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Word on the Street: Rong

I was extremely angry, and to this very day, I don’t really know why. Maybe the mention of marriage triggered some kind of post-traumatic stress disorder I developed during my childhood…

Word on the Street: JK

On certain nights, you even get to see planets like Venus, Jupiter and Mars in the sky. And the billions of stars; it’s like a blanket of stars…

Word on the Street: Khairizal

With so many boxing gyms in Singapore, I hope to create a healthy competitive environment where we can sieve out real talents to represent the country…

Word on the Street: Charmene

I know this person had the best intentions at heart, but I felt so offended. Am I bad news because I’m not pregnant?

Word on the Street: Hafiz (National Boxer)

I’ve had a total of 35 amateur fights now, 25 of which are wins. I guess I didn’t give up fighting because a part of me knew I wasn’t done with boxing yet…

Word on the Street: Jason (Beng Who Cooks)

This business is not for the strawberry generation, but I’m determined to change the hawker scene, one bowl at a time…

Word on the Street: Nurhakim

I told a dramatic love story about how a guy and a girl from two different worlds met, but brain cancer made her forget who he was.

Word on the Street: Aaron

I became a dad when I was 18. I got married the year I found out my wife was pregnant with our first son. Everything moved at such a fast pace after that…

Word on the Street: Jonah de Leon

Thanks to all my hard work, I passed my ‘O’ Levels the second time around. I got 16 points. I actually cried and my parents and principal were very happy for me…

Word on the Street: Dillah Zakbah

The more I talk about it, the more I can help unlock the passion for tech in other women and push them to get to where they want to be in their careers…

Word on the Street: Zoe

People always ask if I regret wasting four years studying something that’s not related to what I do at work. People always assume that everything in life must be interconnected somehow…

Word on the Street: Luqman

My life became really interesting after I turned 17. That was four years ago, and a lot happened at the time. That was when my passion for food and boxing came together…

Word on the Street: Tashka

In the past two years, we’ve already fostered four kids. To build relationships with them and see how much they’ve progressed since they first came to us has really has been one of our greatest joys…

Word on the Street: Heidi

As a Finn, you have this dream of living somewhere warm, and Singapore – being an English-speaking country – seemed easy to approach…

Word on the Street: Nurul

I’m actually quite a shy person. I won’t open up to you unless I already know you, and that’s why being a clown was great; I could hide behind this character that I had created for myself…

Word on the Street: Priyanka

It’s been 21 beautiful and exhausting months since I became a mother. My husband and I were married six years before we decided to take the plunge into parenthood…

Tay Wei Ming: ASEAN Para Games 2017 Athlete

When I was bullied, badminton pulled me out of my gloomy days. My teammates never treated me differently. They admired me for playing despite my disability…

Jeremiah Tan: ASEAN Para Games 2017 Athlete

They say the sky’s the limit, but my physical limits had already been set for me when I was born with this body. My parents laid down all the facts of my condition, and I took it positively…

Syahidah Alim: ASEAN Para Games 2017 Athlete

The more I practised archery, the better I got at it. Fun eventually turned into passion, and passion quickly became an obsession to challenge myself and break my limits…

Aini Yasli: ASEAN Para Games 2017 Athlete

I also wanted to prove that people with disability can achieve a lot in life. When people look at me, they don’t believe I powerlift, but with the support of my coaches and teammates, I can do it…