We ask for a lot, but what are we grateful for?

We ask for a lot, but what are we grateful for?

Coming to Singapore to work! Before this, starting life over in Australia arriving as boat refugees from Vietnam with my parents who had only US$6, a Yashica camera and few essentials.

Toby Huynh

Family bonds…I’m grateful that such ties do not disappear regardless of the time spent apart.

Esther Choo

Just being around loved ones, relaxing and…simply doing nothing.

Phang Choon Moy

My wife who manage all our household expenses well so I can focus on other matters.

Robert Low

Many things, really. Like walking through a park at midnight and not getting harmed.

Melissa Poon


Warm showers with clean water; weekend brunches with old friends… and a cup of Milo!

Aisha Abdul Rahman

I consider myself lucky to have such a great family, some wonderful friends and to have enjoyed life so much so far.

Paul Russell

A clean f lat! Too often, we take for granted people like the aunty who cleans our f lat. Maybe we should spend just that few seconds thanking them.

Tan Hui Xuen

I’m grateful for the opportunity to travel for my job. It gives me the chance to explore new places and meet all kinds of interesting people.”

Renée Batchelor

I’m grateful for the people around me, who never fail to give me support to tackle my endeavours.

Jonathan Pang, Republic Polytechnic student and Friendship Express 2013 participant.

Sofa, a cup of green tea and Korean drama. Nice!

Mey Lew







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