Monthly Archives: February 2017

I Remember – My Hobbies

I collected stamps and coins in the past. These were common enough hobbies when I was growing up. In the case of stamps, I collected first day covers and bought stamps that came in packs from shops. I cut up … Continue reading

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De-clutter your home

We have been reducing stuff in our home. We gave up things when we did not need them. We will not buy something unless we need it. These are the basic principles of keeping our home clutter free. To us, … Continue reading

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“The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – A Book Review

In the voice of Dr. Watson, he wrote these memoirs on Sherlock Holmes covering 10 cases of investigative work on crimes. As in all of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s books I read so far, the cases were baffling and the … Continue reading

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I Remember – National Library of yesteryears

I miss the National Library at Stamford. The red-bricked building was iconic. This building was as old as I am if it were still around. (The foundation stone was laid on 15 August 1957.) It was with so much sadness … Continue reading

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I Remember – Early years of bus transport

I began to take public buses to school when I was in Secondary One. The bus journey was from Havelock Road to Anson Road where Gan Eng Seng School was sited. From 1969 to early 1970s, there were several public … Continue reading

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I Remember – I did woodwork and metalwork

For two years 1970 and 1971 when I was in Gan Eng Seng School, I was knocking, sawing, filing in an adjacent building of the school. This housed the technical workshops. I did not appreciate back then why my cohort … Continue reading

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I Remember – My National Service Days

National Service is now 50 years since 1967. I served my National Service from December 1975 to June 1978. It was two and a half years of service to the nation. Now the length of National Service (NS) had been … Continue reading

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