Social Awareness

Approach Client Work With Equanimity

Because people are assholes. But for every insecure, bullying asshole out there, quietly cursing their boss for repeatedly stepping all over them, there is the client who is actually competent, confident and honest. And it’s these ones for whom you’re happy to work late nights, maybe even send them a […]

Coca-Cola and Singapore’s Health Promotion Board: Tea, anyone?

 “’Then you should say what you mean,’ the March Hare went on.  ‘I do,’ Alice hastily replied; ‘at least–at least I mean what I say–that’s the same thing, you know.’  ‘Not the same thing a bit!’ said the Hatter. ‘You might just as well say that “I see what I […]

Living the humility of not knowing

When I feel like my life seems to be plodding along or choked by some hairball that I just can’t cough up, I ask myself, “Is my handbrake up?” I’ve done the planning, the research and the stressing, but I still don’t know what will happen tomorrow. All I do know is that to feel undone is to stare liberation in the face.

Conversations in a Community Garden

Community gardens are a great little idea, particularly in a rush-rush urban setting like Singapore’s. It’s touted as a green city, but not many of us have the chance to actually take part in cultivating any of that greenery. Those of who do will find that community gardens offer so much more than digging and watering.