Idol Fever

On 4 October 2004, I was asked to welcome some stars of the American Idols when they visited the chronically ill children at the Shaw/NKF children’s ward at the National University Hospital (NUH). As the Young Ambassador for the National Kidney Foundation Children’s Medical Fund (CMF), I have many duties. […]

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Meeting Jackie Chan the Great

My mother told me that she got tickets to the Gala Premiere of “The New Police Story” for that very evening! That might not sound like much. However, I was delirious with joy when she revealed that Jackie Chan and Daniel Wu – the stars of the show – were […]

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Hold It! Don’t Reach for the Cane

Corporal punishment does more harm than good – public caning, especially, should be banned. To cane or not to cane – that is the question… …As a child born with brittle bones, I thought I would be safe from being whacked. I was wrong. My father is a strong believer […]

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Not ‘Cool’ to be Seen Helping Disabled

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said at his swearing-in-ceremony: “We must also have a place in our hearts and our lives for the disabled, who are our brothers and sisters, too.” Last Saturday, he showed what he meant in concrete terms… …He announced that his Government would set aside $220 […]

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How To Handle Bullies

“If you don’t want to do anything, don’t blame me if I do something nasty”… …that was what I said to my parents after telling them about my problems with bullies in my class. I was at my wits’ end when I was at risk of physical harm. I gave […]

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