Month: August 2016Page 1 of 2

Word on the Street: Jin Hong

A personal experience – I’d rather not go into detail – made me realise the importance of having a sound and adequate protection portfolio. That moment got me thinking about how many people here are actually underinsured…

Word on the Street: Elizabeth

I’ve worked with a lot of healthcare professionals this past year. The nurses, they share with me their stories, like how they are made to work very long hours. But despite it all, they love their job. For that, I really look up to them…

Word on the Street: Faisal

Two weeks before I completed National Service, I was really uncertain about what I was going to do with my future. I studied graphic design in school, but I was scared that I wasn’t going to make it as a designer outside…

Word on the Street: Immelia

I had this mentality that if I started earning my own money, I won’t have to depend on anyone for a living. But when I went out into the real world and started my first job, I began to realise the importance of certs…

Word on the Street: Reka

I do miss advertising, but I believe that if you really want to enjoy the job that you’re doing, you need to believe in your company and what it stands for…

Word on the Street: Dan

When I was in primary school, I decided that I needed a hairstyle. My dad had side-parted hair so I decided to follow him. Unlike him, however, I had wavy hair that I got from my mother…

Dream Chasers: Interview with Actor and Puppeteer Bright Ong

The talented and effervescent performer candidly talks about the challenges and rewards that come with being a professional television and stage actor in Singapore these past six years.

Word on the Street: Puteri

I really felt lost last year, so 2016 has been about finding myself again. I sort of live by this mantra now, “Surrender to what is, let go of what was, and have faith in what will be”…

Word on the Street: Shaik

I currently do freelance work in music and theatre. I mainly do tamil language plays, which is awesome for me because I get to be in touch with my roots. For music, I do a mix of hip-hop and electronica. I write and rap my own music, and I’m also very into production work…

Word on the Street: Jia Jia

You would usually find me at work every year during the National Day season, but I’m glad to be here instead today. My task was to help the kids with kite decorations, and I can tell that some of them are very creative…

Word on the Street: Leon

I’ve been with the Housing Development Board for three years now, and the kids at Canossaville have seen us a few times already. The children’s home is actually our adopted charity, and we’d come down here every month to do housekeeping…

Word on the Street: Luthfil

The average person would probably not want to sign up for military life because it’s all very strict and regimental, but I did…

Singapore Theatre: Review of “Rosnah” by The Necessary Stage

Set in the 1990s, this hour-long monologue explores the inner turmoil of a conservative Malay Muslim woman from Singapore who finds herself conflicted when exposed to the ideals of Western modernism and liberalism on foreign soil.

Word on the Street: ChunYan

Any films that inspired me to become a cinematographer? Maybe the old Hong Kong films because I grew up watching them; I guess they’re the reason why I’m interested in the film industry…

Word on the Street: Kristine

My friends and I are just a bunch of creative rebels who get to be experimental and do all kinds of projects. Our final-year project is to actually create graphics that would enhance the performances during this year’s National Day Parade…

Word on the Street: Ivan

My passion is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ). It’s supposed to be a gentler form of martial arts that lets a weaker person overcome a stronger opponent…

Word on the Street: Shelby

I’m a bit of a feminine tomboy I guess. I love makeup; some people say that girls who wear makeup do it just to attract the opposite sex…

Word on the Street: Azim

I’m a financial consultant. I meet people, assess their financial situations, have a look at their financial planning and listen to their goals and dreams.

Word on the Street: Tyris

2015 was an extremely challenging year for me because I changed jobs. My background is in communications, so to make that shift to a finance-related job meant a very steep learning curve…

Dream Chasers: Interview with Brand Designers Wan and Zee

The Founders of PlayPause discuss the importance of visual branding and the realities of being in a business with your spouse.

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