Monday, 23 March 2015


Since 17th March 2015 after our PM's update that our founding father, MR LKY's condition has worsened, everyday when I wake up, the first thing I do despite having trouble opening my eyes is to check his Facebook for updates.  No news is always good news.

But today, its different. While squinting my eyes scrolling through Facebook, I saw Xiaxue's update, then PM's and then shortly after the news was also confirmed on Twitter.  I sprang out of bed at 7.30am.  Instead of hitting the 5min snooze like I always every working weekdays mornings, I quickly showered to watch the PM's address at 8am.
In an emotional speech that was broadcast live from the Istana at 8am, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong paid tribute to Singapore's founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew. He says he is "grieved beyond words" at the death of his father, who died on Monday morning at the Singapore General Hospital aged 91. -- SCREENGRAB: CHANNEL NEWSASIA -- taken from Straits Times.
The address was first delivered in Malay, then Chinese and English.

Seeing PM's voice cracked during the Chinese speech and having to pause several seconds to recompose himself, my heart sank.  I could not hold it in any longer and started to cry.
(pictures gotten online and linked to original source if possible)

The view of General Post Office from Singapore River Year: 1940
  Next couple of pictures from CNN's article in 2010
Marina Bay Then
Marina Bay Now
Orchard Road Then
Orchard Road Now
Boat Quay Then
Picture taken from Boat Quay Now

We rose from a 3rd world country to the 1st in 50years.  Yes, MR LKY may not have done it himself but without his leadership, guidance and strict iron-fist rule, there is no way we could have done it.  I am thankful for all he has done for this country.

I am grateful to be a Singaporean.  Given the opportunity to live in comfort and in a relatively clean and safe country.  Comparing to other countries where corruption is rampant, I would say our government is relatively clean.  Yes, there were complains here and there about how Singapore has become and how irritated I was but it does not mean I am not thankful.

Think about it. We could have still been living in these conditions... Unstable electricity supply, water supply, sanitation, medical welfare, education etc....

picture taken by Mr Quek Tiong Swee. donated to NLB
How not to be thankful and grateful?  Which also makes me question on the intention and motives of those who can spread rumours of his death a week earlier? Those who criticise him and his family.  Those who can just verbally attack them at this junction? 
Without his contributions, we would not be even having air-conditioned transportations, steady supply of electricity, clean water to drink from the tap and the ever most important WIFI now to use.  You may not agree with him but please show some decency and respect at this point, to him and his family.
No one is perfect ok but he did his very best for this country during the darkest of times.  We are just reaping the benefits right now and yet people can just shoot off their mouths and say awful things.  I feel damn angry just thinking about it.
I really fear for the future of Singapore.  Would there be another 50yrs to come and beyond?
We as ordinary citizens cannot do much on a political scale for we are not diplomats or leaders but I guess we could contribute to the nation by being a law abiding citizen.  Exercise restrain, tolerance and have respect for the practices of other religions/race.

taken from PAP's facebook page
Rest In Peace, Mr Lee Kuan Yew.
I will do my best in my part as a citizen of Singapore.  Thank you for all that you have done either good or bad cause I believe you have done it with the best interest for Singapore.

Thank you, Mr & Mrs Lee.
Read more about the late MR LKY here:
Other sources/reads:
1. CNN

Friday, 20 March 2015

琼瑶:梅花烙(梅花三弄 系列)

书中印象深刻的文字、诗句、情感 等等。。。
梅花烙(作者:琼瑶 1993 作品) 
[我苦命的女兒呀!這朵梅花,烙在你肩上,也烙在娘心上!今天這番生離,决非死别!娘会天天燒香拜佛,向上天祈求,希望終有那麼一天,你能夠回到娘的身邊来!] 她搂著孩子,吻著孩子。。[再續母女情,但憑梅花烙!]




我的感想这句话引起我的好奇心。心想那么其他2不孝是什么?所以上Google查询。 原来此句话来自于《孟子。离娄上:第二十六章》。我把解释给抄了下来已方便读者们了解。


Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Higher Perspective - 15 Things That Introverts Would Never Tell You

Came across this article shared by George Takei on his facebook page.  I have included the link to the article itself.

I  must admit.  This is pretty darn accurate about describing me.  Yes, in my 'About' page description of myself, you can pretty tell much that I am an introvert.  Almost all points in this article is soooo me.  If you are my friend in real life, could you identify the traits?
1. Small talk sucks.
2. Being alone is fine.
3. We aren’t rude or uptight.
4. Sometimes, we swing both ways.
5. We have friends. And they like us! Probably.
6. When with the right people, we feel safe.
7. We like to write things out.
8. We’re super productive.
9. If we don’t like you, you won’t know it..
10. Networking events suck.
11. We don’t like crowds.
12. Sorry, we probably weren’t listening to your story.
13. Don’t make a fuss out of our birthdays.
14. We don’t want to make a fuss out of your birthday.
15. If we’ve chosen to be friends with you, appreciate it.
Click on the link to the original article for more descriptions of the 15 points listed.