A Confession: I Am a Die-Hard Fan of Care Bear


Die Hard Fan of Care Bear

I was at Singtel as they celebrate World Mental Health for the whole month of October.

I knew their mascot was Care Bears, and I secretly hoped to see one when I was there.

Guess what?

I saw 4 of them ๐Ÿ™Œ Wishes do come true ๐Ÿ˜˜


1๏ธโƒฃ ๐——๐—ผ ๐—ฌ๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ž๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—–๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—•๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜?

Each little bear is skilled in a significant way:

+ Each bear embodies a common human emotion
+ It enables people to relate to one another on that shared feeling.
+ The Bears represent a unique way to tell someone. โ€œI know how you are feelingโ€ฆ I have felt that way before, too.โ€


2๏ธโƒฃ ๐—” ๐—›๐˜‚๐—ด๐—ฒ ๐— ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—–๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด.

Being invited as the closing keynote speaker for Singtel’s World Mental Health Month is both a privilege and a responsibility for our RISEUP Movement.

This topic resonated with me dearly after I walked out from the three years of my life’s darkest hours.

Behind every significant movement is a group of Avengers who put their superpower together to make this possible.


3๏ธโƒฃ ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฆ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด๐˜๐—ฒ๐—น ๐—”๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€

These people are super serious about Mental Health ๐Ÿ’ช

When you take a movement seriously, you rally people, activate resources and make a vision a reality.

A huge shout-out to Aileen Tan and her Avengers team, Elouise Chin, Alyssa Than-Stark (MBPsS), and many others who pulled all these together, which is a big feat ๐Ÿš€

And yes!

A big kudos to Kuan Moon Yuen, Group CEO at Singtel, who backs up the team, shows up, walks the ground with the Care Bears, and connects with the people.


4๏ธโƒฃ ๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—ฌ๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—”๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—œ๐—ป ๐—” ๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—บ

^ Mental health is a daily journey, perhaps for some, a daily battle.
^ Mental health is a storm that sometimes we canโ€™t walk away.
^ Mental health is a storm that will teach us more than we know ourselves.

But through the storm, we learned how to be human again.


When you are in a storm, remember to;

# Take care of yourself by putting on the raincoat of support.
# Switching on the torchlight of hope (do reach out for help)
# Look into the storm and say, this is not the end of my story.

๐—œ ๐—›๐—”๐—ฉ๐—˜ ๐—” ๐—•๐—œ๐—š๐—š๐—˜๐—ฅ ๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—ฌ ๐—ง๐—ข ๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐—ฉ๐—˜ ๐Ÿš€


This is ๐—๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐—ต@๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—ฆ๐—˜๐—จ๐—ฃ signing off
May You ๐—ง๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—บ, ๐—™๐—น๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ต ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ In The Brand New World.