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The Good World

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Life can be tough.
Really.
Early morning sinuses, dust allergies, long working hours, late nights, horrible traffic, debts, peer pressure, being 25 – you know what I mean. And most days we just suck it up and (try to) grow up. Days turn into weeks, and weeks turn into months, and soon we yearn for a nice vacation somewhere away from the usual mundane scene.
How do we do it?
I don’t quite know how, but something happened yesterday that reminded me it’s not all that bad. It’s not a big thing. In fact, it’s such a small, forgettable incident that I could easily take for granted. READ MORE

“Make sure you be careful ah…”

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That was the phrase my dad would always use every time he finds out I’m going for new adventures, trying a new sport or rekindling an old one. Heck, he says that each time I leave the house, and over the phone when I’m out.
Most of my friends would know my love for basketball, but not many would know that badminton was the first sport that I took up quite seriously when I was a little kid. Driven by heroes like Foo Kok Keong and Rashid Sidek, my evenings were normally spent playng badminton with my dad and brother at the compound of my paternal grandmother’s house. I’ve even lost count the number of times the shuttlecock would end up on the roof or get caught in the branches of our majestic rambutan tree. READ MORE

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