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People who have given me a helping hand - My primary school friends who gave me the gift of “loving to read”

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

I went to school without attending preschool. In fact, I did not know there was such a thing as preschool. Hence when I entered Standard One, I could not read or write a word of English.

The first year was quite miserable. My father could not afford any tuition for me, and I just made do. Slowly I started understanding words and learnt to spell. By the end of Standard Two, I could read and write English reasonably.

My classmates in school, WYK, AL and OHT came from better backgrounds and their parents bought them story books. And WYK, AL and OHT were very generous in lending me their books to read.

And, boy, did I read. I loved the stories and read them voraciously. I think even in these early years, I started speed reading just because I had to return the books the next day.

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Thank you, a little less belated than the last time

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

When I grandly (over grandly in fact) announced my Most Audacious Goal for 2008, I promised to follow the advise given by the more established bloggers that I should be polite and thank bloggers who give me a link that results in a large flow of traffic.  

Well, it happened again. 

This time, Free Money Finance, made a mention of my financial blunders in his roundup for the week of 21 January 08, and there was a spike in traffic. 

Thank you, FMF!  

And a warm welcome to all FMF readers, who are dropping by for the first time.  Please look around and make yourself at home. 

I’ll appreciate your views and comments. 

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