Embrace Your Nonlinear Path

Life isn’t really linear, but we’re brought up to believe that it’s supposed to be. We’re conditioned to think that after our schooling years we need to go to university and get a degree, then after we graduate we have to get a job in what we majored in, and …

How to Discover What Your Dream Might Be

If you’ve followed my writing and work for some time now, you may have come across this question (or similar variations): If time, money and energy didn’t matter, what’s one thing that you must do in your life such that when you look back at the end of it, you …

MaryAnn Sings: “Everybody’s Changing” by Keane

This year has been one of uncertainty and change on a global scale, and thus affects each of us personally. Working from home, social distancing, wearing a mask everywhere we go, and having our freedom of worldwide suddenly reduced and restricted… all of these have had different implications for everyone, …

MaryAnn Sings: “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” by U2

As a seeker, this song is my perpetual anthem. I’ve taken steps to fulfil some of my biggest dreams, and I have new dreams to fulfil. My dreams have led me to experience life in places around the world, but I haven’t seen enough. I’ve climbed mountains and crossed oceans …

Your Worthy Purpose is Unique to You

“[True happiness] is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.” — Helen Keller When I was younger, I used to think a “worthy purpose” meant having to do something that makes a huge difference in the world, like ending world hunger, engaging in world peace efforts, …

True Happiness and Your Worthy Purpose

“Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.”  — Helen Keller I first came across this quote shortly after the success of my first solo exhibition in early 2013, and I instantly resonated with …

The Truth About Our Dreams

What’s your dream? To become an artist? To travel the world? To start your own business? To spend more quality time with your loved ones? To be happy every single day? If time, money and energy didn’t matter, what’s that one thing you want for your life such at the …

Three Misconceptions about the Singing Journey

We’re two months away to the end of 2020, how has your journey been this year? What has your progress been like in terms of your new year’s resolutions, the goals you had set out to achieve, and the dreams you intend to fulfil? One of my goals this year …

MaryAnn Sings: “Life for Rent” by Dido

“I haven’t ever really found a place that I call home… I never stick around quite long enough to make it.”   From the get-go, this song speaks of me and my life.   I’ve never truly found a place I belong, also because I never quite stay there long …

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 …