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 …

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 …

Three Expectations That Lead to (My) Downfall (Part 3 of 3)

(Read Part 1 here) (Read Part 2 here) Finally we’ve come to the finale of this three-part overly-dramatically-titled blog series. To recap, I’m sharing three expectations I’ve had to learn to manage over the past few years as I walk this path of pursuing my passion and bringing my creative …

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 …