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...

Finding Purpose

The year I said yes to Jesus

This story runs backwards. Stay with me. APRIL 19, 2016. In the middle of Changi Airport, where I was bound for Boracay on my ad agency’s annual holiday, I stared at a Whatsapp message on my...

Finding Purpose

Why I walked away from my dream career

My friend Desiree (not her real name) is a been-there, done-that kind of person. Fearless. Confident. A go-getter. She loves to tell me stories about her life and I love hearing them; it’s like...

Finding Purpose

If you cannot feed a hundred people, just feed one

I saw myself on stage, standing in front of hundreds, maybe thousands of people. I never told anyone, but I wanted to do big things for Jesus and I thought I knew what that looked like. I could see...

Discipleship

All who are thirsty

Everyone thirsts. It is that deep, raw, sometimes torturous feeling of being parched; a pain so central to the human experience that no man is excused from it. It has become so commonplace that I’m...

Workplace

Should I quit my job?

Should you stay or should you go? Heaven knows. Yes you should! Right now! Obviously, you wouldn’t accept that as an answer. Not from me anyway – someone who hardly knows you. I struggled...

Money Matters

Is it okay to want to be rich?

I used to be obsessed with money. It was something my family lacked, so wealth represented power, status and a worry-free life. My family suffered in the wake of the 1997 Asian financial crisis....