Post-secondary

I struggled to make friends in poly

I’m Faith, in my first year at Temasek Polytechnic (TP) studying for a Diploma in Veterinary Technology. Though I have only been on this journey for five months, it has not been a smooth-sailing...

Studies & NS

What does doing my best in school look like?

Whenever exam season is around the corner, the air begins to be filled with constant declarations of “just do your best”. In these moments, I find myself stuck with a nagging thought: What...

Secondary

Drowning in despair during the O-Levels, I heard the audible voice of God

I have always lamented the fact that I didn’t win the genetic lottery when it comes to intelligence. As my name’s (Emily) meaning suggests, I am “diligent” and “industrious”. But...

Studies & NS

5 types of people you’ll meet in project work

From the commendable to the chao kuan (someone who doesn’t play fair), let’s take a look at the 5 common characters in any group project. From these folks, we can learn a little about what to...

Post-secondary

Leaving my anxiety behind

Trigger warning: This article contains mention of self-harming and suicide. “Poly life is gonna be so much better, Weixin.” That was what my secondary school counsellor told me. Growing up as a...

Real Life, Real People

Diagnosed with cancer at a young age, she discovered the love of God through kindness and open doors

I was 14 when I was diagnosed with leukaemia.  My parents sold our flat in our home country to finance my treatment in Singapore.  A year later, after five cycles of chemotherapy, the cancer was in...

University

Going on exchange? Plugging yourself into a local church makes all the difference

Hello, my name is Dave and I recently went to Los Angeles for my exchange in 2022. In fact, I only returned to Singapore in early June this year! Even before I went for my exchange, I knew the...

Church Life

3 things to remember for those struggling to juggle school and ministry

Life as a student is pretty tough, especially during crunch time with a seemingly never-ending pile of notes to revise and assignments to complete. With so much already on your plate, it can be a...

Studies & NS

Too Jesus-y? What being bullied in JC taught me

Junior College (JC) wasn’t exactly the best time for me.  Some of my classmates used to mock me along with two of my friends. Strangely, they called us “The Holy Trinity” even though I...