Meet Amutha Murigasin, Senior Staff Nurse, Department of Continuing and Community Care and have been working in Tan Tock Seng Hospital for over 8 years and counting.
TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF IN 1 LINE.
I’m a very lively person, very expressive and enjoy sharing and giving.
TELL US SOMETHING MOST PEOPLE MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT YOU.
I do crystal beading. When I was a kid my mum was passionate in crafting jewels and I used to draw designs for my mum. I like crystals and I used to go to the shops in Chinatown and that was when I began stringing the jewels together. Overtime, I became friendly with the salespeople and picked up various skills and advices from them. I started stringing ethnic designs and took 3-4 hours to complete them. Usually I receive feedback from my family members about my design and I’ll work on it with my music on all the way until the next morning. I realised I became more patient and more focused after starting to do it. I learned everything on my own and learned from the sales people I met. I believe creativity is endless and that was something I felt was timely in helping me become more patient and I believe this will help delay dementia by keeping my mind healthy. Another commitment I had, was that I used to volunteer in counselling for the community on the weekends, so I hope to go back one day.
WHAT’S THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED?
Giving is important, giving your time and energy. It’s in giving that you realise your life is purposeful. I would say we are all interdependent on each other. The satisfaction comes there as a human to human(connection). It’s only after coming here that I realised there is so much out here I didn’t know. Live today as you wont be able to live tomorrow.
TELL US ABOUT A TIME WHEN THIS PIECE OF ADVICE CAME IN USEFUL.
Sharing and giving has become my motto in life. When I can’t finish food, I will pack for the workers and deliver it to the nursing homes. We will pack away clothes accumulated from family and friends to give it to the nursing homes. Why waste? The nursing homes take it well and use it. My entire family do donations as my mom always says the beauty of giving is to give when you have enough and so we all practise that mantra.
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