Acceptance

You can always find a smile along these corridors, no matter how long, dark and lonely. No matter how hard the mattress, how bare the homes, how empty the lives. You can always find a smile. Even if their children don’t visit anymore. Even if their meals are simple. They’ve seen so much. We are…

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Footprints

I was looking forward so much to meeting him again. Holding the picture of the laughing man, I walked briskly along the bare cemented corridors towards his home. There he was! But things didn’t look right. He was sitting all alone, back turned towards the opened door, shoulders drooped, head bowed. We called to him,…

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Seah

One early morning at Sun Plaza, a young woman asked Mr Seah: “Why are you here everyday?” Mr Seah chuckled. “Then why are you here everyday?” “I’m here for work!”, the woman replied, somewhat incredulously. The man raised his brows. “So what do you think I’m doing here?” For 13 years, no one took his…

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Lemuel

Only a few years ago, Lemuel was sleeping on the streets. Stricken by diabetes and a rotting foot, rejected by employers and colleagues, he was too poor to rent even a tiny room in the world’s most expensive country. The streets became his home, the sky his ceiling, and torn cardboard boxes his bed and…

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