Friendship

Friendship

I tried to save my best friend’s life; but everything fell apart

It was the third week of January, 2015 – my first year of university. I received a phone call. The voice said my best friend was in hospital. He’d met with a road accident and was fighting...

Friendship

Ever tried to sell off your friends on Carousell?

I’m a musician. I grew up in a musical family. As musicians, we often buy and sell our instruments. Sometimes we’ll buy an instrument with good resell value because we know we’ll...

Studies & NS

When project work isn’t working out

Working in groups has never been my thing, mainly because group work forces people to work together. That means a lot more reliance on one another. Time invested in communicating with fellow group...

Friendship

Who needs friends?

Friendship. That was my most hated word growing up. I was jaded on this front very early in life. I only remember myself having three seasons of friendship. My whole life. One. Primary 4. I became...

Friendship

The lost art of friendship

People have always expected me to have it all together. I don’t blame them. I make it easy for them to believe it. So because of that, my friends always come to me with their issues and the...

Mental Health

The social butterfly that grew lonely

“I think I’m struggling with loneliness.” The first time I admitted it out loud was three days ago. I was having dinner with a close friend, and we were on the topic of “things you don’t...

Church Life

There is a place to be vulnerable

“I’m not comfortable to share this with you/everyone, but I’ll let my mentor know.” I’ve been hearing this phrase quite often. I usually nod my head in sympathy. Yeah,...

How-tos & Handles

The 4 stages of forgiveness

The Lord gently said to me one day, “There are still many areas in your heart that hold unforgiveness. You need to forgive deeply in order to soar.” Later, He showed me the map to deep...

Relationships

Why I run from the people who love me

I’m a runner. I run from problems. I’ve come to realise that I instinctively put up my walls as defences. I distance myself and turn away from hard times. It’s so easy to run when things are...