They will stage famous pieces, including “Hello Vietnam” and “Bohemien Rhapsody”, along with some Vietnamese pieces such as “Mùa xuân đầu tiên”, (The first spring) and “Người Hà Nội”, (The Hanoians).. The concert is being organised by “For A Livable Hanoi” Coalition with the aim of enriching the cultural life of people in the capital. Hanoi needs plenty of open spaces for artists, young people, and social activists to meet, exchange, and develop fresh ideas, and this concert provides a good chance for those activities to take place, said Le Quang Binh, co-ordinator of the coalition. The event will enjoy the participation of members of the Diversity Choir and Hanoi Voices Choir, which includes many locals and foreigners living and working in Vietnam. Diversity Choir was originally established by the Institute for Studies of Society, Economy and Environment (iSEE) in November, 2018, and is made up of the elderly, children, people with disabilities, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and … [Read more...] about 120 local, foreign artists to perform at Hanoi concert
We’re all plagued by our past mistakes. Actually, in case I’m generalizing to make myself feel better here, I'm plagued by my past mistakes. It’s not uncommon for me to relitigate an innocuous conversation or email, agonizing that I’d somehow exposed myself as petty or tone-deaf or self-important or any one of a thousand damning traits. Just this week, I found myself cringing in the shower thinking about how I botched an order in a fancy cocktail bar more than a year ago . I’m not saying it’s rational, I’m just saying it happens. Yet, of all the tiny failings my brain loves to seize on, only one of them is something I wrote. And today happens to be its anniversary. In a piece about Netflix comedies on this very site exactly two years ago, I somehow found it plausible to claim that Tim Robinson’s sketch series I Think You Should Leave was not “particularly good.” In case I haven’t made this clear yet: I was wrong. Very, very wrong. Since I Think You Should Leave … [Read more...] about Was Right About Everything
SINGAPORE: The three 4G ministers thought of as frontrunners to be Singapore's next Prime Minister have all been given new portfolios, in the latest Cabinet reshuffle announced on Friday (Apr 23). Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing will become Education Minister, taking over from Mr Lawrence Wong, who becomes Finance Minister. Transport Minister Ong Ye Kung will be the next Health Minister, replacing Mr Gan Kim Yong, who takes over as Trade and Industry Minister. All new appointments will take effect on May 15, after the next Parliament sitting. READ: 7 ministries get new ministers in major Cabinet reshuffle Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat, widely thought to be the next Prime Minister, had announced earlier this month that he is stepping aside as a 4G leader for a younger person to become the future Prime Minister. Mr Heng will continue as Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic Policies. He will relinquish his portfolio as Finance … [Read more...] about Cabinet reshuffle: Chan Chun Sing, Lawrence Wong and Ong Ye Kung get new portfolios; no new DPM
Chinese live-streamer Huang Hanwen uses domestic cosmetics brands and spends his time talking about animation, comics, games and short novels (ACGN), as well as domestic, Japanese and Korean celebrities and entertainment news. At weekends, he uses Make Up For Ever and drinks imported whisky mixed with Coke or Red Bull. Huang is 24, putting him in the same demographic as most of his 300,000 fans from across China – Generation Z, which is helping to drive Chinese consumer spending. This generation, born from 1995-2010, reportedly buys 15 per cent of all luxury goods sold in China, compared with a worldwide average of 10 per cent. Their expenditures also account for 13 per cent of their total household income, versus just 4 per cent in the US and Britain, according to a survey. The willingness and desire of young Chinese people to spend their hard-earned income, and that of their families, is also playing an increasingly large role in driving China’s economic development, while … [Read more...] about China’s Gen Z splashes out on luxury, with little regard for debt
The World Economic Forum has listed creativity as the third most important skill workers will need. But are Singaporean companies evolving enough to accommodate it? The skill to develop right now “Creativity is intelligence having fun,” said Albert Einstein. Coming from one of the biggest brains of our time and someone who was also musical, that statement is more credible than it is ambiguous. When we consider creativity, we immediately draw parallels to artists and muses who inspire art and artistic forms. But creativity is beyond putting paint to canvas, bow to violin or, in the modern context, stylus to tablet. It’s the ability to think beyond basics, to connect the dots and fearlessly explore perspectives. “I see it as one’s propensity to bend the rules,” says Khai Lin Sng, co-founder and CFO of private technology platform Fundnel, which helps build infrastructure for next- generation capital markets to increase access and liquidity for entrepreneurs and investors. … [Read more...] about Is creative thinking just a buzzword or the way to the future?