Happy Birthday Woon Han

Many Happy Returns of the Day and I like to share some interesting things retrieved from my journal page dated Friday 19th Oct 1990 at 12.15am , written just hours before you were born : Interesting that the horoscope page cut out from the day's newspaper reads that as one born on this day, you are so straightforward that you usually get what you want when you first try for it! Faced with any kind of stumbling block, you never betray any sign of being threatened, instead you forge ahead with a strong will and determination to get ahead on schedule. You are an original thinker, and you never do anything the way it is "supposed" to be done - unless, of course, that way seems most suitable to your style and frame of mind. Well for that which is most important in your sojourn in life as a youth or young adult, ie. to develop yourself in excellence in an all round fashion as seemingly to be the trend of the Singapore Government for local schools, you have topped that goal in your performance at middle school and again recently in your high school.
Born healthy without any complication at 10.45am weighing 6lb 2oz, looks like you were definitely born a winner! In fact the hospital experience recorded as it happened in the above journal page became Mom's topic in a story telling contest that made her a winner too.
How fast time flies, counting your years 1, 2 and now 20!

On your birthday, dedication has been given to Aunty Diana from Ipoh who has sent you a letter/card that Shuan will take back with him on the way back to Singapore. She will receive notice of this through her sister Doris who has a facebook account. Last but not least, My Prayer for You on your birthday taken from General Mac Arthur for his son : Build me a son, O God, who will be strong enough to know when he is weak, and brave enough to face himself when he is afraid; one who will be proud and unbending in honest defeat, and humble and gentle in victory. Build me a son whose wishes will not take the place of deeds; a son who will know thee-and that to know himself is the foundation stone of knowledge. Lead him, I pray, not in the path of ease and comfort, but under the stress and spur of difficulties and challenge. Here let him learn to stand up in the storm; here let him learn compassion for those who fail. Build me a son whose heart will be clear, whose goal will be high, a son who will master himself before he seeks to master other men. One who will reach into the future, yet, never forgets the past. And after all these things are his, add, I pray, enough of a sense of humor, so that he may always be serious, yet never takes himself too seriously. Give him humility, so that he may always remember the simplicity of true greatness, the open mind of true wisdom, and the meekness of true strength. Then I, his father, will dare to whisper, “I have not lived in vain"

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1 comment:

Han 文翰 said...

Thanks Dad! =D