Editor's Note

Editor's Note

“You learn more from losing than winning. You learn how to keep going.” - Morgan Wootten

written by germaine leow | photos by clemens chua

Loss can be demoralising, challenging and even frightening at times, especially when we lose something dear to our hearts. However, I’ve learnt that we have to lose something in order to gain something better.

The CATCH team brings to you a thought-evoking issue in which we tell you “it’s okay to lose”, as long as you learn something from it.

Our cover story, “Staying Afloat”, perfectly brings this message across with our Paralympic Gold Medalist Toh Wei Soong who tells his tale on how he has glided to success in his swimming career and still maintains a positive outlook on life - regardless of his inability to walk.

We got upclose and personal with Tay Ho Min who started her own business, Avomin, at the young age of 21. Despite all the risks and potential losses that come with starting your own business, she tells us that the thought of losing has never crossed her mind.

There are some losses that come in good ways too - read about how Muhd Alfian Bin Meswan, previously 120 kg, lost a whopping 32 kg!

Time waits for no man - Team Singapore badminton player, Loh Kean Yew tells us about how he never loses time as he manages his busy schedule as an athlete.

With this issue, the CATCH team hopes for you to see that loss, no matter how difficult, can lead to a greater gain. Take it in your stride and you will grow with every loss.

Press on, you will win someday.


Germaine Leow


Beating Time!

Beating Time!