facebook update, Senior Minister of State for the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Information, Communication and the Arts Lawrence Wong wrote about his disappointment in Singaporeans for both mocking volunteers and wanting to politicise everything.
The Our Singapore committee and the “national conversation” that they’re supposed to be spearheading has dominated public discourse for the past few days. It’s been praised for being representative, but also slammed for excluding certain voices. It’s meant to “leave no stone unturned”, and yet we’re also warned against expecting too much.
Coming out of my teens and early-20s, I thought I could finally put the angst of “finding myself” behind me. At last I could stop wailing, “WHO AM I? WHAT DOES THIS ALL MEAN?!” I was finally done with listening to Britney’s ‘Not A Girl, Not Yet A Woman‘ on repeat [...]
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