Entries by Joanna Hor

Speak the Truth, or Keep Silent?

If you’ve ever wondered what it means to be candid, talk to my mother. If she didn’t like something, she’d say so without mincing her words. If she felt we were making the wrong decision, she’d harp on how the cons outweighed the pros.

Djae Outlaw: Putting the Focus on Him

Take a look at Djae Outlaw’s Instagram account, @djaeoutlaw, and you’ll quickly understand why he has amassed close to 52,000 followers and gets an average of 3,000 likes for every post he puts up.

Ant-Man: Good Things Come in Small Packages

On paper, Marvel’s twelfth instalment, Ant-Man stands no chance against the other Marvel heavyweights. There’s nothing revolutionary about its bug suits, its advanced technology, or its shrinking powers.

Should We Love Ourselves?

“You really beat yourself up too much. I bet you’re the only one who felt you did a lousy job,” I said to my friend. She had just told me about her stressful experience acting with a stellar cast of veteran actors in her most recent show—which included an embarrassing case of stage fright on opening night.

When Your Sin Comes to Light

Mixed feelings. Apprehension. Guilt. Shame. Regret. If any of those popped to mind, know that you’re not alone. Like it or not, each one of us have our fair share of bright and dark patches. For the latter, we probably wish we could erase or hide those parts away permanently.

Esther Ang: How She left it all behind

An illustrious career, comfortable lifestyle and fat paycheck are not things most people would ever want to part with, especially if it means exchanging them for an uncertain future and a huge pay cut. But that’s exactly what Ms Esther Ang did when she heeded God’s call three years ago. She left a cushy global […]

Manny Pacquiao: From Zero to Hero

Boxing fan or not, you must be fairly acquainted with the names Floyd Mayweather Junior and Manny Pacquiao by now. If not, here’s the gist: these two—widely considered as boxing’s finest—came together to fight last Saturday (for the very first time) in what has been called the “fight of the century”, and Mayweather won.

Leaving Legacies to Live By

As I scanned the sea of impassive faces on the train on the way to work this morning, it struck me that while nothing looked out of the ordinary, things were no longer the same for my country of Singapore. A week ago, our founding father, Mr Lee Kuan Yew, had passed away at the […]

Jonathan Kiew: From Youth-at-risk to Youth Worker

For someone who has come close to the brink of death five times, you would think he has gotten life all figured out. But 28-year-old Jonathan Kiew is quick to admit that despite the multiple health ailments and close shaves he has experienced, he still gets distracted, makes the same mistakes, and needs crises every so often to prod him back to the right path.