Around this time last year, I was closer to dying than I ever was… again. (I know, geez Emily, that’s sooooo dramatic) *rolls eyes* Whatev’s y’all, reflection is important for growth! This time last year, I was admitted for intensive chemotherapy followed by a stem cell transplant (bone marrow transplant). Things felt scary at thatContinue reading “Dying”

My First Talk As a Cancer Fighter

Firstly, I was nervous about this 🙊 My experience in presenting is on fitness content but when I sat down to outline this talk, self-doubt crept in. I wondered how I could bring value when I’m just talking about myself. So, I procrastinated and didn’t work on my powerpoint slides until a few hours beforeContinue reading “My First Talk As a Cancer Fighter”

Re-Live to Move Forward

This was taken on a good mood day a month ago, fresh after a haircut (I know, I’m at the point where I GET to have haircuts now! #BaldToPunk) I have more good days than not-good days, and I’m here to acknowledge those days. Recently, I’ve needed more space. Since last week, I’ve gained moreContinue reading “Re-Live to Move Forward”

Cancer and Relationships

Relationships. As much as I share on social media, I hardly share anything about this topic online.  Reasons not too morphed over the years.  Now, no longer.  It is with a deep understanding of differences amidst the same desired fundamentals and the value of learning through conversations. So, in the interest of full disclosure aboutContinue reading “Cancer and Relationships”

My Biggest Fight of 2018

A bone marrow transplant is finally happening. This transplant chemo is the hardest ’bout yet and while the journey to recovering from a BMT looks long, challenging and financially stressful from another year of no work, it does come with the hope that my chances of surviving Acute Myeloid Leukaemia are boosted.  I’m quite stokedContinue reading “My Biggest Fight of 2018”

“What Can The Rest of Us Do?”

  A continuation of the last video on why is it not easy matching bone marrow like blood type. LEARN.   SHARE.   DISCUSS. ——- Now, what does deadlifting have to do with cancer? Well, what do people running marathons, white collar boxing and growing moustaches have to do with cancer? Same intention, different movement. (and we’reContinue reading ““What Can The Rest of Us Do?””

Does Being Young Mean Cancer Won’t Get You

“You’re young! You’ll be fine” Dude, I FEEL fine.  I FEEL strong. Leukaemia?   But I could parrot that all day and I still can’t stop the thoughts of “what the fuck if…” I’m left with 2 choices: drown in those thoughts… OR channel that shit and do something useful.  Hence the videos and incessantContinue reading “Does Being Young Mean Cancer Won’t Get You”

Bone Marrow Donor Drive in Malaysia

SO PROUD of these humans I call family <3 THIS event is a fundraiser AND a bone marrow donor drive in Kuala Lumpur. We’ve heard lots about blood drives but not so much about bone marrow drives.  Learn why bone marrow donations are needed to save lives HERE. Organized by Viva Vertical    |   Continue reading “Bone Marrow Donor Drive in Malaysia”

Cancer on Social Media

What I don’t tell you on my Facebook and Instagram posts… … that I cried in bed alone last night, woke with swollen eyes feeling shitty, yet managed to pull myself together nonetheless because I was meeting Jonathan Fung at Warrior Hong Kong, who believed in me enough to offer his time. I can feel my time thereContinue reading “Cancer on Social Media”

Mind the Smashing

Today, I felt closer to myself.  Let’s elaborate.  It has been years of hearing the word “meditation”.  Of course, I was constantly surrounding myself with millennial stimulants  If it weren’t for Youtube, I’d have music on, or a podcast, or consume social media, or something else that doesn’t give the mind a break.  They were fillersContinue reading “Mind the Smashing”