Saturday, 28 March 2015

Yeoh Zi jun (36)

The article I am discussing about is that people give out umbrellas,food and water to other people queuing up under the sun to pay their last respects to our founding father,Mr Lee Kuan Yew. As we all know, queuing up to pay the last respects to Mr Lee was a very tiring job with people queuing up for up to eight hours. The good Samaritans who gave out umbrellas,food and water to those people,wanted to give them some respites from the hot sun. When I read about this incident,I was deeply moved by their gestures of kindness. They thought it a small gesture of kindness but I believe that these small gestures made a huge impact on the people queuing up. They were really nice, saying that they did not helped those people for publicity. Through this incident, it has united us Singaporeans together. This clearly showed that Singapore is a unified country and strengthened us together. This also showed to me that Mr Lee was a very respectable person. Many people were willing to stand under the hot sun just to pay their last respects to him. In the process, so many random acts of kindness was shown. Even though i am deeply saddened by the passing of our fore-father Mr Lee, I am also really happy that Singapore has come together in this event and become United.

Link:http://www.straitstimes.com/news/singapore/more-singapore-stories/story/strangers-give-out-umbrellas-food-drinks-those-standing-

1 comment:

  1. I agree with you that I was deeply moved by the gestured of kindness from those people. However, not just that, I also felt very proud as a Singaporean because those who were doing so are not all Singaporeans. In fact, some of them are from other countries, wanting to thank Singapore for giving them so many opportunities. Another reason why I felt proud of those people is because many refused to be named just simply because of the reason that they wanted to do their part, without getting anything in return. This is really heartwarming to hear.

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