The Feelings & other things

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The Feelings and World Mental Health Day

Disclosure: work thing. The Feelings was put together by some of my colleagues at McCann for the Laura Hyde Foundation. The Feelings is a film put together to raise awareness of the serious difficulties that frontline workers face, and how this can affect them on an ongoing basis, particularly if they don’t seek support. Each of the characters represents some of the feelings that workers can be holding down in an effort to meet expectations of outward stoicism, appear professional or just hold it together. This can include feelings of ‘rising dread’, ‘red rage’, and ‘powerless’.

You can find out more about the mental health impact on our frontline workers here. World Mental Health day was Monday morning and as a business we’ve been looking at agency member health on an ongoing basis.

Malaysian independence

Tunku Abdul Rahman was a Malaysian statesman and lawyer who served as the first prime minister of Malaysia and the head of government of its predecessor states from 1955 to 1970. Tunku is a royal title which gives an idea of the respect that he is held. He was the first chief minister of the Federation of Malaya from 1955 to 1957. He supervised the independence process that culminated on 31 August 1957. As Malaya’s first prime minister he dominated politics there for the next 13 years. In 1963, he successfully incorporated the Federation of Malaya, Sabah, Sarawak, and Singapore into the state of Malaysia. However, tensions between the Malay and Chinese communities resulted in Singapore’s expulsion in 1965. His performance during race riots in Kuala Lumpur in 1969 led to his resignation the following year.


This opened the door a succession of economic policies that favoured Malays at the expense of ethnic Indians and Chinese Malaysians The New Economic Policy was put in place for 20 years. It was replaced by National Development Policy in 1990 and the National Vision Policy (NVP) in 2001. But all of this was to happen in the future. At the time of independence Tunku Abdul Rahman was a hero for all communities and his speeches unified rather than divided the different communities of the Malaya Federation. Cadburys put this advert together to celebrate Malaya independence and capture the memories of someone who saw Rahman speak.

The global landscape for artificial intelligence

INFER did an interesting talk that showcased which countries are punching above their weight in development around machine learning. You’d be surprised by many of the results.

Pui Yuet

Pui yuet nannies bring traditional techniques for well-heeled Hong Kong new mothers. It brings a mix of common sense, traditional Chinese medicine and folklore together to get mother and baby off to the best start.

Singaporean OnlyFans creatives

Our Grandfather Story have done some fantastic interviews with OnlyFans creatives who tell their stories. Its complicated, heart-breaking and empowering in turns.