Life & Death

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...

Health

A Better Ting: Seets is Home with her great Love

In early 2020, friends and strangers alike rejoiced when See Ting, better known as Seets, was declared cancer-free following her mastectomy and the completion of her treatment. She had been diagnosed...

Health

“Farewell, my son”: A tribute by Jethro’s father

Thank you all for coming to tonight’s wake service to celebrate Jethro’s 15 years, 1 month and 23 days of life on Earth. I am sure he will be very happy to see all of you here, as he looks down...

Health

On Jethro: We have no answers, only hope

Why is it always one of the good guys? That was what came to mind when I heard about 15-year-old Jethro Puah, the boy who tragically died after an accident during a high-element activity at Safra...

Health

158 days with Joy, our miracle baby

When 44-year-old Lee Chii found out that she was pregnant, the news came as a shock but also brought excitement. Happy that they would be parents again, Lee Chii and her husband, David, went...

Culture

What sparks your Soul?

*SPOILERS AHEAD* Recently released Pixar animated film, Soul, is probably the first movie I’ve seen where the main character dies at the beginning of the film. Actually, this isn’t even...

Life & Death

The better thing: This is for something greater than ourselves

On February 23, 2021 (Tuesday), Chan See Ting (Seets) passed away peacefully in the hospital. She was 28 years old. Joanne Kwok, our former Creative Producer and one of her closest friends, shared...