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Our dengue epidemic and first death

We had our first case of dengue fever death yesterday.


When I heard the news, there were many questions as to how this could have happened, especially when the patient was a 20-year old young man, who would presumably have a higher chance of being able to fight against the virus. Was there somewhere lacking in the healthcare that he received? Reading the news article did not shed a lot of light on this. But the question of how his blood platelet count dropped to dangerously low levels while being admitted in hospital remains in my head.

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Farewell to a fine actor

2 nights ago, I was playing FB games in the room.

D was watching the news in the living room when he suddenly came in and said “Sh*t, Huang Wenyong has died.”

I quickly went out of the room, at the same time saying “what do you mean he has died??”


He had passed away due to lymphoma on 20 April, at the age of 60.


In the recent few years, I had rarely watched local drama serials.

But I definitely remember watching Huang Wenyong all the time when I was young.

In those days, there was little entertainment, so all we did was watch TV.

There were also not that many artistes or variety of programs.

Most of us Singaporeans would remember watching 雾锁南洋, 新兵小传, 迷离夜, 舞榭歌台 etc.

Huang Wenyong plays Ah Shui, the main character in the 雾锁南洋.

The show, together with him, forms part of my childhood memories.

As a kid, I would also learn all their songs and sing along whenever the program was played.

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