Post-secondary

Post-secondary

No matter how you fared for your A Levels, remember: You are not your results

This rainy afternoon, multitudes of students went back to their Junior Colleges to receive their A level results. Some, however, went home with more than one results slip. The More Than One...

Post-secondary

‘If grades are all you’re chasing, it’ll be a never-ending pursuit’: From A Levels to attorney

Benjamin Kwok was born to entertain. Funny, eloquent and comfortable in front of a crowd, Ben saw his future self as a newscaster or actor, and set his sights on Hollywood. Little did he know his...

Finding Purpose

‘Closed doors can point us to better paths’: The robotics otaku who wouldn’t give up

Vernon Chow’s romance with robotics started with a ton of Lego and the uncanny ability to undo child-safety locks. “In primary school, my mum brought me to a robotics class and I was...

Finding Purpose

‘Don’t limit your life to what the results slip says’: The nurse who took a different route to hospital

From a young age, Caron Koh believed God had called her to the medical field. “I pushed myself very hard. I wanted to save the world. I was obsessed with my grades because I needed straight...

Mental Health

Studies, stress and suicide

The number of teenage suicides in Singapore is on the rise. Twenty-seven Singaporeans aged 10 to 19 killed themselves in 2015 –a 15-year high, and twice as many as the year before....

Post-secondary

The road less travelled, winding through death, betrayal and ITE

“Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last...

Studies & NS

Which would you choose: God or your grades?

For five days in a week you take on the role of student, and simply want to do your best in school. But you’re a weekend warrior for Christ. You serve in Church and believe in giving up your free...

University

What if you don’t get the course you want?

“I don’t know what I’m doing in this course,” a friend said, breaking down in front of me. It wasn’t his first choice. He didn’t even like what he studied. But his grades meant he...

Finding Purpose

How do I find my calling in life?

The Bible suggests that God has a special plan for you.* Not merely your choice of work or course of study, but why you exist. It’s a lofty ideal – the elegant union of power, significance,...