30 Mar '15, 3am

A #Singapore Mum shares with us her reaction when her daughter told her everyone was talking about Mr. Lee Kuan Yew:

A #Singapore Mum shares with us her reaction when her daughter told her everyone was talking about Mr. Lee Kuan Yew:

A Singapore mum writes a tribute to the memory of Founding Prime Minister of Singapore Mr. Lee Kuan Yew. Image: ST file photo My nine-year-old daughter came home from school on Monday and told me: “They have been talking about that Lee Kuan Yew all day!” Shocked at how disrespectful she sounded, I told her, “He is Mr Lee Kuan Yew. Do you know who he is?” “No, but I know he died,” she replied. How does one condense 50 years of a man’s work into a few short sentences a child can understand? How does one even begin, when that man is Mr Lee Kuan Yew? Telling her he was Singapore’s first Prime Minister wouldn’t be enough. Neither would telling her that he was a monument of a man who propelled Singapore to do great things. I have never been much of a historian, preferring to enjoy the present and dream about the future. Because of that, I’ve been remiss in helping my children un...

Full article: http://www.herworldplus.com/lifestyle/women-now/why-i-wan...

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