8 Questions with Leow Yangfa

Leow Yangfa (he, him) is a registered social worker, and executive director of Oogachaga, Singapore's most established LGBTQ+ community organisation working with individuals, couples and families. Yangfa edited I Will Survive: Personal LGBT+ Stories in Singapore, published by Math Paper Press in 2013 and currently in its 3rd edition.


Which talent would you most like to have?

Answering questionnaires in a way that will make people laugh and think!


What is your most treasured possession?

My passport, as it allows me to experience the world. Since we’re still in the middle of a global pandemic, my Internet connection is the next best thing.


What is your idea of perfect happiness?

A meal with family, a book revisited, a song heard online, a glass of wine, time spent with people who matter, being with animals and nature, a fulfilling day’s work, a restful night’s sleep. Anything can evoke happiness, and it doesn’t have to be “perfect”!


What is your motto?

“I will survive, and I will thrive!”


How would you like to die?

In my sleep. And afterwards, cremated and mixed with compost and seeds to continue the cycle of life.


If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what would it be?

See previous response – I think it might be fun to come back as a sentient fruit tree.


What do you consider the most overrated virtue?

Having nice hair!


What is your current state of mind?

It’s Monday lunchtime, so I'm feeling somewhat frenzied, as well as excited about what the week will bring.