Life As A Funeral Director

Many of my peers have often questioned me: what do you do in your job as a Funeral Director? To be honest, the term – Funeral Director is merely just that – it’s just a position. But what I really do, and what I enjoy is the serving part of my job. I enjoy it…
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10 Things About A Funeral Service You Might Not Know

As with all things, even the funeral industry in Singapore as a whole is progressing. An overhaul would be an overstatement but things are slowly but surely changing. What is seen in today’s funeral services and what is remembered of funeral services attended years ago may be world’s apart. Here are some of the few…
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Taking the Route Less Traveled

It’s been a long time since I’ve last updated this site. Now that I’m back, I’ll be releasing some videos in time to come to share some snippets of my life as a Funeral Director in Singapore. This entire vlog series is made possible thanks to my young, beautiful and kind friend, Nicole Chow, You…
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“We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives” – John F.Kennedy

I like to take pictures. Not because I am a narcissist (Ah, okay, maybe a little >.<). On a serious note; it’s more of how a picture can capture the essence of emotions, can capture a particular moment which would never happen ever again in our lives. Every moment is special and unique it its…
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A Tribute

This post is a tribute to be paid to my dear friend, Jasmine Lim. I couldn’t believe it when I saw you on the newspapers, that you’d been involved in a car accident and unfortunately have passed on. I will never forget how we first spoke to each other. I have seen you a couple…
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清明节

The Qing Ming Festival ( 清明节 ), also popularly known as the “Tomb-Sweeping Day” falls on 5th April, a Thursday this year. During this traditional Chinese festival, Chinese families would visit the tombs or crematoriums to pay respects to their ancestors. I respect such entrenched traditions and as a Christian, I view this as a…
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Burial Or Cremation?

Recently, my guys and I conducted a burial service. Luckily, the weather was alright that day. For those who have not been to Choa Chu Kang Cemetery to witness a burial, it indeed is much tougher than cremation – at least for the pallbearers. The usual procedure would be to lower the casket down into…
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Does it really get better with time?

The passing of someone really dear to us can feel like a break up; just that this time round, we know for sure that amendments can’t be made anymore. Words unsaid will always be left that way and chances we never took would always be left as that. This reminds me of the lyrics to…
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Thank You 2017

It’s the start of another new year. With the new goes the old.   2017 has been an exciting year for me; with me entering the funeral industry. I must admit I had my doubts initially with regards to my own capabilities to handle the responsibilities associated with this job. The funeral industry and the…
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How To Cope With The Loss Of A Child

Within the relatively short span of me serving in the death-care service industry, I’ve had the honour to be tasked to help organise several funerals of babies. Sometimes it’s a miscarriage, other times an unfortunate illness that takes the life of a baby who has lived for only a couple of months. Whatever the case,…
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