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….

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…

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…

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…

You do not complete me

Ah, Valentine’s day. Love is in the air. Artfully dodging through giddy young couples on the streets and swiping through sadistic 9gag forever alone memes on social media, I turn my thoughts to the topic of the day. Having once been a hopeless romantic myself, I used to buy into the idea of ideal love….

Uncovering the greatness in us

“The purpose of this glorious life is not to simply endure it, but to soar, stumble and flourish as you learn to fall in love with existence. We were born to live my dear, not merely exist.” – Becca Lee Someone once told me that our life journey is less about reaching a destination than…

Be still and know that I am Love

I Am the true freedom you seek. I carry no expectations. I Am not a transaction. I Am freely given. I do not seek to control or to possess. Nothing you ever do or fail to do will make me love you less. I will never change you into lesser of who you are. I…

5 unforgettable Sin Ting moments

Today we bade farewell to our brother ST. It’s been an incredible three and a half years with you here in our midst at Sport Singapore my brother.  Here we recall some classic moments with our resident joker and the youngest brother of #TUT. 1. The Putravita In July 2015 after the 28th SEA Games…

12 highlights of my Vietnam trip

And so my much anticipated trip has finally come to an end. It was a much needed respite after a crazy few months at work, and this short week in the beautiful country up north has been one that was well spent, bringing about a fair share of pleasant surprises. Not every thing went according to plan…

The day I became a swimming instructor

I never thought I’d see the day I became a swimming instructor, but it happened under the least expected of circumstances. ActiveSG needed a pair of host presenters to help them deliver their lines for the SwimSafer programme, done in partnership with sponsors Manulife, in what was a 7 part web video series. The programme…

Filming of Tennis 101 series

Today marked the start of our work for the hectic month of October with a very heavy tennis flavour. Our date with Singapore’s number one female tennis player Stefanie Tan did not come easy. Singapore’s tennis high flyer has to contend with a series of back-to-back overseas competitions, and as a result her availability for…

United disappoint again, Malaysia Open surprise

A profligate Man Utd were held at home 1-1 by lowly Stoke City earlier this evening, dropping points yet again in a story that has become far too familiar for frustrated United fans. For all the talk of returning as title challengers this year, and the amount of cash splashed this summer to back that claim,…