Trip to the United States: Part 2. history /ˈhɪst(ə)ri/

"the whole series of past events connected with a particular person or thing."     The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), September 2019. Photos by Emilie F. Yaakaar. All Rights Reserved © 2019

Waaw Open Residency in Ndar: Part 2. vintage/ˈvɪntɪdʒ/

"denoting something from the past of high quality, especially something representing the best of its kind." "Ndar looks like a town stuck in timeless time, totally up-to-date, though still how it always was. Its buildings are full of colour and pastel tones, with detailed embellishments and classical styles. Just marvellous, makes you feel like if you… Continue reading Waaw Open Residency in Ndar: Part 2. vintage/ˈvɪntɪdʒ/

Nationality, Ethnicity, Heritage & Me

2017 is being an intense year for the Western world, marked by the rise of nationalist movements. Anyone with a basic understanding of fascism, xenophobia and white supremacy would have probably seen this coming in the last few years. When politicians across the spectrum use migrants as a basketball ball to score points, when challenging… Continue reading Nationality, Ethnicity, Heritage & Me

BZU Work Camp in Palestine: Part 3. Lectures, NGOs & Volunteering

One of the main reasons I liked the BZU work camp was that it was not just about sightseeing: it was about understanding the Palestinian situation better. There were aspects of the Israeli occupation you could see (checkpoints, The Wall, destroyed infrastructure) but others required explanation because they weren’t visible enough. When applying to the… Continue reading BZU Work Camp in Palestine: Part 3. Lectures, NGOs & Volunteering

GEM Trailblazer Summer in Singapore’s NTU: Part 2. Cultural Intelligence, Welcome Party, Group Day Out and Heritage Centres

Welcome to the second part of my blog series “GEM Trailblazer Summer in Singapore’s NTU”! If you haven’t read part one, you can find it here: https://findingmyselfinsideme.com/2016/07/09/gem-trailblazer-summer-in-singapores-ntu-part-1-preparation-flight-orientation-and-city-tour/. In this post I will talk about the start of my short academic course, the Summer Bonanza organised by the university as a welcome party, a group trip to… Continue reading GEM Trailblazer Summer in Singapore’s NTU: Part 2. Cultural Intelligence, Welcome Party, Group Day Out and Heritage Centres