Biography of the Author Anne-Marie Lim

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Anne-Marie Lim

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  1. The visually impaired makeup artist
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    The visually impaired makeup artist

    He was a Mariah Carey/Tyra Banks-channelling drag artiste, and for over a decade, enjoyed his dream job as a makeup artist with MAC. Life was ...
  2. Iskandar Ibrahim lost the ability to see in bright light. But his make-up dreams are undimmed.

    Breaking free from his shades of grey: The visually impaired make-up artist

    Iskandar Ibrahim’s cosmetics career was cut short when he could no longer tell shades of colours apart. But even as his vision deteriorated, his ...
  3. Reconciling families of the dead and dying
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    Reconciling families of the dead and dying

    What happens to patients dying alone in hospital? What goes into finding their families? Meet Melissa Chew, a hospital medical social worker who ...
  4. Medical social worker Melissa Chew's job entails bringing comfort to both the living and the dead.

    When all a patient has at death’s door is one last hope, she steps in

    Melissa Chew's job as a medical social worker includes reuniting families, even at the eleventh hour, and tracking down a dead person’s next of ...
  5. A special kind of teacher
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    A special kind of teacher

    Can people with mild intellectual disability work as teacher aides? One childcare group is giving some of them the chance to do so, but they must ...
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    'No different from other teachers': The childcare aide with special needs 

    When one voluntary welfare organisation decided to tap on people with special needs to work in their childcare centres, questions arose: Would ...
  7. Blinded at 47 - then came an unusual job offer
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    Blinded at 47 - then came an unusual job offer

    Overnight, Bernard Chew discovered what it was like to be blind. Then 47, he'd been a drama teacher, triathlete, national dragon boater - then his ...
  8. How human donors and an artist help train future doctors
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    How human donors and an artist help train future doctors

    Bay Song Lin’s work is key to teaching generations of medical students, but how does she do it without any background in medical science?  ...
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    He lost his sight at 47 - a fragrance company helped give him his life back

    Former teacher Bernard Chew fell into despair when he went blind practically overnight. Then a company called Firmenich – and a woman who believed ...
  10. Learning to be a single dad
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    Learning to be a single dad

    When his wife asked for a divorce, and the single dad got custody of two teenage sons, the boys didn't ask questions like "will you and mummy get ...