How contradicting life can be? To mourn for the death of a great man and yet at the same time, a new life will soon begin. Life and death, it can never be separated, I guess. Had initially wanted to lump a lot of things into one post but I guess maybe it’s not that good an idea. For there already is a lot of things to say just on him alone…

Today, yet again, the day started off in a sadder tone, with tons of news and articles everywhere on the man that had left us. Today, is the day where the public can pay their respect to this man at the Parliament House. I’d just watch it on CNA, that shows the coffin being transported out from the Istana, led by Mr Lee Hsien Loong and his sons. Gosh… I guess there’s no way where I can try to stop the tears from flowing. It’s weird. A person whom you ain’t close but you seem to have known him and that he’s there to “protect” you for all your life.

I tried telling it to little milkie about this man since Monday. She knows the name by now, but hasn’t had much idea what he had done, except that she knows he had passed away. A very young nephew commented that it was scary to keep showing clips of him on TV, when he already went to heaven. Kids, of course, how would they know. Even those generation younger than mine probably won’t even know, won’t feel the attachment that we had. And again, of course, those feelings that I felt now, can never be compared to those of my parents’ generation. But then, children of Singapore, remember this. Even though you and I may not know him that well. Even though the way he did some of the things might be a little too harsh. Even though there might be hidden agendas everywhere. You can’t deny the fact that he did build Singapore him and make it successful (as compared to a lot of our neighbours). Without him, we probably wouldn’t be where we are now. To proudly say that we are Singaporeans.

Lee Kuan Yew What have I given up My Life

Yes, indeed, there are still flaws in the transport system, living standards, policies and what not. But is it that easy to manage a country? Try to manage just a team of people and you will know the kind of problems and expectations you will face. So, don’t just complain until you really experience it and do it on your own, and is sure that you can do it better. Otherwise, let’s just try to make things a little bit more balance by looking at two sides of the story. But I’m glad, really glad, that at least for the past few days, there isn’t any negative story about this great man or his team. I mean, it would be really nice if people can just let the others mourn for this week.

Another few more days before life will probably go back to a slightly normal pace with all those programmes reducing on TV. And I do hope that after this, Singaporeans will indeed come and unite together as one, just like how we felt that Singapore is our home land when we were young. Don’t waste the foundation that was already built…

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