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  1. Apr 2019
    1. In all cases, the surviving monarchies of Southeast Asia have power and influence that potentially or in reality exceed that described in constitutional terms. This has come about chiefly because of the continuity of the archaic sacred and cultural symbolism of monarchy, which the monarchs themselves have cleverly perpetuated—as well as the patronage derived from their considerable wealth.

      This is another argument that led me to the skepticism of the argument that the constitutional monarchy is a dead governmental system and that the monarchy is nothing more than figureheads to the world when in reality, this is not the case with Southeast Asia. I find it fascinating that Japan does have an emperor that rules silently and he still is more authoritative than the UK monarchs.

    1. the phrase alludes to influences by Confucianism[2](p10) – in particular, filial piety or loyalty towards the family, corporation, and nation; the forgoing of personal freedom for the sake of society's stability and prosperity; the pursuit of academic and technological excellence; and, a strong work ethic together with thrift

      I think these values might be useful in teaching in school. I wonder if many colleges and Western schools ever taught this to their children?

    2. Proponents of so-called "Asian values", who tend to support Asian-style authoritarian governments,[2](p13) claim these values are more appropriate for the region than Western democracy with its emphasis on individual freedoms.[3] "Asian values" were codified and promoted in the Bangkok Declaration of 1993, which re-emphasized the principles of sovereignty, self-determination, and non-interference in civil and political rights. They included: Preference for social harmony; Concern with socio-economic prosperity and the collective well-being of the community; Loyalty and respect towards figures of authority; Preference for collectivism and communitarianism.

      Now that I think about the times when people in the MTA Evergreen collaboration program are telling me that I am using male-dominated language, I found that this is the source of my values and yet I just find it sad that Evergreen students just never understand it at all.

    1. The first week of class was pretty similar to most first weeks of a programs I have experienced. However, this program was a little more hectic due to the fact that we have so many programs trying to do so many different and connected things. The moment that stood out the most to me was how much work was accomplished in 8 short hours by the MTA changemakers, this was impressive and inspiring to me. I participated in a similar group last quarter. In that program we  had weeks to get the point that they got to in an afternoon.

      You know, upon reading the textbook Networks, Crowds, and Markets, I came to see that when networks are first formed, they tend to be hectic and that there is a scram for connections in order to get a project or anything started. However, as time goes by and the networks began to get familiarized with themselves, I found that they start to form groups that are more stable and cohesive with one another and will start building up momentum in order to build something great. However, this comes with the understanding of trust and mutual bonds and without it, it will not become a teampreneurship but instead it becomes just a regular classroom setting that is just doing a series of movements on various different projects. Thus, through reading your blog and other people's blogs, I came to see that there is a stage in which teampreneurship must go through in order to be called teampreneurship and this goes the same with any enterprises. Guess it is the key towards understanding sustainability.

    1. Please annotate how you have felt about the current situation with the Team-preneurship class here. I will compile your annotations into a document that I can present at the next organizational meeting. I would like our needs and feelings to be represented in this process. Thanks, guys. 

      Well given how Scott showed me how there are a ton of moving parts in the teampreneurship program, along with the fact that there are misunderstandings on how the research team will go about with the research onto how would the teampreneurship program at Evergreen proceed, I found there are three things that needs to happen: the first is that the teampreneurship and other programs need to understand the difference between the action research and traditional research, the second is to make sure that all the faculties are on the same page about what they are doing with the teampreneurship program while making sure that they are for the interest of the group (and have to learn to leave aside the personal interest that does not align or build the teampreneurship pursuit), and the third is to build awareness with the administrators on the roles they play in the program. The program on Thursday was a sign to help us understand that there are some parts that needs to be on the same page with one another and unfortunately, what I found was there is a need for communication before proceeding. If this does not work out well within the couple of days or weeks into the program, this could jeopardize the money that the administration poured into in order to understand the impact of teampreneurship and the millions of dollars of donations made for the program.