• August 23, 2019
  • Blog

How we lost to KIASUism

  “I just don’t get her. All I want is for her to have a happy life!” a mom was sobbing to her therapist. I was searching for a video to use in a Chinese parenting workshop and this one leapt out at me.   Ironically, the mom was screaming and yelling at her daughter […]

Passion for the Arts

  Music is composed of simple riffs and beats all put together at different tempos and orders to create a piece of work delivered with passion and energy. I see art in much the same way.   Arts and Music have always been my passion since an early age. I still listen to most of […]

Fulfilling Journey into After-School Care

  On my first day of work in Morning Star, I was very nervous. I had previously worked in the elderly sector, managing persons with dementia. The clientele in Morning Star is very different. I worried whether I’d be able to understand the children and handle those with challenging behaviour.   I remember my first […]

I have Four Children: Here’s How I Manage

  “Do it with your heart and mind, not just the mind.”   As a parent of four children, the questions that get thrown my way by many who find this out for the first time are aplenty and they never fail to amuse me. One of the most common questions that gets thrown my […]

  • April 26, 2019
  • Blog

The Essence of Presence

  I am not one to pen my thoughts and, truth be told, I had no clue of what I want to write for the blog post of the month. But I began pondering my time here at Morning Star, and that’s when I realised that working here has taught me an important lesson in […]

  • March 22, 2019
  • Blog

To Those who have Loved and Lost

  “Don’t count the days but make the days count.” — Muhammad Ali   I was pretty excited about sharing a blog post for the month of March. Little did I know that so many things could happen in the world within this one month. We are just in the first quarter of 2019 and […]

  • February 26, 2019
  • Blog

Home away from Home

     Do you remember a scene from the movie Ice Age where Scrat, the cute little squirrel, clings onto the edge of a cliff for dear life while attempting to plug the leaking holes springing up on the cliff face and prevent his precious acorn from falling? That was how I felt working […]

  • January 16, 2019
  • Blog

Journeying Wholeheartedly with Morning Star

  When our Comms Manager told me that it was my turn to write a post for the blog, I decided that I’d share about my journey in Morning Star. I was initially a bit apprehensive before I stepped into the social service sector, but it has turned out to be a Heart-warming and all-around […]

  • December 18, 2018
  • Blog

Taking Baby Steps To A Better Family Life

Bear Counts Book

  One peaceful night three years ago, I received the best gift of my life. A tiny, delicate bundle was delivered into my arms. As I looked down into her little face, the greatest joy filled my heart. My lovely daughter, Melody, was born. Then everything began to change.   As Melody grew, I knew […]

  • November 20, 2018
  • Blog

Cooking Our Way to Children’s Hearts

  Fourteen years ago, I became a chef. I cooked for the Navy— full-grown, high-energy-consuming adults. Now, I prepare meals for young primary school kids. Truth be told, it is easier cooking for the Navy of four hundred working adults than for a class of thirty children. Young children tend to be picky eaters, candy-lovers […]

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