[Intersection by Funan] #1. Does Passion Pay?


Feel stifled in your 9 to 5 job?
Always wanted to pursue your passion and turn it into a sustainable business?

It can be tough and naturally, you’re afraid to take the plunge.

Kicking off the Intersection by Funan series is ‘Does Passion Pay?’ join creative entrepreneurs, Teresa Foo of Balm Kitchen, Joseph Chiang of Monster Gallery, and Ciara Yeo of The Mindful Company. Hear them share their journey of pursuing their passions, their values and a glimpse into how they overcame challenges.

Want a behind-the-scenes look into their brands and what they do? Well then, there will also be a mini photo showcase revealing their philosophy and their pursuits.

So ask yourself, are you ready to pursue your dreams? You might find that nudge in the session, ‘Does Passion Pay?’!

The event is free with registration; limited tickets so sign up and get your ticket!
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1.45pm: Registration

2.00pm: Sharing by Balm Kitchen, Monster Gallery and The Mindful Company

3.00pm: Panel discussion moderated by Shophouse & Co + Q&A

3.30pm: Networking


Intimate conversations to spark ideas and connections, Intersection by Funan is a monthly gathering where creativity, technology and entrepreneurship intersect.


Organised by Funan
As part of 'Day Out at Funan'

  • Funan is an intersection where people and passions intersect to create new discoveries and we seek to foster a culture of collaboration and co-creation.

  • Regular activities will be housed at the showsuite; curated based on a collection of six passion themes – tech, craft, play, fit, chic and taste

  • Join the Gen F Tribe


Curated by Shophouse & Co

We are a placemaking studio that help clients create places for people through programmes and interventions that catalyse urban spaces and communities.

Through our unique place-driven and community-inspired approach, we create programmes and interventions that offer meaningful collective experiences and spark a sense of place.



Teresa Foo
Founder, Balm Kitchen

Teresa Foo is the founder and organic skincare formulator of Balm Kitchen. She holds a Diploma in Organic Skincare Formulation, Advanced Diploma in Organic Skincare Science and Certificate in Natural Cosmetics Preservation. She has been into natural living since 2006 and having children of her own made her even more interested in giving them the best. Besides nourishing her family with healthy food choices, she also chooses eco-friendly and biodegradable household products whenever possible.

About Balm Kitchen

Founded in 2014 by Teresa Foo, Balm Kitchen is born from a mother's love for her son. What started off as a search for a solution for her son's Atopic Eczema has now became her passion to formulate effective Nourishing Skin Food.

Balm Kitchen is a botanical-based skincare and body care in Singapore. We combine gentle yet effective botanical ingredients with cosmetic formulation science techniques to create simply the best Nourishing Skin Food for you and your family!

Joseph Chiang
Artist and Founder, Monster Gallery

Joseph Chiang is a Singapore-based artist and printmaker. He is the founder of Monster Gallery, a creative print studio that produces original prints and conducts printmaking workshops.

He is also the founder of the Young Printmakers League, a mentorship programme supported by Noise Singapore which aims to nurture the next generation of creative printmakers.

His latest project was the Contemporary Printmaking Festival, organized as part of Singapore Art Week 2017. He has exhibited in Singapore and internationally.

Ciara Yeo

Co-founder Ciara Yeo started The Mindful Company with the ambition to create a brand that promotes mental resilience, personal reflection and kindness. In the midst of a stressful environment, Ciara began creating her own Reminder Bands with simple yet meaningful messages.
Ciara previously worked at White & Case in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group and Morgan Stanley in the Investment Banking Group. Ciara was born in Malaysia, grew up in Australia, and now calls Singapore home with her husband and dog.

About The Mindful Company
The Mindful Company is a Singapore-based brand with a unique social mission.
Founded in response to a distracted and overwhelming world, the company creates meaningful reminders to help you celebrate the ups, be resilient through the downs, and embrace the crazy changes that life throws at you. With our reminders, we strive to inspire and encourage you to approach life mindfully, to hold on to hope, and to spread a little kindness.

The Mindful Company is founded by Ciara Yeo and Wen Ling Lim.
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Sun Apr 30, 2017
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