Royal Wedding

Some people are celebrating. Some continuing with their daily lives (they weren’t personally invited or know the couple intimately). And some have decided to protest. My question is WHY? I guess some people are so dissatisfied with their lives, they have nothing better to do.

Despite all my grumbling… I am joining my street and partying. Life is too short to just grumble and so I am taking the opportunity to make the most of the event and for once I shall party and not grumble. I suggest you do the same.

(I’ll be back grumbling soon enough)!

Wedding Favors

HSBC stepped on many people’s toes when they launched a set of adverts about cultures. They irritated the Mexicans when a European went to Latin America and found a lack of space, they irritated the Chinese with the European eating the Eel, and they irritated the Maltese with the wedding favors adverts where the guests take the presents! Needless to say some adverts were barely shown…. the number of complaints received was high. They stepped on peoples toes. Their idea was to try to reduce the cultural gap but with the fact that they were actually oblivious to the true cultural differences – they messed up big time.

They took cultural traditions and (possibly without intending too) made fun of cultural differences. Would that not also fall under racism?