Articles by

Christina Wong

News

Turkey-Syria Earthquake: 3 reasons why you should care

A 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Turkey and Syria early Monday (Feb 6), killing over 1,400 people in their sleep, levelling buildings and causing tremors felt as far away as Greenland. This was the...

Money Matters

My father’s taxi: My family wasn’t rich, and I was bullied for it

The year was 2000. I was enrolling into primary school, and my father had just obtained his taxi driver’s vocational licence some three years after the Asian Financial Crisis. After multiple failed...

Movies & TV

Little Women: When life is all about the money, money, money

Based on the 1868 classic written by Louisa May Alcott, Netflix’s new K-drama Little Women has been on the global and local Top 10 list for the past four weeks and has since occupied the top spot...

Work

Quiet Quitting: Why TikTok’s latest trend is more dangerous than it sounds

I recently learned about this new trend of “quiet quitting”. It doesn’t mean leaving your job, but doing the bare minimum at work. After TikToker Zaid Khan posted about the trend, the term...

Movies & TV

Extraordinary Attorney Woo: Different doesn’t mean inferior

Netflix’s summer K-drama offering Extraordinary Attorney Woo has undoubtedly captured the hearts of many. The drama, which saw its first episode bring in a viewership rating of 0.9% (that’s...

News

Russia invades Ukraine: What is happening and how should we pray?

“Give peace a chance.” This line, quoted from John Lennon’s 1969 anti-war song, has been repeated on multiple occasions of late – most recently at the Olympics’ opening and...

Movies & TV

The Tinder Swindler, and our longing to be loved

I suck at relationships. My last experience in a serious relationship left me fearful of commitment and wary of the opposite gender. I spent my years in text-everyday non-relationships… until I...

Workplace

5 types of workers returning to office (and things to look out for!)

Most of us have begun returning to office in the past few weeks after what seems like an eternity of working from home (I know of friends who’ve actually been working from home since April of...

COVID-19

Dear Singapore, what now after pointing fingers?

I’ve got to admit, my first response to hearing about the growing KTV cluster was one of anger and disappointment. You know, it’s the feeling you get in primary school when you can’t be...