Joey Chua
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Allowing Yourself to Grieve

Today wasn’t a good day for me. In fact, every day of this year isn’t a good for me. But I’ve learnt the importance of allowing yourself to grieve, simply because if pain isn’t dealt…

Work

I had just returned from my boss’s office and was back at my seat, beyond thrilled. “He gave me an assignment!” I exclaimed in obvious glee. “Pop in,” my boss had sent in an instant message ten minute…

A Tourist’s Guilt

Slightly more than a month ago, I was sitting cross-legged on the laminate flooring of my parents’ room, recording a video of myself on PhotoBooth in preparation for a Skype interview due to happen in…

It’s Okay To Say No

Last Tuesday, I attended a discussion titled “Beyond Aladdin and Osama bin Laden” with two other KRC writers. Jointly organised by the Middle East Institute and the College of Alice and Pe…

Feed Your Ambition

I can barely keep count of the number of ambitions I had when I was younger. Veterinarian, policewoman, clown, novelist, news broadcaster, housewife, physiotherapist, food-taster-cum-reviewer (I haven…

Write

In the last few months or so, the expiring flame of my love for writing was rekindled. I was writing more than I had in the last 20 years. The trusty Notes application on my MacBook has seen a burgeon…

Mastering Mindfulness

My attempt to evade the avalanche of work on my desk the other day led me to TED, because what other way to make good, educational use of time you’ve decided to waste right? I mindlessly scrolled thro…

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