Category: Business & Finance

The Woman Behind Marie Kondo Hype

A few years ago, Marie Kondo became a term associated with tidying up and cleaning. Honestly, back then, I thought Marie Kondo was just a term and not the name of a literal breathing human being. So, let delve into the background of the woman who made cleaning revolutionary.

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The Forgotten Hero of Malaya

Mulan is a story about a girl who dressed as a man to join the army in the father stead. With a red dragon and cricket as her cute and loyal sidekicks, she ended up saving China from the Huns’ invasion and ultimately hailed as a hero. Well, that is how the Disney story goes. But the story for the Malaya Hua Mulan is not quite as fairy tale liked as the Disney character. In fact, her story is far from a happy ending.

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The Unveiling of Princess Diana Statue

To mark what would have been the princess’s 60th birthday, her sons, Prince William and Prince Harry unveiled a statue of her at London’s Kensington Palace during a private ceremony on Thursday.  The statue depicts a towering Diana, flanked by children who represents her global charity work.

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G7 Summit: The Good and The Bad from The Summit

The G7 summit was convene from June 10 to June 13. The three days summit has drawn applause and criticism from the public, economists and pundits alike. For those that are not aware, G7 or the Group of Seven is an inter-governmental political forum consisting of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States. It was founded way back in 1975. This year summit had taken place in Cornwall in the United Kingdom while it holds the presidency of the G7. The participants comprise of leaders of the G7 member states as well as representatives of the European Union. In this year’s summit, India, Australia, South Africa and South Korea has been invited as guest countries.

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The Wonder Woman of New Zealand

Jacinda Kate Laurell Ardern, or as most of us know as Jacinda Ardern, is the prime minister of New Zealand. She has been serving as the prime minister of the country since 2017. She is the 40th prime minister of New Zealand and the leader of Labour Party. Ever since her appointment as the prime minister, she has made headlines across the world through her exceptional leadership skills. In May 2020, Ardern was rated 59.5 per cent as ‘preferred prime minister’ in a Newshub-Reid Research poll, the highest score for any leader in the Reid Research poll’s history.

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