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Let's Get Real with Brandon Ho

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If you recognise his trademark one-dimpled grin, that’s because Brandon Ho is a familiar face in the Malaysian entertainment scene. He’s usually playing one of these roles: TV host, emcee, actor, YouTuber. Last year, Brandon added another role to his repertoire: podcast host. But unlike his previous projects, Let’s Get Real is the first time Brandon—who is vocal about his faith on his social media platforms—is discussing the Christian faith openly with other prominent Christians in Malaysia.
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Finding Treasures in the Darkness: Seeing God's Hand in My Bout with Cancer

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In early August 2020, I noticed a mark on my right breast. It looked like a small, insect bite, but somehow I had a feeling it wasn’t that. It didn’t itch, and it wasn’t painful, but there was a small indentation which worried me. The next day, I went to see a gynaecologist, which led to an ultrasound, a mammogram, and then a biopsy. Finally, it was confirmed: the lump was malignant. I was diagnosed with breast cancer. The news left me feeling distressed and devastated.
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How to Find Rest While Waiting on God

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Not too long ago, I went through one of the most anxious seasons of my life. I was in the midst of looking for an internship placement to fulfil my university requirement. I applied to close to 30 companies, went to a few interviews, and turned down an offer that didn’t feel right. Finally, I was scheduled for an interview with a company that I really wanted to intern at. Alas, I didn’t get the offer. I was devastated at the thought that I wasn’t good enough to make the cut.
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How to Walk with a Friend Who's Doubting the Faith

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It can be stressful when someone we love starts to doubt God. We worry that we won’t have the answers to convince them to stay in the faith, and fear what will happen if they were to leave God completely. But doubts are a perfectly normal part of a Christian’s journey. And God is more than capable of helping us figure out what faith means in the face of life’s difficult realities.

When I Found Out My Mum Had Cancer . . . Again

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Mum had been brought to the Emergency Department at the hospital for high fever and shortness of breath. The doctors couldn’t figure out what was causing it, and they ran test after test. After 8 days of confinement, the doctors finally concluded: Cancer. Stage 4. Incurable.

3 Ways to Remain Faithful When Life Seems to be Going Nowhere

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My heart trembled as I scanned through the email. My worst fear had come to pass. My application to join an international arts group wasn’t accepted. Coupled with a slew of other job rejections I had received over the last 10 months, this was the last thing I needed.

My Womb May Be Barren, But Not My Heart

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This Christmas was supposed to have been different for my family. I should have entered the last trimester of a pregnancy that had taken my husband and I by absolute surprise and awe. Our daughter should have seen in my growing belly proof that her prayers for a sibling had been heard. Instead, I found myself in pain.

How to Avoid the Comparison Game

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A few years ago, I was introduced to another kind of comparison, one that wasn’t the least beneficial. I had graduated but my career had yet to take off. I was far from achieving the accomplishments I’d set for myself. As I grew increasingly frustrated at the uncertainty of my future, I started to compare my situation to peers who seemingly had it all together. When was God going to answer my prayers for a job and alleviate my disappointment in myself?

3 Unexpected Gifts of 2020

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A morning swim at the outdoor pools, with the glorious sun on my back. A coffee in a cafe, breathing in the scent of freshly grounded coffee beans. A haircut at the hairdresser’s, watching dead ends snipped away.  Just a few short months ago, the idea of being able to do any of the above seemed like an impossible reality.