Xiao Ni's mother works in a hawker centre so she eats breakfast there every morning. Wherever she sat to eat, a grumpy old lady will always come around holding a stack of tissues. Xiao Ni will smile at the old lady and buy them every single day. One day, Xiao Ni forgot her wallet and the old lady bought her a meal instead. A tiny act of kindness and a few coins will go a long way.
After working in Vietnam for 3 years, I came back to Singapore and had dinner with my friends in Clarke Quay. While waiting for food to be served, I remember eating by a river bank in Vietnam and how dirty and smelly it was. It led me to think about our pioneer generation who worked hard to clean up the river bank back then. Thanks to our pioneers, Singapore can now enjoy a clean and beautiful Singapore River through their efforts.
My dad passed away 2 years ago in a freak car accident. I have many fond memories of the time we spent together. He always prioritised our family over work, even rejecting the opportunity to work overseas so he could watch me finish secondary school. His dedication to the family inspires me. I miss him a lot.
My parents inspired me the most. My mother was always satisfied with what I did while my father kept encouraging me to push further for excellence in whatever i did. Having someone to support you in whatever you do is awesome and I would like to thank them for their guidance.
Adrian enjoys travelling alone. He enjoys taking photos of nature, tourist attractions and more. He is always having his 'me time'. Some people cannot afford to be alone. However, Adrian is very independant. He is the real great example of maturity.
My uncle is probably one of the most genuine men I met in my entire life. Despite having to support my grandmother together with his family of four, he constantly teaches us to give more than we take. He would often donate to charitable organizations and when asked so, he said there are more who are less fortunate and we should help when we can. Thank you uncle tim for being an inspiration.
Sean is our class clown. He never fails to brighten our day with his cheeky comments. Sean is highly persuasive as well. He uses his sense of humor to persuade the teachers to lighten our workload and is able to lift up the mood of the teachers who had a rough day. It is hard to not like someone as jovial and bubbly as Sean.
Many could write however it takes only true dedicated people who produce books which tug at one’s heart. I grew up reading local author, MinFong Ho, books. Her stories such as Sing to the Dawn and Clay marble speak of women rights and how they should fight for equality. It is such books that motivates me and reminds me to do the best in everything I do. Thank you for being such a inspiration.
My Dad's philantrophy is what inspires me. Hailing from a poor family, he has came a long way to reach where he was now and he never forgets the people who has helped in along the way. Now that he has made it, he makes it a point to give back to society and help the less fortunate. His philantrophic efforts have also educated me making someone who is grateful for having what I have, and I would follow his foot steps in the future.
My dad is my hero. Every afternoon, after work and washed up, he play with me the whole day and sometimes he would ask me to play darts with him, which it became my hobby now. He loves me a lot and will always be by my side cheering for me. He is an amazing dad.
It is not easy teaching a Normal Academic class. We are always so noisy and always disrupting classes. We were looked down upon by teachers who told us that half of us will most probably end up in ITE after N levels. I did well and ended up in sec 5. Chinese was the subject I hated the most. I just can’t seem to understand. In my 5 years in secondary school, my last year was the year I decided to work hard for Chinese. I ended up getting a C6, which was a just pass, in the July exam. I opted to retake it again in September. My Chinese teacher spent more time helping and tutoring us until the day of the exam. She told me that no matter how hard I pushed, I will most probably end up with a B4. To prove my other teachers wrong and to make my Chinese teacher proud, I pushed really hard. In the end, I got an A2 for Chinese.