"The link between my experience as an entrepreneur and that of a politician is all in one word: freedom" Silvio Berlusconi

I'm sure. Do you know that in Japan, journalists are assigned to individual politicians? Some journalists are even personal with them to the extent that they will be having breakfast in the politician's kitchen even before they are up. The honesty in their Canons of Journalism could be brought into question, which states that "..... the mission lies in the pursuit of truth." Hm ... The new year gave way to a busy week which explains my light blogging. We began another intensive module on Asian Media and Global Communication. This is one of the more interesting modules, very extensive. Certainly looking forward to a similar one sometime in Nov, Contemporary Pop Culture conducted by the same course coordinator. (Left): One of our presentation slides on Japanese Pop Culture One down, 2 more to go. A 1000 word video review essay on Media Regulations in China, due on 20 Jan and A major essay on Indian Media (Bollywood! *shake booty*) which is due on 1 Feb. Due to time constraints, I'm still debating as to whether i should just stick to Japanese Pop Culture for the major essay 'cos at least i know something bout it after the presentation or read up on something which i have totally no clue on (No I think I DO know Arjun Rampal): Bollywood. Well! After spending ungodly hrs in King Albert Park's mac-ers, 2hrs of sleep and taxi fare of 20 bucks to SIM, we got ready to present our slides on How Japanese is Japanese Pop Culture this morning. My indifference to most things (Read: MOST *keepin in mind the Canon Ixus I-Zoom) Japanese, as opposed to most people here, didn't help. My team mates actually thought that we got the coolest topic and i was like yeah whatever. I never knew the term gunguro till i started reading up on Japanese fashion. These Japanese girls who're into Gunguro fashion are inspired by the Californian surfer look, especially the tanned skin. Some of them go a little OTT though, appearing with DARK faces and bleached blond hair. Many people just don't seem comfortable with their own identities. I wonder if this is a form of Globalisation? Westernisation? Westernisation is an ongoing process of Globalisation. oh gawd. u know, if those lecturers talk abt Asian values in lectures again, i'm gonna bang my head against a wall. i think i've had enough of that. Especially after burying my head in you-know-i-know-who('s) memoirs.



my sentiments exactly! will join in the head-banging as well. *lol* (YL)