Tough Love: a reflection from an ashamed son

By Anonymous, Singapore If you’re a Chinese like me, then you’re probably no stranger to tough love. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying all Chinese parents hit their kids, but it’s a fact that China has been receiving much flak for its infamous corporal punishment in the home. We even have a mandarin […]

Every Day A Father’s Day

By Sheryl Tay, Singapore Father’s Day has become largely commercialized all around the world. It has become just a day in the yearly calendar that we observed. For some, the greater significance of what the day stands for—that is, a reminder to love and honor our fathers at all time—has been lost. This year, as […]

I Survived a Car Accident

By Timothy Koh, Singapore I was discharged on 28 May 2013. During my one-week stay in hospital, I experienced many different emotions and gained some insights about life. Going back to the accident scene, as I scrambled out of the car and lay in pain while awaiting the ambulance, I remembered crying out to God […]

Water to My Soul

By Chaz Oswald, 22, USA The sun and humidity combined to push the heat index to a blistering 95°F (35°C). Sweat evaporated from my skin like steam off a boiling pot of water. I was exceedingly thirsty by the time I completed my run. It would be outright stupid to attempt to satisfy my thirst […]

What will your swan song be?

By Lau Jue Hua, Singapore [Image from CNN.com] Amidst tumultuous applause from his fans, David Beckham wiped away tears as he walked off the field in his final appearance as a professional football player. The game last Sunday was a swan song for the 38-year-old former England captain who is a household name. For a […]