The biggest salute I can give to the greatest leader who visions this tiny nation to its present day.
Without your courage and leadership, I cannot be who I am today.
THANK YOU VERY VERY MUCH FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART.
You are always on my mind. ALWAYS AND FOREVER.
What can I say but pen these word? Today as he lies in ICU at SGH, he alone deserves this mementos. Yes, it’s truly from the bottom of my heart. I have to pen it before I have to weep, to weep for a man so great and so different whose life creates so much for me and all of my loved ones in this land.
These are some words for me to remember by and must be on record for all who share my thoughts. It’s on record for me to reminisce to the end of my life yet also for those who may not live through the early years of lack, times of suffering and of hopelessness.
Short that this blog may be, but surely it will touch many true Singaporean’s heart like yours and mine.
He and his many strange policies have been a part of my life from the age of 9. No one including me ever expect that though with unwilling submission and sometime even with unforgettable oversights, we as a nation be capable to evolve to this significance and height, from an era of a peaceful unknown little isle to a homeland that no one can snub. No one can expect this tiny nation to become so impressive and so unique. Yes, isn’t it so?
Yes, we are all uniquely Singapore, uniquely Singaporean as a nation, uniquely Singaporean in our little humble ways, in our diverse racial beginnings, uniquely in our history of unsought separation, uniquely now Singaporean and ours in every way.
So, this brief blog is my heartfelt sincere honor for our nation's founder who has steered this nation through ups and downs, who brings much extremes to both young and old, who produces much revered outcomes for all, who foresees like a seasoned prophet excellent visions of the looming changes of time, who undeniably makes this nation so prominent and so undoubtedly a first-class ideal that nations with superpower rank have found us hard to forget.
So thank you, thank you, thank you so much, MM Lee Kuan Yew. You are always on my mind, ALWAYS AND FOREVER .
By a grateful Singaporean and fan forever.... Ms YH Tan