We are called to be real, not perfect

I once held the mistaken belief that I had to strive to be the best in everything before I am able to receive love, or be seen as likeable. I bought into the idea that my life must be as flawless as possible – without stain or blemish, in order for those around me to accept me….

Get ready to rock, ruck, and rumble

Okay, so I’m not exactly a Rugger. Those who know me well enough would know that I am a footballer through and through. The only experience I had with rugby was from a session of Touch (Rugby) at the OCBC Arena in one of our team building sessions last year, conducted by Sport Singapore’s Leadership…

Love and freedom

“You must love in such a way that the person you love feels free.” – Thich Nhat Hanh In the latest Disney blockbuster ‘Beauty and the Beast’, we glean unique insights into what it really means to love. About what love is, and what it isn’t. Without making this a spoiler, it suffices to say…

Sitting with a wounded lion: Mastering emotions

“To be free is to know who we are, with all that is beautiful, all the brokenness in us; it is to love our own values, to embrace them, and to develop them; it is to be anchored in a vision and a truth but also to be open to others and, so, to change.”…

Filming of teaser for Get Active @ Sentosa

If there is one thing this past week has taught me, it is that resourcefulness is not simply a a matter of knowing and using what you have at your disposal, but an exercise of your will to make things happen when you know you have to deliver regardless of resources. Oh, and of how stereotypes can be…

Zlatan’s potential ban could be a blessing for United

The Football Association has charged Manchester United’s ace Zlatan Ibrahimovic for violent conduct following an alleged elbow on Bournemouth AFC defender Tyrone Mings as tempers boiled over in a physical match on the weekend, in which United were frustrated to a 1-1 draw with the bottom side of the Premier League. This means Zlatan could very well serve…

5 signs you are a toxic person and how to stop being one: part 2

First Read: 5 signs you are a toxic person and how to stop being one: part 1 Our ego and pride are often the biggest and stubbornest stumbling blocks that we face when we choose to turn the search light upon ourselves. This makes any authentic and lasting change in us difficult without having first…

Facebook LIVE @ Car Free Sunday feat. Outdoor Adventure Club

If you missed our Facebook LIVE session at Car Free Sunday on myActiveSG Facebook page, you can watch the video here. I have to first put up a disclaimer that it’s been quite a while since my last Facebook LIVE session before today, at last October’s WTA Finals with the WTA Future Stars to be exact….

Thank you, everyone

Celebrate the little victories, they say. Never have I imagined that being a small time influencer and part time blogger would become a necessary part of my job one day. But that has certainly become the case today, with the onset of digital evolution and the success of Sport Singapore digital team’s Facebook LIVE experimentation…

New Day: Learn, Live, Hope

One of my favourite movies of all time is ‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogy. I have to admit I did not read the books before the release of the movies but I was an immediate convert, hugely drawn to the world of Middle Earth and the depth of the characters that were brought to…

Filming of ActiveSG Basketball 101 series

So after a lengthy delay of several months, we finally completed the filming of our ActiveSG Basketball 101 series this afternoon. A huge downpour gave us a scare early on however, as it meant we had to switch our shoot from the outdoor courts at 100 Plus Promenade into the OCBC Arena,but it turned out to…