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“There are no winners in this case”: Jail, cane for couple who fatally abused Annie Ee

“This is a tragedy for sure. There are no winners in this case,” said the defence lawyer for the couple who were today (December 1) sentenced for their part in the death of Annie Ee, a...

Relationships

I’m way too bad at goodbyes

Sam Smith says he’s too good at goodbyes. Me too. I used to pride myself on being the stronger person – that I’d be the one who would get over a relationship faster. I’m the...

Culture

Taylor Swift says the old Taylor Swift is dead. What a shame

“I’ve got a list of names and yours is in red, underlined. I check it once, then I check it twice, oh!” snarls Taylor Swift in her latest single, Look What You Made Me Do. The music video,...

Music

How I came to see His mercy

I like taking bus rides alone. I usually have my headphones on, playing my favourite worship songs. Five years ago, on my way home, I found myself awestruck in the bus. I closed my eyes on the bus...

Music

Out of the depths of despair, a song of hope

In 2015, I heard the amazing testimony of Ivan and Rachel Tan. Their baby, Johanna, had been diagnosed with a series of congenital heart defects that were diagnosed as life-threatening if left...

Music

Numb – the cry of a generation

I’m tired of being what you want me to be Feeling so faithless, lost under the surface Don’t know what you’re expecting of me Put under the pressure of walking in your shoes Every...

Life & Death

In the end: Reflections on death and the lives of Chester Bennington, Chris Cornell

An unashamed confession: About two weeks ago, the entire Thir.st team was huddled in a karaoke room celebrating our In-Dependence Day, throats going hoarse as we screamed into the mics: I tried so...

Music

Hold my hand, child of my heart: This is the cry of our fathers

I’m Alexandra (Alex for short), and that’s my brother, Andrew, on the guitar. We’ve been roving about and bringing worship in simple forms to different places, and that includes several...

Music

Struggles in solitude, and my song of surrender

I was travelling overseas alone with my ukulele, attempting to run away from all my problems back in Singapore. I was disappointed by relationships, disappointed in myself. A lifelong introvert,...