Vania Tan

Learn more about Vania Tan and check out Vania Tan’s contributions to YMI over the years.


Pile of Christmas presents on the floor

What Do We Do Now With All Those Christmas Gifts?

Can you believe it? Christmas Day has come and gone—just like that. Over the last month or possibly just this past week, you probably spent a great deal of time writing Christmas cards

5 Challenges Second Generation Christians Face

Is there any difference between the struggles faced by first generation Christians and second generation Christians? (I shall refer to the latter group as SGCs.)
Couple together - unexpected benefits of being the third wheel

3 Unexpected Benefits of Being the Third Wheel

Are you a third wheel (or light bulb, as it is known in some cultures)? For those clueless about what this is, a third wheel is a person who hangs out with a couple—and who can become an awkward addition to a romantic date.

Post a card of Hope

Title: Post a card of Hope Materials: 12 Hand-written Designed…

3 Steps to Take When You Face a Problem

“Why is the bus taking so long to arrive?” “Why didn’t I charge my phone last night?” Have you ever noticed how we can get so bothered by the smallest of problems?
Couple holding hands by the water

5 "Harmless" Dating Tips

Whether you’re single or in a relationship, you may have encountered at least one of these five things I have been told about dating. Perhaps the advice was given out of good intentions, but more often than not, it left you feeling frustrated and miserable.

Why Comparing Can be Dangerous

I won’t deny that I often compare myself with others, including family members and friends. Such moments make me realize that there are so many people out there who have talents and skills that far exceed my own, and which I may never be able to attain, try as I might.

My Family’s 5 Most Annoying Habits

I come from a family of five, comprising four women and one man. We have our fair share of annoying habits: those we used to have, those we still have, and those I do not even want to imagine we might develop in future.

5 Ways to Make Our Moms Happy

“Every day is Mother's Day”, my mother would jokingly say…