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Beyond Another Week Beyond, Family

Dear friends, Tomorrow evening, many families marking the Chinese New Year will be having a reunion dinner. This is considered the most important family dinner of the year that honours the virtues of family togetherness and harmony, filial piety, and respect for the hierarchy in familial relationships. This was explained to our children at our child development centre as we …

Another Week Beyond – 2153

Beyond Another Week Beyond, Community, Family

Dear friends, 2 brothers who lost their mother suddenly have been in the care of their father the past month (AWB – 2146).  Dad’s exclusion order from the family home was lifted, and he is currently supporting his family by working as a safe-entry inspector at a hawker centre. The hours are long, but he is allowed to leave his post in …

Another Week Beyond – 2145

Beyond Another Week Beyond, Family

Dear friends,  Hope you had a good Deepavali holiday and may the festival of lights bring you many blessings, healing, and love. I started writing this weekly message in 2005 as a way for my team and I to reflect on our work, and where possible, celebrate a small success that energises us for the week ahead. This routine has …

Another Week Beyond – 2026

Beyond Another Week Beyond, Family

Dear Friends, Faced with charges relating to rioting, mischief, causing hurt, failure to comply with the conditions of a provisional driving licence and riding a motorcycle without insurance, Morris, 19 years old believes that he is heading for jail.  A report filed in March, by a probation officer assessed that Morris is not suitable for probation. Following which, a pre-sentencing assessment …

Another Week Beyond – 2025

Beyond Another Week Beyond, Family

Dear Friends, Today, Singapore moves   another step toward a new normal which is COVID-19 Safe. Eateries will be opened for dining-in and I know several of my colleagues will be going out for a meal.  “Takeaway food is just not the same,” they tell me and eating out is one thing they have missed since 7 April 2020.  Small group social activities …