Mori's Journal

{{Mama's Day Spotlight: Chika}} Mom's love supported her through setback of failing A'Levels

{{Mama's Day Spotlight: Chika}} Mom's love supported her through setback of failing A'Levels

This Mama's Day, we got to chat with The Smart Local talent Chika @chikachups and her mom. Chika credits her graduation from university despite facing setback of failing A'Levels and having to retake as a private candidate to the unconditional love and support from her family. She also has no complaints about being mom's mini me as she learns from the best! ☺️ R: Do you think both of you are alike?Chika: We are quite alike in terms of tastes and preferences. Growing up under her care my whole life, I felt it was quite inevitable for me to grow up as...

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{{Mama's Day Spotlight: Soek Ying, MustardTree}} A mother's love for autistic son that overflows to others

{{Mama's Day Spotlight: Soek Ying, MustardTree}} A mother's love for autistic son that overflows to others

"Children are gifts from God. And God's gifts to us come in different packages, but He does not give us things beyond our abilities. He sends help too," shares Soek Ying, a mother of four, including Ryan, who is in his 20s, and on the autism spectrum. I got to know Soek Ying who runs Singapore-based social enterprise MustardTree.com.sg through another social entrepreneur friend Lydia (@theclayday) last Christmas. Our exchange was brief back then, but I remembered her sharing about how as social enterprises grow, sometimes, because of expectations of funders and corporates, beneficiaries may become the "faces of the...

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Journaling through grief and loss

Journaling through grief and loss

It's a lengthy post but took me a lot of courage to write. If you are going through grief/loss (it may be things like losing source of income or your pet - any pain is personal to the person), I pray that you know that you are not alone and there is hope ❤️️
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