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Centenarian's big day: 'I've had a good life'

Over 120 friends and loved ones gather to celebrate ex-principal's colourful, storied life

Published on Apr 13, 2014 2:49 PM

Mrs Mangalesvary Ambiavagar scrunched her 100-year-old face into a grimace and pronounced that she does not get involved in things like Facebook and Twitter.

"They will lead to trouble," the centenarian intoned before letting out a girlish giggle.

She does, however, log onto her computer every afternoon to play a game or two of FreeCell or Solitaire.

"I always lose at Solitaire so I don't like it so much. I can't seem to master the art of playing it right," she articulated in the crisp English which comes so effortlessly to many educated during Singapore's colonial era.

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