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Singapore
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I Hired “Ghostbusters” to Vanquish Poltergeists Living Under My skin!

How Do I Kill My Unfitness Ghost

Until I read about their mission—to sleuth out ghosts that lurk in abandoned and not-so-abandoned buildings in the Singapore area—I thought Singapore Paranormal Investigators might be able to assist me…

What Kind of Runner Do You Think I Am?

What Kind of Runner Do You Think I Am?

I grew up in a typical Singapore family with solid roots reaching to China. Grandmum often described what her life was like as a little girl before the Cultural Revolution…

8 Reasons Why I Will Never, Ever Take Part in a Running Event!

8 Reasons Why I Will Never, Ever Take Part in a Running Event!

My father used to lecture all of us kids on the use of the word “never.” If I had a dollar for every time he cautioned, “Never say never!” I…

When Running Killed My Son, How Could I Stand to Run Again?

When Running Killed My Son, How Could I Stand to Run Again?

It was a perfectly ordinary morning: the day’s heat had yet to settle over Singapore and as was his habit, my son Steven arose early to get in his conditioning…

True Confessions of a 2016 Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore Drop-out!

True Confessions of a Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore Drop-out!

As someone who’s been a mostly-faithful participant in the Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore (SCMS) since its inception 15 years ago, I couldn’t imagine not being part of the scene on…

I Run Marathons as a Tribute to My Heroic Grandmother

I Run Marathons as a Tribute to My Heroic Grandmother

This may be my grandmother’s story, but you can’t imagine how many runners I’ve inspired by sharing it when spirits flagged, a marathon victory seemed at odds with reality or…

I Almost Left My Husband—But Running Saved Our Marriage!

I Almost Left My Husband—But Running Saved Our Marriage!

Jon and I thought we had overcome every possible obstacle a Singapore couple faced. Our families had issues; despite the fact that interracial couples are becoming more accepted in our…

I Refused to Run. Now, Thanks to Running, I’m a Millionaire!

I was forced to run in school and hated every minute of it. Teachers sent notes to my parents complaining that I had a bad attitude and that more often…

Sure, I’m Crazy—But Running Keeps me Sane!

Sure, I’m Crazy—But Running Keeps Me Sane!

Wouldn’t it be great if I could start this article by saying that mental health disorders don’t exist in Singapore? Sadly, that’s not the case, and because I suffer from…

How I Quit Smoking and Started Running in Singapore!

How I Quit Smoking and Started Running in Singapore!

I’m not proud to admit that cigarettes held me hostage for over a decade. I started smoking because it made me feel grown-up — especially in social situations. Fact is,…