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Grateful for high-flying role model

To the world, Uncle Wingky is a brave and resilient former WWII bomber pilot; to me, he is a father figure who has always looked out for me

Life is as unpredictable as a poker game. Some are dealt a perfect straight flush. Some, unfortunately, get the worst cards in the deck.

For many of us, the dreams and aspirations we harboured as young idealists often translate into something quite different from what we had imagined.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 11, 2019, with the headline 'Grateful for high-flying role model'. Print Edition | Subscribe