Screwed Up Moments #5 + The Shining Stars of Losers Everywhere


Many talks focuses on success stories. But often, each success story is accompanied by many more untold stories of failures.

These series of talks will focus on those stories, where people come forward to share about their biggest screw-ups and failures, and how they overcame it.

It’s okay to fail, and it’s important to keep trying.


- 2 individuals share authentic stories of their biggest screw-ups and how they got over it
- Interactive Q&A sessions for audiences to ask questions to the speakers
- Interactive activities in-between different speakers to explore our fear of failure

It will be moderated by Simon Leow, a Positive Psychology practitioner, who will share deeper insights on the fear of failure that is so pervasively common in so many of us.

In conjunction with the Happiness Film Festival, we will be screening a short film during the event - THE SHINING STAR OF LOSERS EVERYWHERE.

Dir. Mickey Duzyj
2016 | Documentary | USA | 19 mins | Japanese with English Subtitles | PG

In 2003, Japan was plunged into economic darkness, and its people needed a ray of hope. They found one in Haru Urara, a racehorse with a pink Hello Kitty mask and a career-long losing streak.

WINNER - Best Short Documentary, Hot Docs 2016
Official Selection Sundance Film Festival
Official Selection SXSW

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Xun An’s formative years were marked by family turmoil and financial issues, leading to recurrent bouts of depression and even an eventual, life-disrupting dual diagnosis. How did he navigate to become an advocate and take back his life?

To enjoy the rainbow, first enjoy the rain.” Everyone wants happiness, no one wishes for pain. But we cannot have the rainbow without the rain. Have you been through a ‘stormy’ period in your life? Life happens. The question is, what do you do when life gets you down? Come hear the story of how Yen-Lu and his wife started Over-The-Rainbow.

This editions' speakers where specially curated by the good folks over at Over-The-Rainbow.

The Happiness Film Festival will be the world’s first to be held in Singapore. We hope to raise greater awareness on happiness and well-being through films and post-film dialogue sessions.

The Happiness Film Festival is organised by Happiness Initiative, a social enterprise dedicated to promoting happiness and well-being.

Check out the other programmes under Happiness Film Festival here.
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Thu Mar 14, 2019
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM SGT
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