One of my favorite things to do is lay on my picnic blanket and watch the sky turn to twilight.
  1. Learn to be alone. You’ll feel lonely sometimes, but learning to be alone and finding solace in yourself is important. Things that will help are journaling, venturing into nature, taking the time to think and feel, and doing things that help feed your soul. …


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Legs crossed, sitting at a coffee table in my high rise condo apartment in Singapore, I normally sit facing the large windows and neighboring condos. I’m lucky that the view is mostly unhindered by new construction, as we have historical shophouses and preserved entities below. …


Hanging out in a hammock at my friend’s place in Tiong Bahru.

Every Halloween, I don an eccentric costume and attend a friend’s party or bar hop. I’ve been a sushi, an Incredible character, a dryer machine, and other random objects that entice chuckles from strangers. …


It’s 11:17 pm here in Singapore, and I’m seated at the kitchen table with my legs propped against the opposite chair. The fan is blowing directly at me, my hair is wet, and nestled on my right side is a glass of wine with a few cubes of ice. …


She was the sun
enveloping you with warmth
a tender touch on your hand
and a familiar note in the air
lingering and faint

that kind of
love would embrace you
pulling in the gravity of the planets
and moving the stars to wipe the sky black

everything she touched
would…


In the laidback, beach-bordering suburbia of Torrance, I spent a lot of my time outside in the backyard tending to my small garden of tomato plants, carrots, corn, and lime trees. I was a 90s baby, and the early 2000s was my childhood. TV time was limited if any, and…


Facebook is assisting individuals and leaders with specially curated tools and programs, says Clapham.

Grace Clapham is the director of Community Partnerships for Facebook in the APAC region, based in Singapore. In her role, she supports community leaders using Facebook’s family of apps to grow their communities, whilst also providing access to funding, social networks, and educational programs.

This interview has been edited for…


YouTube has always been a daunting platform for me to consider creating on. Many of my early thoughts were based on the premise that there were too many YouTubers and it was highly competitive. I thought about starting, but never executed.

When I moved to Singapore in 2020, I decided…


Oi Yee Choo integrates financial lessons in her daily conversations with her daughters to prepare them for a financially secure future.

Oi Yee was head of investment banking at UBS Singapore until early 2020, when she joined Singapore fintech iStox as its chief commercial officer. She has spoken passionately about how she makes it a point to talk to her daughters about the importance of financial planning — even though they…


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In a recent series of short-fused angry bursts, burnouts, and frustrations at lack of resources at work, I was so tired that there were nights after work I couldn’t move. Did I need sleep? Did I need food? Did I even want to shower? …

Emily Fang

expat in Singapore writing on growth, tech, and becoming a better human being

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