Real Life, Real People

“God can use you anywhere”: The third-culture kid with a heart for children of missionaries

Born in Japan, Josephine has the unique experience of growing up as the daughter of two missionaries. Only returning to Singapore for short trips, the 23-year-old spent most of her life in the East...

Money Matters

I lost a huge sum of money, but God looked after me

At the start of 2021, I had to leave my job amid the pandemic because my dad had asked me to go back home to Malaysia to help with a family affair. By then, I had been working with my employer in...

Church Life

Why we serve in Sunday School

Teachers hold a special place in our hearts for the important role they play in our growing up years, imparting wisdom and helping to shape us into who we are today. We may never know the amount of...

Work

Quiet Quitting: Why TikTok’s latest trend is more dangerous than it sounds

I recently learned about this new trend of “quiet quitting”. It doesn’t mean leaving your job, but doing the bare minimum at work. After TikToker Zaid Khan posted about the trend, the term...

Workplace

The struggles of being underemployed

“So, what do you do?” “Umm… I graduated recently and… umm… I work part-time at a restaurant and do some photography on the side.” “Oh, that’s great! Do you get free food at the...

Music

The story behind Miss Lou: She once sang for people’s approval — not anymore

With her cat-eye glasses, retro makeup and vintage dresses, it comes as little surprise that jazz singer and songwriter Miss Lou named her first album Glamour Vintage Songbird. Released in September...

Work

Struggling under my toxic boss, prayer turned things around

Maybe I did something wrong. I’ll try again next time. Such were the thoughts I had when the relationship between me and my boss first turned sour a few months into my job. At that time, I had...

Work

Behind The Paycheque: 2 lawyers’ hot takes on the limits of justice and other controversial questions

A sword, a balance scales and a blindfold. These items, unanimous with the Lady Justice, symbolise power, impartiality and objectivity in the judicial system. Yet, in reality, the execution of...

Mental Health

Feeling like a failure through my twenties, I found breakthroughs in becoming a teacher

In my early twenties, I experienced what I hope to be the worst ever episode in my life. I could not hold down a job, I faced immense social anxiety and I struggled with my mental health. Making...