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In Honour of Children with Special Needs

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The worth of a child can never be measured by her grades, abilities, or achievements. Meet Sarah, the princess of her family. Meet her brother Shawn, who muses that “Perhaps, we are the special ones and she is the normal one.” Meet a family that embraces their special needs child as a special gift.

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To Dad with Love

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How does it feel to be the daughter of one of the Invisible People of Singapore? Nur Khairah, a young filmmaker, knows this bittersweet reality first-hand. She produced and co-wrote this true-to-life short film about her dad – one of the many silent heroes who work hard to keep Singapore moving. It is also a poignant reminder how disappointment and unmet expectations can threaten our relationships. How we respond in the face of disappointment can either break or break our closest ties. Choose love, always. We’re happy to say that this has become our most popular short film to date. Happy…

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We Honour You, Mums!

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“What would you say to your mum if you knew you won’t get to see her tomorrow?” That’s a sobering question we put to these mums and daughters (including a young cancer survivor). They thought they were coming for a high tea, but they got a whole lot more. Watch and see how these mums and daughters answer this question. The mother & daughter relationship can be a beautiful yet complex one. May this Mother’s Day give you opportunities for a new beginning; a fresh reboot in authentic conversations and the genuine connection that we all desire.  Happy Mother’s Day to all our mums – we…

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Count your Blessings this Chinese New Year!

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To all our Chinese readers and everyone else enjoying Chinese New Year, best wishes for the Year of the Monkey! May you prosper in the important things of life, and enjoy much happiness, good health, and fruitfulness in your many endeavours. Allow me to refer you to a link to a Chinese New Year video production by Petronas, Malaysia’s fully integrated oil and gas multinational ranked among the largest corporations in the Fortune Global 500 listing of the world’s largest corporations:  http://youtu.be/r9i08erqdpY. This video explores what makes a blessed life. Anyone not moved after watching the video would have missed…

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Thinking of Our Father and Mother this Holiday Season

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This is the holiday season of Christmas and the New Year.  It is a time for merriment – parties and presents. Christmas has gone beyond being a celebration just for Christians. It is a time for everyone, no matter our race, culture or religion, to think about peace and joy and love for other people.  It is a time to honour each other, to show we accept and care for each other.  It is especially a time where children are showered with gifts and love. But Christmas should be a time when we ought to think of all who are…

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Be a better DAD today… be a better MAN today

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In the book “Be A Better Dad Today!” by Gregory W. Slayton, he quoted a conversation he had with President George W. Bush, previous president of the United States of America. It is a story of family members honouring each other – husbands honouring wives, wives honouring husbands, children honouring parents and parents honouring children through their love, instruction, care and comfort. Slayton wrote the story under the heading “A Story from the White House”, as follows: “I have been privileged to know a number of U.S. Presidents personally – some better than others.  And no matter what you thought…

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Fathers! You are very important!

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Imagine a little boy running around gleefully, and suddenly he falls and hurts himself.  The mother rushes to him, tells him everything is alright and there is no need to keep crying, cleans the wound, puts some ointment, sticks a plaster on his knee and says, “Next time, don’t run.” If it were the father rather than the mother who gets to the child first, the father probably tells the child that boys don’t cry, cleans the wound, puts some ointment, sticks a plaster on the knee, and says: “Now you can run again.” Mothers and fathers are different. No doubt…

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