The Way I See It

Life lessons from Grandpa's tales of wartime hardship

Recalling his stories of how he survived the war makes me thankful for all the blessings in this pandemic year

Dr Woffles Wu as a child in 1960 with his late grandfather Ong Cheng Bow, who survived the Japanese Occupation. PHOTO: WOFFLES WU
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With Christmas upon us in a matter of days, I have yet to get into a fully celebratory mood, although I have been invited to the odd pre-Christmas dinner here and there. I haven't even bought any presents for my family but will do so soon.

It's been a long difficult year, with loss of income, pay cuts and job losses affecting many. Doctors have not been spared, with medical tourism grinding to a halt, and we are all rightfully worried about when and how we will recover from this.

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