Life in the past was simpler, one could take things more simply. Though it is true that in the present I can fulfil my material needs more easily. Shopping is more convenient now as there are a great variety of options including overseas brands that have been imported into Singapore.

I remember playing hopscotch with my primary school classmates at recess time. These primary school days were the best, there were fewer interracial misunderstandings then. My Malay and Indian classmates would learn simple Chinese phrases from us, their Chinese classmates so that they could communicate more easily with us. These experiences helped us to understand and appreciate each other’s background and heritage better.

One of my primary school friends from those days is a good friend up of mine till today.

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