Here’s a new social experiment


A few months ago, I saw reports of some foreigners acting unruly, and questioned… gosh… how should I really feel about foreigners coming into Singapore? 


And then I found myself scrolling through hoardes of xenophobic comments online, and the usual keyboard-warrior battles played out till no end.

As a result, I wanted to explore the issue and maybe try to spread a little bit more positivity in an online space, amidst the heat and debate.


So I carried out this social experiment and compiled pictures of individuals who gave a positive first word, so that in my interactions with different individuals of different backgrounds, I will always ask myself,


"What's your first word?"



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To play, press and hold the enter key. To stop, release the enter key.

Here's the social experiment: