Jane Fong, 27, of A87 Café and Bar, and Jane Hia, 26, of Kith Café, are both Singaporean, first-time café owners and incredibly driven women. However, that’s where the similarities end. YOLO speaks with these two unique individuals in separate interviews. Read more to find out why YOLO supports their culinary crusades!

In Part 1, we speak with Jane Fong. Beyond her sweet and cheery appearance, this young entrepreneur embodies tenacity and a fierce passion for... cosplay!

The first moment I catch sight of The Little Dröm Store, it is magic, like an unexpected smile. The windows of this new gallery shop glow with warmth from the corner of Ann Siang Hill, and I hurry to the bright lights with anticipation.

Conceptualised by owners Stanley Tan, 29, and Antoinette Wong, 25, The Little Dröm Store is filled with carefully selected vintage cameras, stationery and an array of other unique accessories.

8,000 utensils and 300 hours, woven with imagination to make a stand for the environment.

It has been a while since I have had a conversation - like a real conversation - with a child.  So when I set off to interview and photograph YOLO’s Keep the Dream Alive Children’s Category 1 Winner, Ethan Chua, I had no idea what to expect.

Stepping into Ethan’s world for the first time, his parents, Elizabeth and Alvin, both teachers, greeted me warmly as I took in the dazzling display of artworks lovingly tacked to the walls.

Visual Artist Luthfi Mustafah aka The Killer Gerbil who collaborated with YOLO on the Keep the Dream Alive exhibition back in December 2008 has kindly granted us an email interview! Check it out here.

By the way, if you like the above illustration on canvas, it is for sale! Its proceeds will go to the Business Times Budding Artist Fund. Email us to enquire.

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