22nd March 2015, 0318am
Singapore’s founding father Lee Kuan Yew passed away today at 91 years of age. He was a remarkable statesman, a visionary that lead a group of respectable group of men in transforming Singapore from a decrepit ‘kampong’ to the first world nation that it is today.
I remembered that he made this speech once, “I cannot say I planned my life. That is why I feel life is a great adventure, exciting, unpredictable and at times exhilarating … To make life worthwhile, never lose that joie de vivre.At the end of the day what I cherish most are human relationships. With the unfailing support of my wife and partner I have lived my life to the fullest. It is the friendships I made and the close family ties I nurtured that have provided me with that sense of satisfaction of a life well lived, and have made me what I am.”
He changed the lives for me and my people, but he was first and foremost a husband, a father and a grandfather. My condolences to his family in this time of grief.
A great man is seldom one without controversy but an admirable one is one believes and fulfills his dreams and vision at the expense of his personal life. He made great sacrifices for this country and today we have lost a great man, without whom we possibly might not have such a safe and comfortable life.