Courage to Get Started. Conviction to Keep Going.

Volunteering at excITE for the past 3.5 years has been a very enriching experience for me. There were times when I felt really glad and encouraged that I was making a difference in the students’ lives, but there were also seasons when I struggled to carry on.
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Walking the Talk. Sweat, Grime & Love.

Inch-thick dust, moldy furniture, long expired food, pest infested cabinets, stained tiles, filthy toilets not cleaned for years, along with piled up trash, clutter. They knew what awaited them, they came prepared and armed with masks, gloves, bleach cleaning detergents and extra doses of passion. Continue reading “Walking the Talk. Sweat, Grime & Love.”

Stepping Up to be a Volunteer

I always felt the call to support causes.  From obscure ones to do with nature or animal conservation, to those of the very basic human need – access to food, medicine, etc.  However, being a working adult in time-starved Singapore meant one simply couldn’t pursue every societal cause that comes our way.  One has to choose, to decide on a particular cause which resonates most with oneself and then to prioritize one’s time in order to support that cause. Continue reading “Stepping Up to be a Volunteer”