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...

Finding Purpose

Why on Earth are you here? Why are you here on Earth?

The answer: Redemption. You, in spite of your imperfections and shortcomings, are God’s vessel to renew a broken world. The Bible reveals original created nature to be “very good” (Genesis...

Money Matters

It’s angpow time! What kind of giver are you?

恭喜发财,红包拿来! During the festive periods – Chinese New Year, Christmas – giving happens. A lot. We change hundreds of dollars to stuff into red packets, we take part in Secret...

Money Matters

Ushering in the God of wealth

The day after Christmas, the strains of Joy to the World were immediately replaced with qi ge long tong qiang tong qiang in the shopping malls. And if like me, you went to the mall today, you...

Money Matters

Is it wrong to want the good life?

Looking at the man, Jesus felt genuine love for him. “There is still one thing you haven’t done,” he told him. “Go and sell all your possessions and give the money to the poor, and you will...

Real Life, Real People

I wasted 22 years in bondage to Heroin and Ice

From Primary 1 to Primary 6, I failed everything. I failed my PSLE, so I dropped out of school. I started smoking cigarettes, sniffing glue and got involved in a secret society. In 1988, I got...

Workplace

The appraisal to end all appraisals

Ahh, appraisal season. Doesn’t matter which end you’re on – whether you’re appraiser or appraisee – there’s one thing we can all agree on: We’re all happy when...

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...

Finding Purpose

I’m learning to tell the greatest story of all

There’s nothing quite like being a journalist: The thrills of being the first to know, the adrenaline rush of getting an insider scoop, and the best part of all, hearing stories and re-telling them...