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Healing and Growth

To Val

Finally...lost in the song

“你只要相信什麽 你就一直去做 有一天就會成真。” — 田馥甄 (Hebe) “If there’s something you believe in, Just keep doing it It (Your dream) will come true one day.” — Hebe (Taiwanese Singer) She was talking about her first solo album, “To Hebe”. First spotted in a singing competition and then recruited to be part of a girl band “S.H.E.”, it took […]

Cross the line – Get “Out Of Bounds”

Set off - trekking shoes, headlamp, 2 litres of water & sleeping bag checked

A week before my birthday, Val asked me, “What present do you want for your birthday?” I thought for a while and whispered back, “Can I have anything I want?” Val’s head nodded an affirmative nod. I took a deep breadth and said, “I want to do the Santa Maria Volcano Full Moon Hike.” I […]

33! Celebrate An Appetite for Life!

We sat on the pavement outside The Bake Shop and finished BOTH the blueberry and strawberry buns at one go!

A week before my birthday, Val asked me, “How do you want to celebrate your birthday?” Without even thinking, I (Tay) said, “No need to celebrate. It’s just another day, which is no different from any other day.” Val insisted and the night before my birthday, she gave me an instruction, “We have to wake […]

IslaVerde – the island where we “came ashore”

Collected thoughts, Restored souls

Cyanobacteria. The blue-green algae choking up Lake Atitlan due to pollution from the people living around the lake. This was the sight that greeted us throughout our 15 minute boat-ride across the lake from Panajachel to Santa Cruz de la Laguna, where our new host, IslaVerde awaits. And it perfectly reflected our state of being […]

2011: Counting Our Blessings

We’d just spent the last couple of days rolling in bed, throwing up any food or liquid that goes into our bodies, basically, suffering from some unknown food poisoning or stomach virus. While everyone else was out partying counting down to the wonderful 2011 ahead, we laid next to each other and grimaced, “Why is […]

A Reminder To Listen To Our Hearts

Jonathan’s sharing with us stirred something within, yet we didn’t really know or understood the lesson fully at that time. And just before he went to bed that night, he passed us Vicky’s number and suggested that we give her a call. “She might have some interesting stories to share with you.” Laying in bed, […]

24 Hours Cycling Challenge Fundraiser – becoming the person we want to be

We had grand ideas for the 24 Hours Cycling Challenge Fundraiser. We wanted to challenge our physical limits – If we can cycle for 24 hours, we can do anything. We can cycle around the world. We wanted to create awareness – If we stream the entire process “live”, people would be drawn in to […]

Of Scabbed Knees, Shins, and Heart

A “scab” is the crust formed over a wound during healing. When we decided to document every step of our journey in this project, starting from hometown Singapore, we made a decision to “put ourselves out there”, even when it comes to presenting our vulnerable selves – our fears. We said that Project Singapore was […]

Building Confidence from Fitness, First

During our first meeting with Sarah, she gave us our Fitness First packages in return for our commitment to “train as hard as we could”. She wasn’t the only person who knew that we needed training. We were very, very, acutely, aware that we needed help. We just didn’t know how much help, and how […]

Collecting our bicycles – The Joy, The Worry, The Challenge

Finally! We collected our bicycles from Rodalink. As you can see, happiness was jumping off our faces. It was like Eddy the Santa Claus came down the chimney and left us both a present. And then we became two little girls tearing away at the packaging from their new toys. We were overjoyed and we […]

Fitness comes First

View the people who funded this dream; and consequently, inspired many other dreams in this section.

a project to Overcome Fear

We have a confession to make. Before this journey, Val did NOT know how to cycle. In fact, she’s terrified of the bicycle. Before this journey, Tay has NEVER been in front of the camera. In fact, she’s horrified to be on-screen. View the video about the journey that began back at home in Singapore – the journey to overcome our innermost fears.