Sometimes bad things happen to good people

Sometimes bad things happen to good people

The things I learned in the counselling room Sometimes bad things happen to good people Registered psychological counselor / Tiew Ee Jing “Why me?” This is a common question heard in the counseling room. “I’ve never done anything bad in my life, why did such an...
Grandma’s long life

Grandma’s long life

Grandma’s long life Ng Ai Ling – NV Care Ritual & Culture Management Department I was about to go to bed at 11.30 pm on a Sunday night to prepare for work the next day when I received a text message from my sister: “Grandma is getting weaker; her...
Hello I am a funeral emcee

Hello I am a funeral emcee

Hello, I am a funeral emcee! / Eva Ow Yann Shan “Miss, how long have you been a funeral emcee?” An uncle asked me this question as I walked out of the ceremonial hall. He then said, “You are all trained, right?” I nodded with a sincere smile and replied, “Well, we are...
Happy Mid-Autumn Festival

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival / Nai Seow Hong Every year when the Mid-Autumn Festival comes around, I would take leave to return to my hometown. It’s not because my family celebrates it in any particularly special way, but it has always been a warm and memorable festival...
How long does grief last

How long does grief last

The things I learned in the counselling room How long does grief last? Registered counsellor Tiew Ee Jing The counseling room, a woman who lost her partner, a counselor. She cried and spoke about her reluctance, heartache, regret and self-blame for the loss of her...
I work in a funeral home

I work in a funeral home

FollowFollowFollow I work in a funeral home / Frankie Khue Chow How, Nirvana Care funeral master of ceremonies /Translated by: Colin Kuan A lot of people have a number of misconceptions, taboos or fears about the funeral industry, and that discourages them from...