I’m just a wannabe writer and observer of socio-political matters. I founded The Online Citizen in December 2006 with 3 others. I held the posts of Deputy Editor, Managing Editor, and finally Chief Editor being involved in every aspect of the website – and spending almost 10 years there until 2015.
I’d also founded and helmed http://publichouse.sg. We went online on 1 September 2011 and I am very proud of what we’ve achieved in this short period of time. I’m especially happy and grateful for the friends at PH whose passion is very much alive. (PH has since been indefinitely closed for personal reasons. I might revive it in future.)
I also used to write for Yahoo Singapore on a weekly basis.
I consider myself extremely privileged and blessed to be able to do what I do – to meet with those at the lower end of society, and to also have the opportunity to engage those at the top as well. But my passion is in going out there, speaking to people and telling their stories. That is what I love to do above everything else.
The people I meet are the ones who keep me going and I am eternally grateful.
When my time comes to finally be called up to the Great Unknown, I would like to think that I have done my best, and that I have done it honestly, sincerely, and with a clear conscience.
One of my favourite quotes is from the Mahatma:
It applies to all things in life, really.