With the inauguration of 46th United States President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, the world looks on patiently and is hopeful that America will return as a shining beacon once again.

The ceremony was scaled down due to pandemic, but it did not undermine the spirit of democracy and how Americans can come together on 20th January every 4 years and celebrate this special day.

One particular feat that stands out other than President Biden’s speech and Lady Gaga’s rendition of the national anthem was the poet – Amanda Goodman. Her poem was beautifully assembled and perhaps will sing music to your ears too!

Back in Asia, I am hopeful that the new Biden’s administration will continue to build on and foster greater collaboration between the ASEAN regions in areas like economic development, educational exchange, and climate-change advocation.


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