[About this blog] Inspired by local soccer player Mike Lim during my rookie reporter days at Singapore Polytechnic, I set up this blog in August 2002. I feel that blogging is a novel platform to document interesting facets of my life and my thoughts on certain issues. [Email blogger] ephraim@singnet.com.sg

Saturday, July 21, 2007

[Punggol CC Youth Group and Harry Potter]
The Punggol CC Youth Group of Bedok-Reservoir Punggol held its Bi-annual General Meeting (BGM) today at a function room provided by Eng Wah Cinema, Suntec City. It was followed by lunch and viewing of the latest Harry Potter movie. What a great idea! We had the whole cineplex to ourselves complete with coke and popcorn. Boy, times have changed.

Below was the foreword I wrote for the BGM programme:

Foreword

1. MM Lee said recently that Singapore is entering a golden age and that young Singaporeans will inherit a Singapore full of hope and promise. Many older Singaporeans feel the same way. Some wish they could live a long time to see that future.

2. However, the thrill is in the journey, not the arrival. Every generation must rise to its own challenge. Indeed, every individual must take the test himself. Others can help but it is the individual himself who has to respond and cross the mountain pass. Every life is a drama whatever the Singapore we live in.

3. If we live only for ourselves, it is an empty life. We fulfil ourselves through others, by contributing to the community of which we are a part. It is only when we sacrifice and do good that our lives are transformed and have meaning. The Singapore that we see evolving into something wonderful is the result of many people working together to make it what it is. And it is for each generation to take that Singapore forward from strength to strength.

4. I look forward to working with members of the 9th YEC and wish you success in all your endeavours.

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