Originally from Italy, Daniela Morena has reinvented herself many times over the course of her life. She LOVES music and LOVES Singapore and now lives here with her British husband. DANIELA discovered that her great fear of death could only be overcome by her even greater love for her mother, and that our stories can serve as monuments to us and our loved ones, long after we are gone. Listen to her story here.
Zerlina Sim, after leaving an illustrious career in the corporate world behind her, is now a full-time mum to 3 beautiful girls. She took us on a much delayed gap year that brought home the message: it is never too late to step out of our comfort zones and explore the unknown. Listen to her story here.
Josiah Ng is a filmmaker who wants to change the world with you, one film at a time. He is constantly awed by the creativity of children, so he hopes never to grow up! Listen to how he combined humour and self-acceptance in a harrowing tale of his time as a commando and a downward spiral that led to his jump off the second floor.
Sylvia is Singapore’s first female engineers who successfully completed a fire-fighting commander course. She is now the founder of Emancipasia, a non-profit organisation whose mission is to combat human trafficking by raising awareness, advocating change and empowering communities, businesses and individuals to take action to end this horrific crime against humanity.
Listen to her story here.
What a night of amazing stories. From Sylvia Lee regaling with anecdotes of how she survived being one of the first female engineers on our refineries to Zerlina Sim speaking of courage as defined by upbringing and culture. We also heard how Daniela Morena confronted her fear of death with the beauty and the calm of the Tuscany countryside and Josiah Ng spoke of battling inner demons, failure and having the courage to move on.
We had a bumper crop of people turn up at our second Night of Telling Stories Live! There was much scraping of chairs and people moving closer to the storyteller mic as we launched into our 4 new stories…
We heard tales of panic from the theatre backstage; a man casting off the shadows of a childhood filled with horrific abuse; a mother-to-be and her pregnancy across 3 cities; a dive trip gone wrong but that sealed the love between a woman and her daredevil boyfriend.