To Have A Love As Strong As Yours

Saturday. 19 December 1987. 6.05pm.

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Today would have been their 29th wedding anniversary.

I think I realised quite late how well my parents brought us up. 4 very different individuals who would stretch their patience differently. They still love us all the same.

I feel my parents also set the benchmark quite high, in terms of their length of relationship, and in terms of the love they have for each other and for us. While father was the main sole breadwinner, mama would be the main caretaker. In the past three years she had cancer, father tried all means to help her. In the last few weeks especially, he stayed up all (if not, most nights) taking care of her. For me, mama even delayed one of her chemo session a day later so she could attend the NEA awards ceremony. She even sent me off to the airport, even when she had difficulties breathing.

I see older female cousins divorcing, friends getting married and divorced. I think it subconsciously made me more choosy or careful the last 7 years, and that is why I was disappointed with myself for the choices I made recently. I had second thoughts and withdrew again- only this time, I couldn’t really feel anything.

“To have a love as strong as yours” – I still have lots more to learn.

 

 

Photo Campaign: Connect The Dots with 350 Singapore

As a lead up to NTUC Income Run 350, Organised by Young NTUC happening on 27th April, 350 Singapore organised a photo campaign that ran from Friday 28th March to Monday 7th April where people in Singapore can “Connect the Dots” between extreme weather and climate change.

The selected photos are being displayed at the Race Entry Pack Collection venue at City Square Mall atrium on 11-13th April. There is also a pledge board for people to share their pledges for a better tomorrow.

Connect the Dots with 350 Singapore Photo Board

Photo board at Run 350 Race Entry Pack Collection corner

In addition, there are four other Eco panels that shows information from;

Registration for the run has closed, but do come down and visit the RECP anyways. Or you can click on the links and read up on the facts and figures wherever you are!