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...

Mental Health

Feeling like a failure through my twenties, I found breakthroughs in becoming a teacher

In my early twenties, I experienced what I hope to be the worst ever episode in my life. I could not hold down a job, I faced immense social anxiety and I struggled with my mental health. Making...

Real Life, Real People

Being rescued from a life of emptiness gave this young doctor a new mission

Growing up, I struggled with anger and used to be a bully. When I was in primary school, I had even gone to the extent of setting up a club against someone I disliked, and got others to hate on her...

Mental Health

Remembering RVHS: Will more of our young people come forward to be heard and healed?

A year ago, tragedy struck River Valley High School when a 16-year-old boy carried a weapon and allegedly took the life of another boy in that community. As someone close to a number of students in...

Mental Health

Managing your emotions: A therapist shares her top tips for mental wellness

I recently came across this Instagram post on “Wisdom for a Catastrophising Generation”. While it is certainly good that mental health is now being taken seriously, it made me wonder if...

Worldview

Roe vs Wade: Unpacking the issue of abortion

For 49 years, the US protected abortion as a constitutional right. All this changed on June 24, with the overturning of the landmark Roe vs Wade ruling by the Supreme Court. The implication of this...

Mental Health

Navigating choppy waters: An athlete’s battle with anxiety

When I was growing up, my mum put a lot of pressure on me, being the first-born and all. I guess that made me feel like she was a tiger mum. There were a lot of things in my life, like piano and...

Mental Health

How my mental health was transformed: Biblical truths and a brand new worldview

I don’t know what you think of when you hear the words “Christian counselling”, “healing” or “deliverance”. When I first heard of such terms, I actually...

Illness

Fathers in heaven: Reflections from dad’s 18-month battle with terminal cancer

In July 2020, I lost my dad to Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS). He was 59 years old and I was 21. In October 2018, my dad visited our family doctor after a fever he developed had persisted for over a...