Discover a New YOU Through Singing!

In my early 20’s when I explored a career in acting for 1.5 years, one of my significant stage performances was part of the ensemble for a musical with the Singapore Repertory Theatre. As an ensemble cast, you play many different roles within the two-hour show, at times having only …

The Truth About Your Perfect Day

You might have done this exercise before, where you spend a few minutes to imagine and daydream your answer to this question (or some variation of it): “If time and money didn’t matter, what would a Perfect Day in your life be like?” As a big dreamer (and daydreamer), I …

What I Learnt From Not Going to Art School

I’ve been a professional artist for seven years now, and I never went to art school. Before I did my first solo exhibition in 2013, I was a struggling aspiring artist in New York who hadn’t drawn or painted for over ten years, trying to figure out how to become …

5 Lessons I Wish I Knew 5 Years Ago

For as long as I can remember, I’ve always felt out of place in my world. Growing up as a highly imaginative dreamer with my head in the clouds, I was constantly misunderstood by my family and friends, who seemed to be more conservative and practical in their outlook on …

What I Learnt From My Art Sale Failure

Last week, I tried to sell my art, and I failed. This failure in particular stung, because deep down it reminded me of when I was 8 and told: “Artist don’t make money. You should do something else instead.” Over the past 1.5 weeks, I felt that they were right. …

All it takes is to just SHOW UP and BE THERE.

A year ago I attended an artist residency in Cēsis, Latvia. For some reason I felt that I wasn’t “artsy” enough to be there, and among these artists who I perceived to be more “legit”, I couldn’t help feeling like a fraud. Each time I hung out with them, I …

“If you don’t do this, nothing in your life will change.”

When I was preparing for my first solo exhibition in early 2013, it was the most difficult things I had ever done. I worked with a life coach for 5 weeks on a project plan to bring this exhibition to life, and for one entire week, I didn’t do anything …