Life & Death

Life & Death

America’s Got Talent singer Nightbirde dies at 31

After touching the world with her voice and story, America’s Got Talent Golden Buzzer winner Jane Marczewski passed away on February 19 (Saturday) following a four-year battle with cancer. ...

Real Life, Real People

“I was left with nothing”: How a drug abuser left the lows and highs of a rollercoaster life

TRIGGER WARNING: THIS ARTICLE MENTIONS SELF-HARM AND SUICIDE Shortly after his first taste of alcohol at 11, Thomas Koh began using drugs, all the while chasing money and power as antidotes to the...

Real Life, Real People

#SpillTheTeh: The grief of losing a loved one to death

TRIGGER WARNING This article contains content on death and suicide.  Death. It is something that all of us have to face, and yet few of us would want to think about it. Perhaps because it seems so...

Life & Death

Losing my mum to cancer: Seeing the good (and God) in suffering

I lost my mother to cancer last July. She was only 60. She was first diagnosed with a rare and aggressive cancer in her adrenal gland in 2012. We were thankful then that the cancer was discovered...

Life & Death

Dad died for 8 minutes: The cycling accident that changed everything

Dad was a high-flyer. Because he built Changi Airport Terminal 3, ours was the first family who actually walked into the terminal. He was also the project director for many other buildings such as...

Disabilities

A close brush with death left her without hands and legs, but she’s never felt more alive

In 2018, Carole Ann was admitted to hospital due to a sharp abdominal pain. It turned out that a ruptured ovarian cyst had put her in a life-threatening condition. During the month-long coma, her...

Health

As the world battled COVID-19, our baby was fighting for her life

Shortly after Ona was born, she was brought to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) when the doctor detected she had breathing issues. They later discovered that she had a cleft palate. It was...

Health

When wounds become scars

As I sat at SGH’s Block 9 waiting to collect my brother’s body, I couldn’t believe the conversation I was having with the funeral director. “We have coffins in white, brown, black. Which...

Relationships

12 years with Seets: What I’ve learnt from this feisty chilli padi

About 12 years ago, I was invited to a Christmas party. At the time, I was living overseas, but I was in Singapore for my break and had no Christmas plans. What I didn’t realise was that I’d meet...