Category Archives: The Good Stories

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…

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…

Turning Vulnerability into Strength

Written by Melissa Robert Originally adapted from Sound The City   Vulnerability: On the contrary of how it may be portrayed as a weakness, it’s true identity is nothing but utter strength. It does take the brave to walk into the battlefield without armour. In that sense, we should admire vulnerability. It’s not be something…

In Dielogue: Venerable Ming Fa X Angjolie

We’re often caught by the element of surprise when driven from a sudden death of our loved one; or even from someone whom have been living their life dilligently – only to pass away abruptly through an incident. The moral of the story is that – death is unpredictable and we can only prepare for…

In Dielogue: Magdalene X Nash

Patients with terminal illness may be reaching the end of their lives, but palliative care is all about helping them live despite of and with the terminal illness. Much can be achieved by physiotherapists in the areas of pain and breathlessness, as they help with functional decline and improve the sense of well-being. Meet Magdalene…

Nationless Tree, Worldly Roots

Written by Weilyn Chong “Everyone is a tree. We all have roots that we develop. Never forget this. Roots are what make you who you are more than the tree and its leaves,” my dad says in his deep and earthy voice. His words of wisdom went in one ear and out the other as…

In Dielogue: Loretta X Charmaine

Delving into the social sector, requires a set of demanding aptitudes. Social workers are expected to handle different situations – from extending a willing pair of ears, to getting reprimanded by patients and riled into family conflicts. What makes us human is the ability to empathize and give advice – and that’s what our care…

In Dielogue: Dr Chong X Dr Devanand

When it comes to one’s last wishes, difficult decisions sometimes have to be made by medical providers together with family. We tackle the issue of how medical ethics and specialised care can help patients who are facing death, and address misconceptions from an ethical viewpoint. Meet Dr Anantham Devanand, who is Deputy Head of Lung…

Talking Death X Amutha

‘Choi, touch wood!’ Many times we’ve accidentally say something ‘bad luck’ only to immediately try in negating that quickly, by touching the nearest ‘wood’ next to us. The mere notion of Death itself is a taboo topic, but how far will we let fear define us? Especially with our multi cultural races here, is it…