Sunday, 9 August 2015

Yeoh Zi Jun (36) 2H

The article I am discussing about today is the death of an NUS student, mr Timothy kok tse en. He drowned himself off the Amalfi Coast. Apparently,he had traveled to Italy for a music festival and was holidaying before it ended. 45 mins before he was supposed to leave with his older brother, he took a swim, the swim which claimed his live and he never came back. His family members are grieved by this news. His older brother had wished he had spent more time with his younger brother before it was too late. As the writer did not state his point of view, I shall express mine instead. I feel that after reading this article, water is a dangerous thing and we should never let our guard down, no matter how shallow the water is. We should not meddle with our safety. Unfortunately, this incident is only the tip of an iceberg and is not even very scary. I have heard of cases where people being careless drops inside the river and gets eaten by piranhas. These are terrifying experiences. I have also learnt that we should everything we have before it is too late. For the older brother, he wished he had spent more time with his younger brother, which he cannot now because his younger brother is gone. We should always treasure our loved ones as one can never tell what will happen.http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/undergrad-drowned-in-amalfi-coast

1 comment:

  1. Although I agree with you that we should treasure time with our loved ones before it is too late, I have to disagree with you regarding the part where you mentioned that water is a dangerous thing and we should not let our guard down no matter how shallow the water is. This is because in the article, it was mentioned that there were no physical injuries on the body and that it was probably something external such as change in water temperature, physical activity or indigestion that led to this accident. Thus, I feel that we should take more notice of our health condition that day instead and take special care when we are alone doing such exercises. At the same time, I also feel that this was a great loss of a talent who was so passionate about music.

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