I’m not brave after all

What does it mean to be brave? What are qualities must a person portrays/demonstrate to be considered a brave person?’ It’s been 4.5 years since I last saw my sister in person, and for the past 4.5 years, I tried my best and did everything I could to build a life around grief. I thought … Continue reading I’m not brave after all

As tears go by

As the festive celebrations come to an end, one cannot help but realise another year has passed. As each day pass, we are often oblivious to the warm sunrise that greets us each morning, without us realising how fast time flies when we are kept occupied. Where is home? Home does not necessarily refer to … Continue reading As tears go by

What if I had one more day

Despite growing up in a typical Asian family, my parents never forced my sister or me to pursue the typical jobs that allow us to earn a sustainable income.  My parents always said, “You can choose whatever you wish to study, you just need to have a plan and know what do you wish to … Continue reading What if I had one more day

A Eulogy

‘After the readings, you will be given some time for the eulogy. May I check who will be reading the eulogy? Her sister or her mother’ Sneaking in a glance at my mother’s facial expression, without much thought; I volunteered to read the eulogy. Perhaps, it was the adrenaline due to the lack of sleep … Continue reading A Eulogy

Loving can hurt sometimes

"Loving can hurt, loving can hurt sometimesBut it’s the only thing that I knowWhen it gets hard, you know it can get hard sometimesIt is the only thing that makes us feel alive” As I was commuting to work while listening to Ed Sheeren on Spotify, I teared up a little as I sang along … Continue reading Loving can hurt sometimes

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A Good Death

Back in 2017 while in remission, Kimberley became a volunteer writer for the website “gooddeath.org.sg”. While serving as a volunteer writer, some of the articles that Kimberley wrote includes 'Stop and Stare' and 'Every Breathe You Take' Exactly a year since the article 'Stop and Stare' was published on Medium, Kimberley was in the midst … Continue reading A Good Death

Grief Gracefully

“Imaginary friends are a common manifestation for many kids across several developmental milestones.”   I was told that as I was growing up; I had an imaginary friend. However , I started to spend lesser time talking and playing with my imaginary friend; such that my imaginary friend eventually disappeared.   As weird as it … Continue reading Grief Gracefully

Last Christmas

Soon it will be the holidays To many it’s the best days Of their lives. However, many are trying to survive The dreaded holiday season And grief is the main reason Nobody knows how much we are hurting deep inside We try our best to push these emotions aside But yet we still end up … Continue reading Last Christmas

Shh… Don’t say the D word

Death? What is death? At a young age of 6 years old, it was the first time I experienced death of a loved one in my family. My paternal grandfather passed away. I was never close to my paternal grandfather. During the wake, I had the time of my life: I was happily playing at … Continue reading Shh… Don’t say the D word

You’ll always be part of our (Facebook) memories

  “Three weeks ago, on a family vacation in Berlin. I stood in the middle of Alexanderplatz, next to Primark and panicked. My phone wasn’t in my bag, and I couldn’t remember where was the last place I left my phone. As i searched the aisle of Primark for my phone, several thoughts clouded my … Continue reading You’ll always be part of our (Facebook) memories