Towards the end of Chinese New Year, the news reported Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s critical condition. Singapore prayed for him but… it was time.
One morning, I was in bed reaching out to my mobile phone reading twitter and saw the update, Singapore’s First Prime Minister Mr Lee has left us. He was relieved of pain and I prayed that he reunites with his wife whom he missed dearly.
On my facebook, everyone thread about Mr Lee Kuan Yew. This allowed everyone to learn about his enormous hard work, relentless contribution which led to maginificient achievements and impact to our country and the world.
The love story of Mr & Mrs Lee touches our hearts. They make the role model for married couples and parents.
Still, our daily routine resumed. In the evening, Bret and I picked up Leia. The teachers in school had talked about Mr Lee Kuan Yew. Our girl knew the great man as our founding father and he had passed away in the hospital.
Back home in the living room, the television featured documentary of Mr Lee Kuan Yew.
Leia recognised him and asked, “Is that Mr Lee Kuan Yew?”
I began to tell her, “Because of Mr Lee Kuan Yew, we have schools where you learn to read and write, comfortable house with air con and most importantly, clean water to drink.”
In the simplest words, I hope she understands.
A man with outstanding wisdom and extraordinary foresight, Mr Lee was the architect for modern Singapore. He has built a first-class nation within three decades and it is my great honour to experience his legacy. His lifelong mission is to create a successful Singapore and to secure her future.
As a Singaporean, being grateful was not enough. I know that in my everyday life now I need to transmit his values. Learn as much and work hard to contribute & live his legacy.