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Nostalgia – An Unforgettable Barbeque Party

December 3, 2022

The year was 1986; we were a bunch of teens growing up in Redhill estate in Singapore. We were feeling on top of the world since the school holidays had just begun. *Richard was a youth leader in the social club we attended. Being older and responsible, he earned our respect for his leadership qualities […]

You May be Damaged, but Still, Have Value

October 6, 2022

The audience was excited as the renowned speaker walked towards the rostrum. They had braved the chilly winter to see him and to attend a seminar on self-worth. “Let me begin with a simple experiment,” the speaker announced as soon as he took the stage. He swiftly took out a $20 note from the pocket […]

Music in Our Lives

August 21, 2022

“Close your eyes, give me your hand, darling; Do you feel my heart beating; Do you understand? Do you feel the same; Am I only dreaming; Is this burning an eternal flame?” The year was 1988 and we were recruits going through the basic military training. We had just completed our combat drill and were […]

Nostalgia — The Coconut Story

July 7, 2022

“Tomorrow is May Day — let’s go to the East Coast beach to celebrate the public holiday,” my sister suggested. We agreed it was an excellent idea and began preparing for the picnic. My sister did a checklist of the items to be brought – chicken wings, sardine sandwiches, curry puffs and bee-hoon were a […]

June 6, 2022

The Right Word (Vol 1) The right word used in an impactful manner can transform a mediocre writer into an excellent one. Similarly, a lacklustre essay can be given a whiff of fresh air by words that appeal to the senses. One of the greatest nightmares for a presenter is to use the wrong word […]

The Donkey That Never Gave Up

May 4, 2022

A farmer’s donkey fell into a well. In its state of anguish, it brayed hysterically. The farmer was concerned and came running to its aid. However, he realised that it would be a futile attempt as the well was too deep and treacherous for any rescue operation. He also rationalised, “The donkey is too frail […]

Legal Jargons for All and Sundry

March 27, 2022

Some people are resolute in realising their dream no matter how long it takes. They may get on with their responsibilities and cares of the world, being fully immersed in the humdrum of daily living. But at the end of their mind, their dreams are always alive… awaiting the opportune moment for the flames to […]

Enhance Your Self-Esteem

February 22, 2022

Self-esteem is a topic that is close to our hearts – whole books have been dedicated to expounding the subject. However, we have attempted to explain it in simple terms where the essence of it is succinctly captured. In a nutshell, self-esteem can be termed as how a person feels about himself or herself. It […]

Blast from the Past – “Redhill Days”

January 19, 2022

The python slithered from the carpark towards my block; its scaly skin shimmered in the moonlight as its tongue flicked out to taste the danger lurking. My brothers and I were at a safe distance and yet fully immersed in the encounter. “Let’s whack it with the pole,” cried Johan. “Come on guys; give me […]