#LearnFromTheWorld: Let culturally-diverse Singapore teach us about Inclusivity

I’m from the Philippines. Despite the umbrella term “Filipino,” we are, in a way, a diverse country, and we are very far from becoming an inclusive nation. I grew up seeing fellow Filipinos encourage divisiveness against each other in terms of religion and ethnicity. For years, I was accustomed into thinking that this kind of divisiveness is too complex to fix that it has to become the norm. Meeting Singapore last year has absolutely proved me all wrong. Singapore has taught me that inclusivity in a diverse country is absolutely possible, and this is what this article is all about.

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#LearnFromTheWorld: The 80-year-old Volunteer Guardian of Mt. Nokoyama in Japan

Us, humans, have abused nature in our way to creating a modern civilization. The number of forests we cleared, mountains we flattened, and animals we slaughtered can no longer be fathomed. That is why, it is truly inspiring to find people who devote their selves in protecting nature. I have been given the privilege of meeting one of those kind hearts. This inspiring soul is an 80-year-old volunteer Environmentalist. We all call him Ichida-san; Mt. Nokoyama’s Guardian.

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#LearnFromTheWorld: Five Things I learned from Taiwan

I was finally able to meet Taipei, Taiwan during my 2 days and 1 night layover there last August 2019. I’ve been wanting to visit this country for a while now, and I am very happy that I did not only take away memories of great places and adventures. This progressive country has taught me a lot, and I am very grateful about the lessons that I learned.

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