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Sunday, August 1, 2021
Five years ago, we all watched TV as Joseph took to the starting blocks for the 100m butterfly in Rio. As we all know he was up against the heavyweights of Phelps, Le Clos, and Laszlo Cheh. Years of hard work, sacrifice, and a great deal of personal financial expense had brought Joseph to that moment. With the whole country was watching, waiting, and anticipating, a lesser person may have crumbled.
It's needless to say we were all thrilled beyond belief and I finished my shower and watched the race when it was replayed. My parents have known the Schoolings for years. They are very nice people. The journey to Olympic gold was not an easy one but they never wavered. I have to say Joseph is the definition of grace under pressure, class, and dignity; qualities that were no doubt instilled in him by his parents, Colin and May.
Wednesday, October 7, 2020
On a rainy Saturday in September, Raffles Readers: A Century of Adventures had its launch at the Boutique at Raffles Hotel. Authors Claire Thamboo and Simon Wray and our illustrator Mark Yong spent well over an hour signing books for friends, family, and hotel patrons. Emma and Linda were unable to attend as they were at their respective homes in Epsom and Melbourne.As for me, well, I had a minor sore throat two days before the launch so on my mom's insistence, I paid a visit to my doctor. Once I mentioned I had a slight sore throat, everything went into a lockdown mode. I had to have a COVID test and I had to be quarantined for three days, meaning I was going to have to skip the launch.
However, I was able to check-in via WhatsApp chat. That's me on the iPad on the table!