With so much negative news that’s going on, especially in the era of COVID-19 pandemic, we just need a little happy news to brighten your day, and know that the world is not so bleak after all.
1. Well, we have officially ended Circuit Breaker in Singapore
Even if activities are only resuming in phases, this is a good baby step with the lifting of Circuit Breaker last week. Don’t complain, at least we get to visit our loved ones and see them IRL (in real life) again. Let’s stay positive, and before you know it, dining with Bae will be the next best thing we can get.
2. Costa Rica becomes the first Central American country to legalize same-sex marriage
Law vs progressiveness, this has always been a debate for decades. On May 26, some blissful news broke when we read the tweet by President Carlos Alvarado Quesada that said “Today, Costa Rica officially recognises same-sex marriage”.
Singapore, we are looking at you.
3. Crayola launches ‘Colours of the World’ crayons with 40 skin tones
Even though it’s 2020, as much as we hate to say this, racism is very real! This move by Crayola will feature 40 global skin tones that will authentically reflect the full spectrum of human complexions, and the boxes will be available in July. How awesome it that?
“With the world growing more diverse than ever before, Crayola hopes our new Colors of the World crayons will increase representation and foster a greater sense of belonging and acceptance,” said Crayola CEO Rich Wuerthele.
4. German IKEA lends parking lot for Ramadan prayers
Kudos to IKEA for going the extra mile for this so that Muslims can still celebrate the end of Ramadan while still observing social distancing guidelines. The world definitely needs more love and kindness like this.
Eid Mubarak all✨
Especially to this Ikea branch in Germany.
Local Muslims asked if they can use the car park for prayers in order to maintain distancing per regulations. And Ikea said yes pic.twitter.com/6EDLmjkY9I