Archive for 二月, 2017

Couple lost son in gang fight but saved his friends

Mr Francis Ng (right) and his wife Joyce Tan have converted a room in their new apartment - which had been meant for their son Darren - into an entertainment centre for troubled young people. The couple have become akin to foster parents for 30 or so at-risk youth. Darren was hacked to death in a gang fight in 2010.ST PHOTO: CHEW SENG KIM ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN

Mr Francis Ng (right) and his wife Joyce Tan have converted a room in their new apartment – which had been meant for their son Darren – into an entertainment centre for troubled young people. The couple have become akin to foster parents for 30 or so at-risk youth. Darren was hacked to death in a gang fight in 2010.ST PHOTO: CHEW SENG KIM ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN

It was hard enough attending the wake of his 19-year-old son Darren, who was hacked to death in one of the most vicious gang attacks here in recent years.

But Mr Francis Ng’s anger grew when a group of tattooed youth came to pay their respects to their dead friend. They were partly to blame, he thought.

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何爷爷的移动乐园

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操场上,重达2850公斤的塑胶布,充气后缓缓升起,一座长达五十八公尺、五层楼高的滑水道矗立眼前。小朋友们迫不及待冲上去,边滑边放声尖叫,一起身,又赶紧再去排队。

另一头,是全台唯一的一座迪士尼卡通马桶造形滑水道,原本安静排队等待的小朋友们,一看到何茂成,突然一拥而上,「何爷爷好!何爷爷你来了。」「何爷爷,我们好想你喔。」

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$800,000 raised for Syrian refugees after receiving racist tweet

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Kal Penn, the actor best known for his roles in the medical TV show House and the Harold and Kumar film series, has so far raised over $800,000 (£635,000) for Syrian refugees in response to a racist tweet he received.

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Autistic S’pore boy’s heart-wrenching friendship with therapy horse

picmonkey-image-1This is Malcolm Lim.

He is 13, and was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder when he was around three and a half years old.

The beautiful horse he is riding is Lukas, a therapy horse at the Singapore Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA).

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Student’s sacrifices for O levels pay off

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She was so determined to do well in her O-level examination that she deleted her social media accounts and brought her social life to a standstill as the days drew closer.

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携手走过黑暗中的每一天

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今年获得台湾师鐸奖的徐薇雅,其实已度过近10年黑暗世界,也曾自暴自弃,所幸恪守誓言的先生一路扶持,让她在黑暗中找回温暖与希望。

目前在宜兰县苏澳国小任教的老师徐薇雅,在35岁时,因家族遗传的「色素性视网膜炎病变」发作,视力急遽退化。目前46岁的她,已几乎看不见。

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He plants thousands of flowers for blind wife to smell

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Mr and Mrs Kuroki worked and lived on their dairy in the Shintomi town of Japan for more than 30 years.

And when Mrs Kuroki suddenly became blind, Mr Kuroki came up with a truly thoughtful way to make his wife happy again – by planting her a garden of beautiful-smelling flowers.

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