Alice Pyne – An Inspiration To Us All

Alice with cards from well-wishers

I was online browsing around when I came across news about a 15-year-old girl by the name of Alice Pyne. Her story really touches my heartstrings and I just have to share her story with you. Alice has been fighting Hodgkin’s lymphoma – cancer of the white blood cells – for four years. Despite undergoing extensive chemotherapy, radiotherapy treatments and ...

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Dedicated To My Ex-Colleagues In Brunei

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Three and a half years have elapsed since I left Teck Guan Group in Brunei to return to Miri. I spent ten years at Teck Guan so it is with great nostalgia every time I recall my life in Bandar Seri Begawan in Brunei. And I treasure the farewell card and the farewell gift that my ex-colleagues gave me at ...

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A Tribute To My Teachers

Photo taken at St Augustine Primary School about 40 years ago

“Ideal teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross, then having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create bridges of their own.” — Nikos Kazantzakis It has been said that a teacher is the flame that lights the path of a child. Teachers shoulder a very important responsibility of shaping ...

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Ramblings Of A Nearsighted Colorblind

Colorblind test

Most of us take our eyesight for granted. For those of you who are blessed with problem-free eyesight, I congratulate you all. I have been having problems with my eyesight since my lower secondary school days. I was diagnosed with myopia when I was in Form One at Kai Chung Middle School in Binatang (it was known by that name ...

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Where A Lim Is Also A Ling

Chinese charcter of my surname

Welcome to my world where a Lim is also a Ling. My surname is actually Lim but it was registered as Ling in my birth certificate. I was born in a very small town in Sarawak called Binatang which means animal in Malay. This is a predominantly Foochow town. So when I was born, my Hokkien parents gave the nurse ...

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