All posts by thegoodcatalogue

Doors Closing

Written by Jeeheng Yew Do we really need to shut the doors on people all the time? Let me describe a very typical day that happens to us too often – you walk into the lift with a few others and we are headed to different levels. Someone leaves the 5th floor and the person nearest…

Hoodat!: Farhan

Tell me more about yourself I am Farhan and I am currently taking a gap year after completing my National Service to develop valuable life skills such as learning new languages and improving my inter-personal skills. I have a strong interest in connecting with people and this has helped foster my passion for volunteering and…

Ruihan’s Good Advice

Written by Melissa Robert Originally adapted from Sound the City Ruihan is a busker exceptionally familiar to some of you residents. Catch him if you can, as he sings his heart out on the weekends while he relaxes from the hustle and bustle of life in Singapore.   ‘It’s less about music and more about…

Hoodat!: Ridzwan

Tell me more about yourself: I am 28-years of age this year and I’m currently working as a Medic at Central Far East Station. I have been volunteering at The Hidden Good (THG) since 2015, where I first met Jiezhen, our #girlboss at THG, at the MP3 experiment.   How do you manage to balance…

There’s Magic in the Uncomfortable

Written by Melissa Robert Originally adapted from Sound the City   How long are you going to wait before you demand the best for yourself – Epictetus   Life. It starts off with a blank canvas. As we go through it we start scribbling to a point where we have no clue what’s written on it anymore.…

Why Luck favours the prepared

Written by Melissa Robert Originally adapted from Sound the City Growth comes from within. And it all starts with mindset. As taught in the famous novel ‘7 habits of highly effective people’, all things are created twice. First in the mind, and then physically. This is in direct relation to goal-setting and taking the actions to…

Jarvis’ Good Advice

Written by Melissa Robert Originally adapted from Sound The City   ‘When people like your music, that feeling is priceless. Not even a million dollars can buy it.’   Jarvis is a busker from Singapore, but he walked through his very own journey to have gotten to where he is today. It’s a known fact,…

Love For A Dollar (LoveFAD)

Written by Jeeheng Yew From Left: Berny, Kwok Kiang, Zoe, Jin Yan, Jared and Koon Han Birthed by a group of students back in 2007 as part of their Service-Learning project in college, LoveFAD, in collaboration with The Salvation Army, is running its 10th edition this year. LoveFAD is a youth-led volunteerism project that provides…

In Dielogue: Marilyn

Personal encounters of witnessing death often makes the topic of death much more real and close to heart. We know that death happens to everyone, but we never know when and where. In this series of Dielogue, we share the heartfelt personal experiences of a healthcare practitioner, who meets patients near their end of life.…