Articles by

Fiona Teh

Real Life, Real People

“I will take this secret to my grave”

Are you hoping you can take some of your secrets to the grave with you? I have stuff from my childhood that I wanted to carry to my grave. I wonder how many other weary souls are now going through...

Culture

Ah ma and the afterlife: My seventh-month thoughts

“Cannot swim today, it’s too late already, later the zhui gwee (‘water ghost’ in Hokkien) catch you ah.” It was that time of the year again – the seventh month (七月) in the...

Faith

Food – it’s more than just something you eat

I’ll be honest. I haven’t been the most sincere thanksgiver-of-food. I might say that I’m thankful for God and the food, and I might run a quick #DearGodthankyouforthefood in my head,...

Health

The unusual mammogram

I’m not the kind to keep up with health screenings, but I went for a mammogram anyway – something told me I had to. When my results came back from the lab, my veteran GP confirmed from her...

Why I stopped doing yoga

I’ve got a bad neck and a troublesome lower-back injury, so I’ve tried to prioritise regular stretching and exercise. This time last year, I tried both yoga and pilates in an attempt to help...

Faith

I’m not ready to meet you, God

“If the plane crashes, then we’ll just go to heaven earlier!” We were about to board a plane to Sydney when my friend said it. We’d been talking about MH370 and other recent aviation...

Culture

I live to fight another day: Reflections on Dunkirk

Sometimes, after a movie, I find myself walking out of the cinema feeling the same way I leave church services on good days. I got this same feeling again when I saw Dunkirk. Nolan’s latest...