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Word on the Street: Raviin Kumar (Singapore National Runner)

Whenever I meet people, they still remember me for my sporting achievement in 2015 and how it inspired or impacted them in some way…but right now, I want to rewrite my story and be acknowledged for the person I am today.

Humans of ISCOS: Rennie Whang

Unless you’ve been through the ecosystem, it really is an entirely different world. The reality of what they go through is really quite difficult. If you believe that someone deserves a second chance, you should sign up as well.

Word on the Street: Sarah Bagharib (Founder of Crazycat)

Crazycat is a platform that hopes to inspire and empower everyday women. There are many women’s organisations here in Singapore, but most of them tend to cater to more privileged women who are already in positions of power…

Humans of ISCOS: Albert Teo

And in an ideal world where we can really make a difference, I want our students to discover and harness the community’s resources so that marginalised groups will be self-motivated to realise their own dreams and aspirations…

Word on the Street: Amanda Cheng

This project is very personal to me because it’s for my grandmother. She previously lived in an old estate on Pipit Road in Aljunied, but ever since her husband died, she’s been fearful of going back home. She says there’s no more motivation in life and is afraid of dying alone.

Word on the Street: Dennis “The Ladykiller” (Singapore Pro Wrestler)

Dennis The Ladykiller is a prize fighter. He’s very smooth and charismatic, and he walks out in a yellow robe and snakeskin tights. Yellow is not even my favourite colour, but I know that it suits the character. He’s very flashy, which is very different from who I am in real life.

Humans of ISCOS: Zulkhairee

But the kids at the school don’t label me. They’re only 14, 15 and 16-years old, but not as judgemental as the adults. Instead of pushing me away, they welcomed me into their circles. It’s an experience I cannot find anywhere else, and I’m very happy to be here.

Word on the Street: Li Lin Wee (Director of NDP 2018 Music Video)

I think all the people who agreed to be part of the video intrinsically understood what being part of a family is, whatever that means to different people. Each of these profiles also have love for our country in some form or another, and I feel like we managed to capture that in each frame.

Word on the Street: Peng Da

I compared diabetes to hell for my design project. I was inspired by religion and used Haw Par Villa as my point of reference. To me, how diabetes affects a person’s health is very similar to the way in which the theme park portrays the different levels of hell.

Word on the Street: Danisha (Singapore Boxer)

You’re the only one who can determine if you’re going in the ring to fight, and I like that feeling of being in control of your own destiny.

Word on the Street: Hatta Aziz (Founder of BOOTHYPE)

Life is quite short, and I want to enjoy living it – that’s my mantra. I’ve seen so many people who don’t enjoy what they do. Why spend your life being unhappy with something? Manage your life and do something that you like.

Word on the Street: Sabrina Hamid

I experienced molestation when I was in secondary school. I was on the bus and the guy seated next to me lifted my skirt. I didn’t know what to do; I just alighted and cried about it…

Word on the Street: Clara Lock (Author of “Stay Gold”)

Facing a question mark on his mortality, he showed how being present is sometimes the greatest gift you can give someone. That was ultimately the legacy he left behind in this world…

Word on the Street: Muhammad Ashiq (Singapore Pro Boxer)

I wouldn’t look for fights, but if someone wanted to fight, I would. Why? Well, I grew up in a broken family and I just had a lot of anger management issues back then…

Word on the Street: Alice Zou (Founder of Asian Art Platform)

My favourite pastime was to visit art galleries. It’s funny now that I think about it, but I used to be so envious of the girls behind the counter. I wanted to be a gallery girl too…

Word on the Street: Asykal

My wrestling character is called Party Starter. He wears white tights and obnoxious gold knee pads. He’s a babyface, which is what you call the good guys in wrestling…

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?

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