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30 July 2014
"Prison is not a place for everyone. Some guys really couldn’t take it. There was one guy who was crying every single day. If you aren’t prepared to serve the punishment, then you better not commit the crime. I went in for beating a guy up. He was molesting a girl. But we hurt him pretty badly. Maybe we went too far."

"Prison is not a place for everyone. Some guys really couldn’t take it. There was one guy who was crying every single day. If you aren’t prepared to serve the punishment, then you better not commit the crime. I went in for beating a guy up. He was molesting a girl. But we hurt him pretty badly. Maybe we went too far."

30 July 2014
"I’m here on a training program at the hospital. When I am done, I will take what I have learned back to Papua New Guinea. This is a way Singapore is sharing expertise with the region."

"What are you learning?"

"I’m a perfusionist. When someone has a heart bypass surgery, the heart is stopped for a while. My job is to operate the machine that takes over the job of the heart and lungs - the artificial blood pump which keeps the patient alive."

Mind blown.

"I’m here on a training program at the hospital. When I am done, I will take what I have learned back to Papua New Guinea. This is a way Singapore is sharing expertise with the region."

"What are you learning?"

"I’m a perfusionist. When someone has a heart bypass surgery, the heart is stopped for a while. My job is to operate the machine that takes over the job of the heart and lungs - the artificial blood pump which keeps the patient alive."

Mind blown.

29 July 2014
"I’ve been with the same family over 20 years. When I first came to Singapore, I was very homesick. But I love to take care of babies and I had my employers young children to take care. Those children are grown up now and are starting families of their own so I have another generation of babies to care for. I really love it."

"I’ve been with the same family over 20 years. When I first came to Singapore, I was very homesick. But I love to take care of babies and I had my employers young children to take care. Those children are grown up now and are starting families of their own so I have another generation of babies to care for. I really love it."

29 July 2014
"I used to do office work and I only became a domestic worker 10 months ago. It was hard to adjust, especially with the language barrier. My employers speak Hokkien and Malay. My job it to take care of their parents. Fortunately the mother speaks Cantonese so it’s not too bad. I used to work in an office in Hong Kong so I’m fluent in Cantonese."

She was indeed.

"I used to do office work and I only became a domestic worker 10 months ago. It was hard to adjust, especially with the language barrier. My employers speak Hokkien and Malay. My job it to take care of their parents. Fortunately the mother speaks Cantonese so it’s not too bad. I used to work in an office in Hong Kong so I’m fluent in Cantonese."

She was indeed.

28 July 2014
Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri!

Hope you are having a great day, wherever you are celebrating.

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri!

Hope you are having a great day, wherever you are celebrating.

27 July 2014
"It’s hard for parents to understand that we may not want the same things. The Singapore I grew up in is completely different than the one they did. The pace of life, the opportunities, even all the stuff you can buy. It’s almost as if we grew up in a different country. So of course our values aren’t going to be the same. I know they want the best for me. It’s a slow processing getting them to accept what I want for myself."

"It’s hard for parents to understand that we may not want the same things. The Singapore I grew up in is completely different than the one they did. The pace of life, the opportunities, even all the stuff you can buy. It’s almost as if we grew up in a different country. So of course our values aren’t going to be the same. I know they want the best for me. It’s a slow processing getting them to accept what I want for myself."

26 July 2014
"I usually break fast with my family. But sometimes I like to come down to the market and just eat alone in the crowd."

"I usually break fast with my family. But sometimes I like to come down to the market and just eat alone in the crowd."

26 July 2014
"I first learned about how to use local plants when I was a child. Growing up we were very poor. So my mother was always gathering the plants and herbs around the kampong for food and medicine. I ended up becoming a ship engineer but in my spare time I continued reading and learning about the power of plants. 

Nowadays many people ask for my advice on how to improve their health or cure disease - cancer, high blood, diabetes… Even people in other countries call. I’ve seen people who have been told they are going to die completely recover. I hope I can pass on this knowledge to the next generation.”

