7 stories to beat the Sunday blues

An ambulance was stuck at open field along Kim Keat Avenue after trying to take a short cut, on Nov 5, 2016.
An ambulance was stuck at open field along Kim Keat Avenue after trying to take a short cut, on Nov 5, 2016.ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

Look, Sunday nights are depressing. You're already thinking about next Friday night.

We feel you.

Here are some stories to cheer you up, make you laugh or warm your heart.

1. Going nowhere

A huge magnet? A sentient field hungry for vehicles? GPS directions gone wrong? How else to explain a field in Kim Keat Avenue that has found itself an unlikely parking spot for, first, a bendy bus in September, then an ambulance on Saturday.

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2. Dream vacation at last


Eight-year-old Cao Yinpeng had to put on 10kg in two months to undergo a bone marrow transplant and save his father Cao Lei. PHOTO: WEIBO

A holiday is the least Cao Yinpeng, eight, deserves after he gained 10kg in two months to save his sick father. Thanks to generous well-wishers, this brave boy is getting the vacation Down Under he dreams of.

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3. Wonton destruction


Soya bean drink seller Tan Beng Gek (in purple) being escorted by SCDF officers, after she was punched twice by a man who became aggressive at Madam Yip's (in greenish-blue) Koka Wanton Noodles stall. PHOTO: SHIN MIN DAILY NEWS

Sometimes, the best thing for business is to have a drunkard smash your stall with a beer bottle. That irate customer couldn't wait 30 minutes for his wonton mee, but it looks like plenty of people can.

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4. Hunky grandpa


Wang Deshun displays a new creation by Chinese fashion designer Sheguang Hu during the fall/winter 2015 China Fashion Week in Beijing on March 25, 2015.PHOTO: NYTIMES

Mr Wang Deshun is 80. Eighty. And he's getting compliments like this: "Grandpa, your stomach is so gorgeous! Incredibly handsome!" The secret to his trim physique (80!)? "I eat whatever I want." Sounds easy enough.

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5. Lucky grandma

Giving Madam Loh's mother-in-law a lift up the stairs to the restaurant are (from left) Lance Cpl Wong, Pte Ng, Pte Ko, Lance Cpl Teo, 3SG Singh and MSG Johan.
(From left) Lance Cpl Wong Kai Xiong, Pte Malcolm Ng, Pte Ko Kai Sheng, Lance Cpl Javier Teo, 3SG Sukhdial Singh and MSG Johan Paramasivan. PHOTO: COURTESY OF LOH NGIUK LAN

We don't think Republic of Singapore Air Force airlifts usually happen at restaurants in Toa Payoh. Thanks to this group of kind-hearted soldiers, an 85-year-old grandma got to have lunch with her family.

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6. Paying it forward


Ms Bianca Tan working with four-year-old Leong Kar Hoi during a music therapy session that helps to regulate emotions and behaviour. ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN

We salute Ms Bianca Tan for not letting dyslexia hold her back. Inspired by the support she had growing up, she's becoming an early childhood educator.

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7. Future in fashion


Mr Mark Lim, the business development manager of Savvy & Co. ST PHOTO: DON CHI

"I see no future in your eyes," Mr Mark Lim's teacher told him when he collected his O-level results. Pfft. He's proven that book smarts aren't everything and now runs a fashion business with seven outlets.

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