Kind strangers' help with car trouble
ON JUNE 4, at the HDB carpark in front of Nex mall, my car engine suddenly went dead. After many tries, I was still not able to restart the engine.
As my car was in the middle of the road, I approached two men for help. Without hesitation, they helped me to push my car to a parking spot.
As I was overwhelmed by everything that had happened, I did not thank them properly. However, I want them to know that their help is most appreciated.
Tan Gek Huang (Madam)
Nurses who went beyond hospital walls
WHEN I discovered that one essential medicine for my husband was not included upon his discharge from National University Hospital, I called up the hospital, and Sister Xiao Hong took my call.
She went all out to get a doctor to prescribe the medicine. When she learnt that I could not collect the medicine myself, as I am the sole caregiver to my husband, she made special arrangements to collect the medicine, and got nurses Alena and Carol to deliver it to my house. I am truly grateful and indebted to Xiao Hong, Alena and Carol.
Magdalene Lee (Madam)
Grateful for returned phone
I UNKNOWINGLY left my Nokia phone on bus service 168 on June 9, while on my way home from the Singapore Youth Flying Club.
Luckily, a stranger picked up my phone and contacted one of my friends, who went to collect it on my behalf.
I regret not finding out this stranger's name, but I sincerely thank him for taking the trouble to return my phone.
Jake Ling Zhi Wei
Easy to replace passport overseas
I AM a Singaporean working in the United States. Recently, my passport was stolen a couple of days before an important business trip to India.
I immediately contacted the Singapore Consulate in New York, and was pleasantly surprised by the staff's service and efficiency. Within a day, I obtained a document of identity to travel back to Singapore.
The consulate staff also offered to submit my application for a new passport, so that it could be processed while I was en route to Singapore.
In the end, my trip to India was delayed by only a week.
Shawn Low Cher Heang