Category Archives: I Remember Series

I Remember – You write long-distance and then wait days for reply

With the advent of Internet and wireless communication, you can write an electronic mail (email) and get a response almost immediately. With so many on-line chat applications on mobile phones, you can talk and see the person across many miles … Continue reading

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I Remember – You will know this special bond …

When I first held my daughter in my arm, she opened her eyes slightly and looked at me briefly out of the corners of her eyes. There was this special bond felt right at that moment. That was many years … Continue reading

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I Remember – PSC Undergraduate Scholarship 1976

I was a teenager before, though this was so long ago. In 1975, I was still in National Junior College doing Year 2. Like most aspiring students, I too was attracted to the idea of going overseas for my undergraduate … Continue reading

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I Remember – My years in National Junior College (NJC)

Back in the early seventies, National Junior College (NJC) was a premier educational institution. It had several prominent alumni since its founding in 1969. It was the first JC to be set up in Singapore. After my GCE “O” Level, … Continue reading

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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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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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