A (Lost) Stolen Pouch
As I write this I can feel my head going to explode anytime. I am extremely frustrated since last night up until I lodge a Police Report this morning – reporting about my lost valuable documents (stolen is such a harsh word). In this post, I refer “personal belongings” to important documents that you usually carry with you on a daily basis, a legal document/ stuff that gives you the right to live in a particular country while concomitantly allows you to make a living.
A brown color coach pouch that contains my company’s ID, medical card, UOB debt card and working pass (work visa) along with few hundreds Singapore dollars, some Euros and Malaysian ringgits currencies. Plus name cards and a thin tiny prayer booklet from The Feast.
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23 March 2015, Monday at 3.18 am, Singapore’s founding father and first Prime Minister passed away peacefully at the Singapore General Hospital.
Adios Mr Lee Kuan Yew (1923 – 2015)
Last night, I was at one of the community sites set up for public to pay last respect to the founding father of Singapore. As I watched the documentary film how Singapore became a nation and transformed from a Third World to First, the speech that has taken my attention the most was when Mr Lee Kuan Yew in a public rhetoric asked for a pause, cried hard and wiped his weary teary face. In unison, I find myself weeping frenziedly. That was fifty (50) years ago when LKY cried for Singapore’s separation from Malaysia. And fifty (50) years later, Singapore and the whole world cried for the passing of such a great man. It happened on 09 August 1965 when the Malaysian Federation ousted Singapore. Amid political upheavals, Singapore as Mr Lee Kuan Yew puts, has only one chance, and there’s no other way but to go up. He promised that Singapore will not belong to one group but it will be for everyone. As a small fishing port it will rise, transform and become a multicultural city where everyone regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, vernacular will live in harmony. Each oratory flashed in the screen at a different point in time from the 50s to the 90s and beyond left a mark that made me appreciate deeply what Singapore is today. Continue reading
Another weekend was well spent. Giving back to society. Gathered one of my circle of friends, we devote our weekend at the Soup Kitchen helping in the preparation of food to feed about 3,000 + people on a daily basis. We’re happy to be part of the Willing Hearts Soup Kitchen. Founded by an amiable person – Mr Tony Tay. We were warmly welcome and during lunch we were given a red wine :). It was an amazing weekend. We thought of spending a day to give back in our own little ways, in return we have received much. Aside from lunch s a post celebration of Chinese New Year, a red wine and a tapao!!! ;)
In another organization where I volunteer my free time, I was asked about my thoughts on volunteerism. I shared my belief that we are mere stewards here on Earth and that everyone has a duty to serve humanity in anyway we can. Thus, when an opportunity is presented to us regardless of where we are in this part of the world, go for it. Continue reading