"I first learned about how to use local plants when I was a child. Growing up we were very poor. So my mother was always gathering the plants and herbs around the kampong for food and medicine. I ended up becoming a ship engineer but in my spare time I continued reading and learning about the power of plants.

Nowadays many people ask for my advice on how to improve their health or cure disease - cancer, high blood, diabetes… Even people in other countries call. I’ve seen people who have been told they are going to die completely recover. I hope I can pass on this knowledge to the next generation.”

26 July 2014
"One of my customers gave me this flag to say thanks. We grow and sell vegetables. But we are closing at the end of the month after 10 years. The lease is up for renewal and was put to public tender. We lost the bid."

"One of my customers gave me this flag to say thanks. We grow and sell vegetables. But we are closing at the end of the month after 10 years. The lease is up for renewal and was put to public tender. We lost the bid."

26 July 2014
"I didn’t choose the cello out of some great passion or desire. It’s just that they were offering free cello lessons at school and I thought, ‘what the heck’… The rest is history."

(FYI: Leslie plays cello in the T’ang Quartet. Whoever had the foresight to offer kids free cello lessons - the nation thanks you).

"I didn’t choose the cello out of some great passion or desire. It’s just that they were offering free cello lessons at school and I thought, ‘what the heck’… The rest is history."

(FYI: Leslie plays cello in the T’ang Quartet. Whoever had the foresight to offer kids free cello lessons - the nation thanks you).

26 July 2014
"I’m an engineer but I drive cab once a week to bring in a bit of extra money. I have two teenagers… So I need to save up for their university education. I’m still hoping they get scholarships. If so, woohoo! We’ll be using the money for a nice holiday."

"I’m an engineer but I drive cab once a week to bring in a bit of extra money. I have two teenagers… So I need to save up for their university education. I’m still hoping they get scholarships. If so, woohoo! We’ll be using the money for a nice holiday."

26 July 2014
"I used to sketch too. See? I drew this years ago. It can take several hours to complete a picture. So I quit after I got married and started a family. Too many responsibilities to continue."

"I used to sketch too. See? I drew this years ago. It can take several hours to complete a picture. So I quit after I got married and started a family. Too many responsibilities to continue."

20 July 2014
"The kids love dancing. They do all different styles - ballroom, latin, 50s… They compete some times but mostly it’s for fun. But then they started uploading videos of themselves dancing onto youtube. Wow. I never expected the response. It was so positive. We even had people write us to say they wanted to hire them to perform at their events. They were actually paid to perform! Amazing. I’m just so proud of them."

"The kids love dancing. They do all different styles - ballroom, latin, 50s… They compete some times but mostly it’s for fun. But then they started uploading videos of themselves dancing onto youtube. Wow. I never expected the response. It was so positive. We even had people write us to say they wanted to hire them to perform at their events. They were actually paid to perform! Amazing. I’m just so proud of them."

19 July 2014
"He’s been my barber for 20 years. There’s not much left to cut but I still come back twice a week."

"He’s been my barber for 20 years. There’s not much left to cut but I still come back twice a week."

19 July 2014
Watching the war on TV gives me pain. I see the old men and women trying to run away. But how to outrun a bomb? I feel sad for them. And who is to say what is right and wrong? Someone bombs you and you do nothing: they will send another bomb. But someone bombs you and you bomb them: they will send another bomb. What to do? The only way it ends is when the whole world is destroyed.

We must remember this: our blood is all the same. My blood can save you. Your blood can save me. If we can remember this, there is a chance of peace.

Watching the war on TV gives me pain. I see the old men and women trying to run away. But how to outrun a bomb? I feel sad for them. And who is to say what is right and wrong? Someone bombs you and you do nothing: they will send another bomb. But someone bombs you and you bomb them: they will send another bomb. What to do? The only way it ends is when the whole world is destroyed.

We must remember this: our blood is all the same. My blood can save you. Your blood can save me. If we can remember this, there is a chance of peace.