Brief informal interview with Singapore actress, Belinda Lee for a Humans of CHC story two weeks ago. A very down to earth star with no airs but a heart of gold, I have interviewed Belinda Lee three times and always found her really endearing and pleasant to talk to every single time. Congratulations on your Star Awards win, Belinda! You deserve it.
“Were there any moments in your life that has shaped or impacted you in a great way through the years? Tell me more.”
“I would say that there were many, many significant moments that have shaped me to be the way I am today. I used to be a very spoilt Singaporean. I used to complain a lot. I used to whine a lot. But it all changed ever since I was thrown into the deep seas in terms of my work. I was given the opportunity to start doing a lot of travelling programmes where I witnessed poverty firsthand. I saw starvation. I saw famine. I saw suffering outside of Singapore and within Singapore. That has totally changed my entire mindset about what life is all about and what is my true purpose in life.
Those were the moments that changed and is still changing me, moulding me and shaping me till this very day. It makes me want to do more. It makes me want to be a better person. It makes me want to be a blessing to other people as well. And most importantly, it makes me want to be a voice for the defenceless, for the defeated and for the hurting. And I wish that as an artiste and personality I am able to command that kind of influence to be able to continue impacting lives with what I do.
I think the most important thing is to be very, very diligent and grateful in the little things that you do. You know, we don’t really have to start a foundation, a ‘Belinda Lee foundation’ or a charity organisation to impact lives. What is most important is that we start doing little, little things and, making a little difference in our lives and the lives of the people around us. It starts off with my family members. It starts off with my cell group members. It starts off with a colleague whom I know is troubled or someone whom I know is hurting and needs a listening ear.
So here I am, as a vessel, as a shoulder, as that arm, that comfort for them to come to to find and to seek that peace, joy and comfort from. It starts with these little, little things. I may not be the most influential person on earth but I just hope that with my presence, with my love, the love that I can give and offer.. I hope that this little love would impact the lives of the people. And they in return will go around loving other people and changing lives too.”