ST 12 Days of Christmas Surprises: Day 2 winner's husband is a devoted sports reader

As the Day 2 winner of The Straits Times 12 Days of Christmas Surprises contest, Madam Lubna Tahar, a 39-year-old finance manager, has won a Philips Avance Juicer. -- ST GRAPHIC
As the Day 2 winner of The Straits Times 12 Days of Christmas Surprises contest, Madam Lubna Tahar, a 39-year-old finance manager, has won a Philips Avance Juicer. -- ST GRAPHIC

Madam Lubna Tahar's husband cannot live without his daily dose of sports news from The Straits Times. Even when he is away on business, he would ask his wife to look for a copy of the newspaper for him.

If she does not manage to do so in time, her husband will still hunt for one when his flight lands, no matter the time.

As the Day 2 winner of The Straits Times 12 Days of Christmas Surprises contest, Madam Tahar, a 39-year-old finance manager, has won a Philips Avance Juicer.

Said her husband Mohd Elzharri, 34: "I didn't know my wife entered me in this competition, so of course I am very surprised that we won."

A staunch Liverpool fan, he said reading the Sports pages is a daily routine for the business development manager to keep himself updated on the latest news.

Before work, he would usually stop by a Shell petrol station in Tampines to pick up a copy of the daily.

"When he is away and if I don't manage to get the papers, he'll get frustrated and ask me where all the papers went," Madam Tahar said with a laugh.

In an e-mail entry she submitted to the ST Christmas contest last week, she wrote: "If he happens to be away on business and when he is back in town at night, he will make a desperate effort to hunt the last available copy. He is the only person I know, who has this strange but funny habit."

The couple hope to use the juicer to prepare healthy drinks for their one-year-old daughter.

Together with our presenting partner, Standard Chartered, ST is offering one mystery gift to one reader a day until Dec 24, as part of The Straits Times Appreciates Readers (Star) series to reach out to readers and the community.

To take part, just tell us in not more than 40 words: "Why my loved one or I deserve to get a gift from The Straits Times".

E-mail your entry to stxmas@sph.com.sg and include your full name, NRIC number and cellphone number. The contest is open until noon on Dec 23.

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To check out readers' entries as well as up-to-date stories on Christmas, please go to www.straitstimes.com/st-christmas-2013