The year 2020 seems like a never-ending roller-coaster ride but we’re still grateful for it.

While we wait with bated breath to see what 2021 will bring, Team BAZAAR wants to reflect on what they’ve been most thankful for this year.

Wonder who found solace in his beloved pets or discover a new sense of gratitude about living in this little red dot? Read on to find out what we’re most thankful for in 2020 despite it being a tumultuous year.

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Kenneth Goh, Editor-In-Chief

Photo: Kenneth Goh

“I’m super grateful to be able to just reconnect with nature and be able to take long walks. Having a moment to sit still and not fly for work has helped me to refocus on my own mental health and find ways to be more at peace with myself.”

Charmaine Ho, Executive Editor


“Everything actually. When so many around us have been affected by the pandemic, I’m thankful that my family and I are safe in all aspects of our lives.”

Daphne Tso, Senior Art Director


“I have to remind myself it’s important to stay positive. I have been swimming three to four times a week since entering Phase 2. Sometimes it’s good to have a bit of fun too. I should also be enjoying myself when the world isn’t in a good place. It’s important for my own mental health,  and it’s no good punishing myself, and it doesn’t help anyone.”

Windy Aulia, Creative Director


“I’m thankful for living in Singapore. The little red dot has provided me and my family safety and stability, two important things that I value during uncertain times.”

Gracia Phang, Associate Style Editor


“I’m thankful for the safety and good health of my loved ones, and of course, being Singaporean.”

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Arissa Ha, Senior Beauty Editor

“I’m thankful for having a warm cosy home. I think the pandemic and Circuit Breaker has made having a conducive living space more important than ever, especially when it has to double as a working space too.”

Boon Tan, Digital Director

Photo: Boon Tan

“Besides knowing that my family and loved ones are safe during the pandemic, I am also thankful that I get to snuggle up with my two cats, when I feel stressed by this uncertain time. Their big fat warm bodies make me sleep better at night.”

Shermin Ng, Senior Digital Writer


“I’m thankful for my family and friends who continue to make me laugh after months of being housebound. I’m also thankful for virtual game nights and food delivery.”

Navin Pillay, Social Media Producer

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“This year, I’m thankful for all the frontline workers who’ve done everything they can to curb the spread of COVID-19 and care for those affected by it. Due to their round-the-clock dedication, the rest of us have been able to regain a semblance of normalcy in these uncertain times. I’m also thankful for my family, friends and colleagues for keeping my mental health in check. Spread the love!”

Margaux Levy, Contributing Digital Writer

“This year has made me truly appreciate and thankful for the power of connection most of all. In my personal life, this means having the ability and privilege to have the chance to spend more time with family and pets as I work from home (under the same roof), share weekly digital meetings with my colleagues, and to catch up with my close friends both near and far whether in smaller groups or through video calls and texts. Beyond self, connection also involves cherishing your surroundings and what you have, having the continuous drive to never stop learning from others, standing up for causes, and giving back to the community.”

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