LEISURE/This source is from a relatively short biography on Alexander S. Abisheganaden. Born in 1926, he was a teenager during the Japanese Occupation.I selected this source due to the fact that it discusses the kinds of music that could be heard over the radio during the Occupation. It also shows that teenagers could still play musical instruments for the public, meaning other teenagers can listen to music for entertainment, but the songs played had to be approved by the Japanese first. The text is useful in telling us how the Japanese occupation affected the radio stations that teenagers could tune in to and the songs they could hear.
EXPERIENCE IN SCHOOLS/The source is an oral interview by Tan Teck Chye. I chose this source as it show the changes in education like tests and exams in schools and clearly explain how and what lessons are conducted in those years. It also show that the Japanese want to spread good information and and ideas about Japanese through actions like giving sweets which serve as propaganda purposes.
EXPERIENCE IN SCHOOLS/The source is artefacts of school textbook and Japanese-Malay translation book.I chose this source as it show how students were taught Japanese with and how the students were exposed to propaganda items like the book as it contain song lyrics and ideas to immerse them in Japanese culture and spirits and do away the British influences.
LEISURE/An interview with Aziz bin Rahim Khan Surattee. I chose this source as it talks about Aziz bin Rahim Khan Surattee's experiences as a teenager during the Japanese occupation. The interview reveals how fear, poverty and a constant lack of food caused by the occupation limited teenagers' ways to entertain oneself.
/EMOTIONAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL IMPACT OF TEENAGERS' LIVES/ Goh Sin Tub recounts the horrors that many Chinese suffered at the hands of the Japanese. I chose this recount as through this personal recount of Sin Tub's, I can see as a teenager back then, she was very fearful of the Japanese soldiers and had also lost a family member due to the Sook Ching. Her life as a teenager was filled with worries of whether her family members would come back from the Sook Ching camp during the Japanese Occupation and the worry of the lack of food and essential items for the family.
EMOTIONAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL IMPACTS ON TEENAGER'S LIVES/This is an interview with Arthur A. Thompson who was a student during the Japanese Occupation. I chose this interview as Arthur talks about the changes he experienced during the Japanese Occupation. This interview shows the horrifying scenes of the Japanese Occupation such as the Sook Ching. The constant lack of food during food rationing and the fear of being harmed is brought out in this interview which shows how teenagers during the Japanese Occupation had to struggle with helping the family and also studying.