Learning a new language when you’re a grown-up is like being a toddler once again, trust me!
Not-so-new news, I’m taking up another foreign language – le français!
It all started when I found out I could declare a minor in my Bachelor course (Communication and Media Studies), and as I was looking through a long list of possible minors on offer, I spotted French. Four FREN subjects, one for each semester, and I can even plow harder and do an extra one in my last session! What’s not to like? Continue reading “A Toddlers’ Business”
“My point is that, all degrees matter. Anyone doing a degree studies in details something that the rest take for granted.”
Long story short, I was curious about why some certain degrees (mine included, and if you haven’t known, I’m doing a Bachelor in Communication & Media Studies) are mocked so much while others are so highly praised.
And then I came across this.
This article is, well, nonsense. The writer made his/her point by playing down the actual ways in which the teaching and learning of these degrees work. To me, if this article were speaking the truth, the only degrees worth learning are ones in STEM fields.
A virtual public sphere brought about real change in Vietnam
“The public sphere” is a concept developed by Jurgen Habermas in 1962, referring to a metaphorical “18th-century coffee house”, where the middle-classed gentlemen would meet to discuss popular issues of the day. It was supposed to ideally be an open space separated from the government where citizens can debate about common concerns; however, it did not quite live up to those expectations (Turnbull 2017). Continue reading “How Son Doong was saved by a public sphere”