The President & I

To tweak an old adage, the greatness of a man is measured by the way he treats a boy with disability. Substituting “a boy with disability” for… …”the little people” in the original, I can use this as a yardstick to assess the true quality of a distinguished personage. That […]

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Lend us an ear and we’ll speak our minds

Raad! is the new cool. Launched recently by NMP Eunice Olsen, Raad! is… …a great happening for students in secondary schools and for the National Institute of Education. Raad! – a lifestyle guide which “aims to inform, educate and inspire young people to live healthy and law-abiding lives” and “pursue […]

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The chain in the way of change

I was hospitalised again recently. Although it was nothing out of the ordinary for me – I have been a regular “client” since I was a few months old – I still found the experience stressful. It was not so much the needle or the prognosis… …but the waiting. I […]

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Better late than never

The guest of honour, Dr Ng Eng Hen, Minister for Manpower and Second Minister for Defence, arrived punctually at the Festival of Dance to mark the closing of the Singapore Youth Festival (SYF) at Kallang Theatre on July 29. Looking around, I could not help noticing… …the theatre was half-filled. […]

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Helping others is what makes us human

MY heart bled when I met two bubbly boys recently. One was ten years old and the other was three years younger. I was saddened because… …I felt that life had dealt them a cruel blow. Being young and innocent, they certainly do not deserve their fate. Unfortunately, cancer does […]

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