Permits & Passes
Monday with the Editor: Taking life for granted
already more than a month into the end-year school holidays.
In three weeks' time, the new school year will start and
students will return to school life once again - it's a
cycle that is being taken for granted by many students.
students may not get to return to school after this holiday
season. In fact, some not only drop out of the school cycle,
but also out of life itself. Sad, isn't it?
Friday, a 14-year-old boy went about his holiday routine -
having fun - but I am sure it never crossed his mind that he
would not wake up to see another day on this good earth.
Harry CHAU, from 2A1 at Montfort Secondary School,
died after attempting a bicycle stunt in a practice session
at the Asia Xtour event held at Ngee Ann City's Civic Plaza.
school reopens at Montfort next January, I know that many of
his classmates, as well as schoolmates, will miss having him
around. So will I, when I return to relief teaching at
Montfort in the new year.
saddens me every time I hear of a young person struck down
in his prime - never getting to taste going to university,
doing national service, becoming a spouse and a parent, and
growing old. It brings to mind some saying in a book - The
Gift of Age - I reviewed recently. In it, local celebrity
David Kraal said, "To all you young ones who have no
time for the old, I say, 'Don't pity us, the grandfathers
and grandmothers of this world. In fact, I pity you -
because you have to wait so long to taste the fullness and
the extreme happiness that comes with being a
Harry CHAU will never get the chance to grow old and to
taste that fullness and extreme happiness that comes with
being a grandparent - something the gift of age bestows.
always made it a point to tell my students, just before a
holiday period, to have fun, but make sure they come back
after the holidays - in other words, do safe things during
the holidays. And my students, whether they be in Sec 1, 2,
3 or 4, will flash me that impish grin. I guess when I
return to school next year, these young chaps will reflect
silently the next time I dish out such advice.
condolences go out to Harry's family. It is said that when
young people die, their souls are reincarnated very quickly.
If that is true, then Harry is on his way to a new life.
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