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Ye Ye On Nation Building

Ye Ye was just a fun loving grandpa. Since when did he become an ambassador for racial harmony? In the past weeks, Ye Ye has been invited to three schools and spoke to 1000 children about Singapore’s past and racial harmony. The character of Ye Ye in Playtime with Ye Ye was inspired by my… Continue reading Ye Ye On Nation Building

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Keep Calm and Mother On Member Gets a New Heart

Congratulations to Serene Lee. She successfully went through a heart transplant on 30 July. I previously featured Serene's story "My Daughter Saved My Life" on this blog. The most recent issue of the magazine Simply Her also has an article on her. Serene is a brave mother and an inspiration to heart patients and LVAD… Continue reading Keep Calm and Mother On Member Gets a New Heart

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Condolences to Keep Calm and Mother On Member, Janie Siah

Mum Janie Siah bravely contributed a story to Keep Calm and Mother On - 21 Stories from Mothers of Children aged 1 to 21. Her story "Moving beyond Osteosacoma" was featured in Chapter 14 of the book. We are sad to announce that her daughter, Kristie Teo, has passed away on 28 July. Our hearts… Continue reading Condolences to Keep Calm and Mother On Member, Janie Siah

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Keep Calm and Mother On – Four Generations of Women

Nine year old Sarah Lee is one of the few privileged children to have three great-grandmothers who are still alive! In celebration of Mother’s Day, Keep Calm and Mother On presents this lively story of four generations of women. By Phua Sze Sze My daughter Sarah is one of the luckiest people in Singapore and she… Continue reading Keep Calm and Mother On – Four Generations of Women

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Keep Calm & Mother On – My daughter saved my life

Newspaper reports have been written about Serene Lee’s bravery and example as a heart patient, but to her three children – Joash, 16, Jasher, 11 and Jazaree, 4, she is simply the mother who tries her best to love them despite her ill health. My 11-year-old daughter saved my life. I am not exaggerating. Without… Continue reading Keep Calm & Mother On – My daughter saved my life

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Generation After Generation…On The Parade Ground

On 9 August this year, I watched my daughter perform on live telecast for the National Day Parade. My heart swelled with pride as I watched her, along with hundreds of 13 to 14 years old girls, perform under the auspices of my alma mater, Singapore Chinese Girls’ School. How fortunate that she was in… Continue reading Generation After Generation…On The Parade Ground

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Love Her, Love Her Stuff

I’m no hand at scrapbooking. But I found my own way of making memories...I have no eye for design and no patience to hunt for the perfect pressed flower or craft puncher to give a scrapbook the right look. The last time I got out my family photo albums was when ants started building a… Continue reading Love Her, Love Her Stuff