A Family Of Courage

The Seng Family has the courage to move on in life even though they may face many challenges daily.

The man of the house had lost a leg while the mother of the family is deaf.

They may face life with many difficulties and limitations but they do not give up easily.

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They are extraordinary people by staying as a family to face life challenges and stay positive in the process.

Both parents are uneducated and we can imagine how tough life can be in the current society for them.

The support from people around them certainly makes a difference.

Both mother and son collect old newspaper to get an extra source of income.

Being contented with what they have may just be the key of how they manage to pull through all the challenges of life.

This is a meaningful real story of how the Seng Family is able to survive as a family.

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Love Beyond Appearance

Emmy Abrahamson has turned her real-life love story into a novel by sharing how she met her husband.

When she first met her husband, he was a homeless man living under a bush. He was dirty and hairy without shoes.

After a conversation, the chemistry of two unknown people just happened. The bond was beyond the outlook with the spark of friendship resulting in love.

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After a decade later, they are married with children.

There are many times when my wife asked about why I loved her but it may not be due to her outlook or anything else.

The chemistry may just happen and we do not know why.

True love should go beyond the outlook since we may all grow old one day and we would look different sooner or later.

Let our love be unconditional and we should teach our children to identify what true love is.

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Jump And Kick

As parents and educators, we may find this foolish play of these kids dangerous.

Many of them may find it fun and funny but the possible serious injury may cause one to be permanently handicap when the backbone suffers serious injury.

There were past cases where a pupil became a handicap because a classmate remove a chair that he planned to sit on.

The short moment of laughers became a permanent injury as well as guilt to the culprit of the mischief.

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The permanent guilt of ruining a life would never be erased and the person who suffered this would have to live with difficulty in finding a way for survival in the adulthood.

As parents and educators, we must teach our kids that there are consequences to their actions and they should reflect and do not follow the rest.

After watching this videoclip, I do hope you would warn your kids at home not to do such dangerous act and not to be fooled by their friends in doing it.

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Valentine Love For Suffering Children

I walked past the flower shop and it was crowded with people buying flowers during Valentine Day.

My son dressed up to have a dinner with his girlfriend and he came home really late.

On Valentine Day, Melania Trump visited the children at the hospital instead of spending a romantic time elsewhere.

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She spent her time with the children at the dining table and doing craftwork with them.

With all these children suffering at the hospital, it was a great way to commemorate Valentine Day.

As one may be spending time with our loved ones, we can always remember the ones suffering and make it a meaningful day by contributing back to society in little ways that we can think of.

Regardless of the intention whether it is done for political reasons, I believe the visit by the first lady is a memorable moment for them.

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Freedom Of Information

The critical actions were not taken when information was contained related to Coronavirus.

China did not take action when it felt that the rumours of the virus was fake.

When it confirmed the reality of the virus, it had taken action faster than it did for SARS.

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China developed test kits for the virus in two weeks after the confirmation of the virus.

It also got the World Health Organisation involved a lot faster than the past.

Nevertheless, it had tried to solve problems locally whenever it could by not allowing bad news to spread.

This may not always be a wise move if we considered how China had dealt with SARS in its history.

When things go out of hand, it can be hard to deal with.

The inflexible communication of important news may be one of the possible areas for improvement based on the videoclip above.

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Singapore After-School Activities

Singaporean kids nowadays have lots of after-school additional activities unlike how it was when we were young.

With Singaporeans being competitive, many parents may send their children for extra lessons to ensure they do better in their studies.

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There are also many talent development programmes in schools to ensure students are well developed in all ways.

Sports are treated more seriously to provide an overall education for students.

The above videoclip allows us to have a glimpse of how the after-school activities can be like for a typical Singaporean student.

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Social Responsibility

Dr Li Wenliang was one of those who tried to warn others of the possible SARS-like virus in December last year.

He was silenced by the Chinese authorities as they felt that he had caused false social disturbance without taking him seriously.

He was detained by police after telling social media about the new virus.

He was forced to sign a legal document to stop the spreading of such rumours.

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There were many China citizens who were angry with the authorities for not taking Dr Li seriously and they felt that they owed him an apology.

With the recent death of Dr Li due to the virus, many China citizens were indeed angry and sad.

Dr Li came forward as a socially responsible person to warn about the virus but he was not taken seriously and he was threatened by the authorities.

As parents and teachers, we should continue to be good role models to our kids and Dr Li was certainly a good role model for us.

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My Parent Becomes My Classmate

Four parents returned to school as students.

We are aware of how competitive schools can be in Singapore.

Parents had the chance to experience and understand how their children feel in the current school system.

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Singapore schools are also going into digital classrooms with lots of online activities.

These parents may find it difficult to learn online unlike how things were when they were kids.

Learning is a never-ending process and we need to learn together with our kids to stay current.

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Preventive Measures Against Coronavirus

Singapore has recently raised its risk assessment status from Yellow to Orange for Coronavirus.

Under the Orange status, the disease is labelled as severe and can spread easily between humans but it is still being contained in Singapore.

If the assessment status ever raises to red, it would be a major disruption as it is considered severe and spreading widely. Under the red assessment, schools may be closed and more people may be ordered to work from home.

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With the current situation in Singapore, Singapore schools have taken active steps to increase the number of recesses to avoid large crowd of kids in the canteen.

They were not allowed to play like their usual recesses but they were only allowed to eat as a class at their canteen tables and quickly moved back to their classrooms.

Subject teachers had to stay with them during recesses to ensure that they stayed as a class to reduce the contact with other classes and the possible contamination of other school areas if schools ever had to conduct mass cleaning as a result of suspected case.

A local Junior college teacher was affected by the virus. Students and teachers who were in contact with the teacher had to be quarantined at home for 14 days to ensure they were healthy before they were allowed to return to school.

All national school tournaments were cancelled to prevent large crowd.

Air-conditioned rooms were supposed to open up the windows and use the fans instead.

Some of the students were hoping for the red assessment so that there would be school closure.

The schools are prepared for homebased learning through assigned work from computers if there is a need for school closure.

Learning will not stop and the students would need to work from home even if there is a closure.

Singapore schools have been constantly preparing for such situation since the outbreak of SARS many years ago so that learning would continue regardless of the unforeseen situation when schools need to close.

After hearing about the online work from me if there is a school closure, some students were not so happy anymore.

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The Fear Of Coronavirus

After the announcement of the assessment status from Yellow to Orange for Coronavirus in Singapore, there were many who went to the local supermarkets to stock up different daily supplies.

There was an outbreak of panic buying resulting the out of stock for many daily items.

Many Singaporeans were preparing the possible need to stay at home due to the virus.

There were those who do not even want to get out of their houses to avoid the crowd.

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The number of cases in Singapore were below 40 but many measures were already taken to prevent the spread of the virus.

Life still goes on and this fear may result in more panic buying as the daily supplies may not be available due to overbuying by many Singaporeans.

Supermarkets must be having great profit during this period. It took me hours to buy regular daily items recently which would only take less than 30 minutes in normal days.

It is good to take precaution like washing our hands regularly with soap and avoid crowded places.

All students were made to wash their hands with soap after their food and after different subjects that need them to use their hands for those activities.

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