I was born a cradle Catholic, but I was never religious or put much faith into prayers or the Catholic Church. After my confirmation, church became less important to me, though we still attended mass on Sundays. However, as I had never devoted myself to prayer, I strayed from the Church for a fairly long period of time. All of this changed when I lost my father in November of 2015.
One quiet evening, I was watching the lighted fountains outside Vivocity with my son, Evan. At 10 months old, Evan is fascinated with water features, and so were many children other getting themselves soaked by standing over the fountain jets.
The responsibility of having to purchase and prepare for my daily necessities opened my eyes to my consumption habits. I experienced first-hand, the volume of goods I was using and discarding on a daily basis. God planted a desire in my heart to take action. I didn’t know where to start, but I knew that I had to start somewhere. As Robert Swan said, “The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.” I wanted to do my part in making a change, no matter how small of an impact it might be.
The Healing Priest was very much in demand and was unable to come to the hospital to see my daughter, but a man came by and said to him: “Father, where do you want to go today, I have my car and I am free to drive you anywhere”
"The world gave me many things, but the only thing I ever kept was absolute solitude.’’ Now, don’t get me wrong – there is a difference between isolation and loneliness. As the song goes, ‘’Sadness is beautiful, loneliness is tragical.’’
After my schooling at St Joseph’s Institution in the late 1960’s, I worked as a Research Officer in a government office along Robinson Road. I was considered well paid in those days. I could afford a car and later a 650 Kawasaki motorcycle, which I treasured. But after some time, I was unhappy. As a young boy, I was always interested in nature and wildlife. I was also a member of the World wildlife Fund (WWF).
An articulate young man, 21 year old Kannan s/o Rajamohan wants to “do an InfoComm-related course in the Polytechnic” after serving his National Service. Filled with youthful hopes and dreams, he is raring to ‘conquer the world’.
Greg and Elizabeth Krygsman lost their 24-year-old son suddenly in 2015. They were blessed to have family and friends come together to help with the arrangements for sending Andrew off. Yet, despite the support [...]