All posts tagged: sg50

This year’s SG50– what’s next?

Today I want to blog about something close to heart. After all my experiences in Finland, I really do think more Singaporeans should learn to think long-term. This implies that we should learn NOT to think so short-term, not to be myopic, and not to lapse into the “me myself and I” psyche. So, today I want to briefly blog about three ways on how we, as young Singaporeans, can make a difference to our immediate community. For the next fifty years, I hope more young people can learn to have a vision, dream bigger and establish a solid standing for Singapore on the global stage. In other words, always insist on becoming a better version of your current self, and always insist on expanding your thought and experience horizon. 1. Develop opinions, defend them, but do not be afraid of changing your mind.  Increasingly, making a difference anywhere in the world has become increasingly about first having an opinion and then standing by your opinion. Now this takes guts and strength of character, because it means standing up for what …

Walking Proud. A Tribute to Ah-Kong.

“Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to higher sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.” — Peter Drucker. Walking proud. I am currently watching Mr. Lee’s state funeral procession, and how the respected military and local leaders are marching from to the University Cultural Center in the National University of Singapore. In spite of operating on a tight schedule, I found myself spending hours and hours reading up on Mr. Lee Kuan Yew’s legacy over the past week. Because I’m based in Finland currently, it is a little difficult for me to imagine the overwhelming sentiments on the ground back home. That being said however, I’m going to refer Mr. Lee as Singapore’s “Ah-Kong” (Hokkien for “grandpa”) throughout this post. Watching the live broadcast from the PMO youtube channel, I am moved to write about Ah-Kong’s global legacy to all Singaporeans. Have you looked at the list of countries that sent in their respect to Mr. Lee? You can find a complete …